American Samoa is the location of early twentieth-century American anthropologist Margaret Mead
's controversial study, "Coming of Age in Samoa."
Cockroaches display group decision-making when choosing food sources and hiding places
The Civil Rights Act of 1964 was amended prior to passage to explicitly include women's rights
Lake Superior, the largest of the North American Great Lakes
, is the largest freshwater lake in the world by surface area
Before establishing the Church of Scientology, founder L. Ron Hubbard was a science fiction
In 1948 the United Nations defined freedom of religion as a universal human right
Wovoka, also known as Jack Wilson, was a Paiute
shaman who received a vision of peace and instructions on how to perform the Ghost Dance
The Mandate of Heaven, requiring rulers to rule justly, was introduced by the Zhou Dynasty of China
Distance education has been around at least since Isaac Pitman
taught shorthand in Great Britain
via correspondence in the 1840s.
The American educational psychologist, Benjamin Bloom, carried out research that showed that a "decade of dedication" is more important than giftedness
in achieving success in a given field of learning
Without "greenhouse gases" the Earth
would be so cold as to be uninhabitable
The phenomenon of magnetism was known in ancient times but it was not until the nineteenth century that the connection was made between magnetism and electricity
Mother Teresa was canonized as a saint
by Pope Francis on September 4, 2016
The Donatists were the first Christian movement to oppose the union of church and state
The origin of the Dravidian languages, spoken by over 200 million people located primarily in Southern India
, has remained unclear and controversial
Patrick Henry is best known for his speech "Give me liberty, or give me death!" advocating American independence
In some cultures, adultery was defined as a crime only when a wife had sexual relations with a man who was not her husband; a husband could be unfaithful to his wife without it being considered adultery.
In the Jewish
law there was no provision for bankruptcy; instead, all unpaid debts
were canceled every seven years
The color of deepest mourning among medieval
European queens was white rather than black
The Balinese people are descendants of a prehistoric race who migrated
through mainland Asia to the Indonesian
Barter differs from gift exchange
in that in barter the reciprocal exchange is immediate and has agreed upon terms
The town of Orono in Maine
takes its name from the great Penobscot chief or sagamore, Joseph Orono
Belief in dybbuks, souls
of the dead that attach themselves to living persons on earth, became widespread in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries
The use of espionage dates back well into ancient history.
Mercy Otis Warren was known as the "Conscience of the American Revolution"
The Pit River is so named because of the pits the Achumawi dug to trap game that came to drink there.
At its height, in the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries, the Songhai Empire was the largest empire in West Africa
Truman's middle initial "S" honors his grandfathers, Anderson Shipp Truman and Solomon Young
Alabama is unofficially nicknamed the Yellowhammer State, after the state bird, and is also known as the "Heart of Dixie"
The first corrective contact lenses were made of blown glass
The name "Black Hills" is a translation of the Lakota
"Pahá Sápa" - "hills that are black"
Discussions of economics have existed since ancient times but it was not a separate discipline until the nineteenth century
Egypt is the most populous country in the Arab
world and the second-most populous on the African
Dinosaur means "terrible" or "fearsome" "lizard" or "reptile" and were so called by Richard Owen
to express his awe at their size and majesty
The execution of Protestants
during the reign of Queen Mary Tudor earned her the nickname "Bloody Mary"
One of the most important events of the Proterozoic was the build up of oxygen
in Earth's atmosphere