The story of Cain and Abel in Genesis
tells of the first human murder
when Cain killed his brother Abel
The location in Medjugorje, in Bosnia and Herzegovina
, where six teenagers had visions of Mary is known as "Apparition Hill"
Paul-Henri Spaak was nicknamed "Mr. Europe"
The "Sunshine Policy" of South Korea
towards North Korea
was named after Aesop
's fable in which the man removed his coat voluntarily to enjoy the warmth of the sun
The Sumerian deity
"Enki" ("Lord of the Earth") was born when the tears of Anu
, the chief god, met the salt waters of the sea goddess Nammu
Baba Yaga's "cabin on chicken legs" may be based on real buildings.
Loretta Lynn's own life provided material for many of her best selling songs and her autobiography, "Coal Miner's Daughter," was a best seller and was made into an Oscar
Illusions are distortions of sensory perception
, "mocking" the senses
so that most people are deceived
The term "turbine" comes from the Latin "turbo" which means vortex
The name Beijing literally means "northern capital"
Key West, located in the Florida Keys, is the southernmost city of the continental United States and only 94 miles from Cuba
Tina Turner was born in Nutbush, Tennessee
, a small rural community that she described in her 1973 hit song "Nutbush City Limits"
Nunavut is the newest, largest, and most northerly territory of Canada
Auden was one of the first prominent critics to praise J.R.R. Tolkien
's The Lord of the Rings
It has been said that when Hernan Cortes reached Mexico
thought he was their god Quetzalcoatl
In 1948 the United Nations defined freedom of religion as a universal human right
Some form of flute has been used in virtually every world culture and as far back in time as 40,000 years ago
Chemosh was the supreme Moabite deity
who was believed to bring victory to his people when they honored him properly, but allowed their enemies to prevail when they fell into sin
's sword Excalibur comes from another realm, and when Arthur dies it must be returned there
Whales are the largest mammals, the largest vertebrates, and the largest known animals in the world.
Modern dance developed in the twentieth century as a rebellion not only against the constraints of classical ballet
but as a way to express contemporary social concerns
The Donatists were the first Christian movement to oppose the union of church and state
The word galaxy
derives from "galaxias" meaning "milky," the Greek
term for our own Milky Way galaxy
"Ka'bah" comes from the Arabic word "muka'ab" meaning cube
winning German physicist Max von Laue openly resisted the Nazi regime's anti-Jewish Deutsche Physik
Dystopia refers to a place too bad to be practicable, the opposite of utopia
which is too good
Passamaquoddy are known for their arts and crafts, such as jewelry
, basketry, wood carving, and building birch bark canoes
The motto of Papua New Guinea is "Unity in Diversity"
Classical music is considered primarily a written
musical tradition, preserved in music notation
The Mahabharata is the longest epic poem ever written
Due to his perennial youthful appearance, Dick Clark was often referred to as "America's oldest teenager"
John Fitzgerald Kennedy, often referred to by his initials JFK, was the 35th President of the United States
, serving from 1961 until his assassination
Slave trading, often referred to as "human trafficking
," remains a major problem in the modern world.
Antoinette Brown Blackwell was the first woman to be ordained as a Christian minister in the United States
Donald O. Hebb's work laid the foundation for neuropsychology as he sought to understand how neurons
in the brain
contributed to [[psychology
Sergei Rachmaninoff had piano roll recordings made of many of his performances