The didgeridoo is commonly claimed to be the world's oldest wind instrument
In China, girls' feet were bound so the arch was forced upward, resulting in a "lotus foot"
The Golden Horde was a Mongol state established in the thirteenth century after the break up of the Mongol Empire
The first attempt at cloud seeding was in 1946 when dry ice dropped from a plane led to snow fall
Several Plains Indians
tribes lived in semi-subterranean buildings covered with earth, known as earth lodges
B.R. Ambedkar was the chief architect of the Constitution of India
Human sexual activity is more than a physical activity, it impacts the minds and hearts as well as the bodies of the participants
For Anton Bruckner, like Bach
, music served the purpose of praising and glorifying God
Although sightings of Bigfoot, also known as Sasquatch, continue to be reported the majority of scientist remain skeptical about the existence of such a creature
The Waseda University academic cap is square and was specially designed to be unique, immediately identifying its wearer as a Waseda student
Plans to build a bridge or tunnel across the Bering Strait were proposed as far back as the nineteenth century
Indonesia is the most populous Muslim-majority nation in the world
Joseph Smith, Jr.
published the first edition of the Book of Mormon in 1830 in Palmyra, New York
The Battle of Kursk, in which the Soviet Red Army defeated Hitler
's German troops, was a turning point in World War II
, giving the Soviets the strategic initiative on the Eastern Front
The Hebrew word for "tabernacle" is "mishkan" which means "Place of [Divine] dwelling"
is the site of a large henge and several stone circles, dating to around 5000 years ago
The Book of Jeremiah is best known for its theme of the "New Covenant" that involves a personal relationship with God
The Roman census was the most developed in the ancient world, the word "census" coming from Latin "censere," meaning "estimate"
The region once occupied by Yugoslavia is often described as "the crossroads between East and West"
Daniel arap Moi was popularly known as "Nyayo," a Swahili word for "footsteps" which he used to describe his philosophy
Kumgangsan, the Diamond Mountain, is one of the most spectacular tourist sights in Korea
In the Jewish
law there was no provision for bankruptcy; instead, all unpaid debts were canceled every seven years
The name Beijing literally means "northern capital"
The story of Cain and Abel in Genesis
tells of the first human murder
when Cain killed his brother Abel
Lee Falk's comic strip
character 'The Phantom' inspired the costumed image of what has today become known as the "superhero."
Robert K. Merton coined the expression "self-fulfilling prophecy"
Only a small percentage of adopted children are orphans
whose biological parents died
Dedekind came up with the notion of the "Dedekind cut" which is foundational in defining real numbers
Land value tax has been referred to as "the perfect tax."
Bryce Canyon has one of the highest concentrations of hoodoos of any place on Earth
, the penalty of drawing and quartering was usually reserved for commoners, including knights. Noble traitors were merely beheaded
The original meaning of the term "propaganda" was not negative, simply "that which ought to be spread"
At its height, in the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries, the Songhai Empire was the largest empire in West Africa