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Yellow River

The Yellow River is known as the "Mother River of China" and "the Cradle of Chinese Civilization"

Bhumibol Adulyadej

Bhumibol Adulyadej, king for 70 years, had the longest reign in [[Thailand

Namib Desert

The Namib Desert, stretching 1,000 miles along the Atlantic coast of Southern Africa, is believed to be the world's oldest desert having been arid for at least 55 million years

Osama bin Laden

Osama bin Laden initially denied involvement in the infamous September 11, 2001 attacks on the United States

Prime Minister of the United Kingdom

The Prime Minister of the UK traditionally resides at 10 Downing Street in London

Isaac Newton

Sir Isaac Newton, generally regarded as one of the most accomplished and influential scientists in history, wrote more on religion than on science

Seminole

The Florida Seminoles are the only American Indian tribe never to sign a formal peace treaty with the United States

Detente

Détente usually refers to the easing of relations in the Cold War

Harriet Tubman

Harriet Tubman was buried with full military honors at Fort Hill Cemetery in Auburn, New York

Bankruptcy

In the Jewish law there was no provision for bankruptcy; instead, all unpaid debts were canceled every seven years

Tlingit

Tlingit spirituality is expressed through art, especially in the form of detailed carvings on totem poles

Holy Sepulchre

the Church of the Holy Sepulchre in Jerusalem is considered the holiest Christian site in the world, built at the place of Jesus' crucifixion and burial

Parachute

An early parachute design was called "Homo Volans" (Flying Man)

John James Audubon

John James Audubon planned to catalog and paint all the birds of North America

Earth lodge

Several Plains Indians tribes lived in semi-subterranean buildings covered with earth, known as earth lodges

Polygyny

Polygyny, the marital practice in which a man has more than one wife simultaneously, is the most common form of polygamy

Enrico Fermi

Enrico Fermi and other members of his team died of cancer incurred by their work on developing the first nuclear reactor

Academy

The first Academy was Plato's school of philosophy dedicated to Athena the goddess of wisdom

Kibbutz

Kibbutz members took pleasure in bringing the land back to life by planting trees, draining swamps, and countless other activities to make the land more fertile.

Guru Nanak

Guru Nanak is the founder of the Sikh religion

Flow (psychology)

In Positive psychology "Flow" is a state of absorption in an activity and an intrinsically rewarding experience

Cockscomb Basin Wildlife Sanctuary

The Cockscomb Basin Wildlife Sanctuary in Belize was founded as the first wilderness sanctuary for the jaguar

Medjugorje

The location in Medjugorje, in Bosnia and Herzegovina, where six teenagers had visions of Mary is known as "Apparition Hill"

Book of Mormon

Joseph Smith, Jr. published the first edition of the Book of Mormon in 1830 in Palmyra, New York

Neoproterozoic

The greatest ice ages occurred during the Neoproterozoic

Indus River

The Indus is the most important river in Pakistan providing essential water for its economy

C. V. Raman

C. V. Raman completed his Masters degree in physics while still a teenager

Tunisia

Tunisia has been significant since ancient times: from the Phoenician city of Carthage through its role in the Roman Empire, its time as a pirate stronghold, rebuilding under the Ottoman Empire, and more recentl

Hobby

The term "hobby" came from "hobby-horse" which was a child's toy

Moai

Scientists have come up with several theories to explain how the Moai of Easter Island "walked" from the quarry to their stone platforms

Kintpuash

Kintpuash, also known as Captain Jack, was convicted of war crimes and executed for his actions in the Modoc War

Battle of Normandy

Bad weather before D-Day gave the Allied troops the element of surprise

Thesaurus

The word "thesaurus" comes from a Greek word meaning "treasury"

Osage Nation

The Osage reservation was the poorest for agriculture but they became rich when oil was found there.

George Peter Murdock

Peter Murdock's research showed that the family of parents and children is a central social structure in all cultures

Treason

In the past treason, the betrayal of one's nation, was considered the worst crime, with punishment even more serious than for murder

Albert Einstein

Albert Einstein is considered the greatest scientist of the twentieth century and was named "Person of the Century" by TIME magazine

Battle of the Alamo

The deaths of such popular figures as Davy Crockett and Jim Bowie contributed to how the Battle of the Alamo has been regarded as an heroic and iconic moment in Texan and U.S. history

Gospel of Thomas

The Gospel of Thomas emphasizes salvation through understanding the words of Jesus

First Lady of the United States

The original First Lady of the United States, Martha Washington, was often referred to as "Lady Washington"