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Cheyenne

Cheyenne were involved in the Indian Wars: Southern Cheyenne were killed at the Sand Creek Massacre and Northern Cheyenne participated in the Battle of the Little Bighorn defeating George Armstrong Custer and his troops

Eggplant

The eggplant or aubergine is widely used in Indian cuisine where it is called brinjal, and is considered the "King of Vegetables"

Carnatic music

Like all art forms in Indian culture, Carnatic music is believed to have a divine origin

Planet

There was no formal scientific definition of "planet" until 2006

Saint Andrew

It is said that Saint Andrew, refusing to be crucified on the same type of cross as Christ because he was not worthy, was martyred on an X-shaped cross.

Frank Lloyd Wright

The most famous buildings designed by Frank Lloyd Wright include the private home "Fallingwater" and the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum in New York City

Elisha ben Abuyah

Elisha ben Abuyah was known as "Acher" ("outcast") and condemned as a heretic by his fellow Tannaim

Cybercrime

Cybercrime refers to crime that involves a computer and a network either used in the commission of the crime or as the target

Vincent van Gogh

Vincent van Gogh wrote over 600 letters to his brother Theo

Indus River

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

Waseda University

The Waseda University academic cap is square and was specially designed to be unique, immediately identifying its wearer as a Waseda student

Ewha Womans University

Ewha Womans University was founded by American Methodist missionary Mary Scranton as Ewha Girls School (Pear Blossom Academy)

Battle of Karbala

The Battle of Karbala was a defining moment in the separation of Sunni and Shi'a Islam

Elf

The earliest preserved description of elves comes from Norse mythology

Psychology

The term "Psychology" comes from Greek and means "study of the soul"

United States Constitution

The first ten amendments to the United States Constitution are known as the Bill of Rights

Jose Marti

José Martí is often called the "Apostle of Cuban Independence"

Murder

In some jurisdictions if the victim survived longer than "one year and a day" the perpetrator could not be tried for murder

Ahimsa

Ahimsa (nonviolence is the most essential religious duty in Jainism

Parachute

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

Netherlands

The Netherlands is often called "Holland" although this is not accurate; North and South Holland in the western Netherlands are only two of the country's twelve provinces

Buckingham Palace

The first British monarch to live in Buckingham Palace was Queen Victoria

Robert Morrison

Robert Morrison was the first Protestant missionary to China, baptizing ten converts over a period of 27 years

Uganda

Winston Churchill called Uganda "the pearl of Africa"

Vaishnavism

Vaishnavism differs from other traditions of Hinduism by recognizing Vishnu as the supreme deity

Indus Valley Civilization

The Indus Valley Civilization had an advanced urban culture, with streets laid out in a grid pattern, advanced architecture and impressive sewage and drainage systems

Qin Shi Huang

Qin Shi Huang, first emperor of unified China, was buried with an army of thousands of life size terracotta soldiers to guard him in the afterlife

Prime Minister of the United Kingdom

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

Open University

The Open University has more disabled students than any other UK or European university.

David

David means "beloved" in Hebrew

Sri Aurobindo

Sri Aurobindo synthesized Eastern and Western thought, teaching about spiritual evolution and the importance of the feminine

Great Pyramid of Giza

The Great Pyramid was the world's tallest building for four millennia

Frederick II of Prussia

Frederick the Great was an eighteenth century king of Prussia also nicknamed "der alte Fritz" ("Old Fritz").

Detente

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

Penobscot

The town of Orono in Maine takes its name from the great Penobscot chief or sagamore, Joseph Orono

Sulfuric acid

Sulfuric acid was known to medieval European alchemists as "oil of vitriol"

Charles Perrault

Charles Perrault was almost 70 years old when he wrote his Histoires ou Contes du temps passé (also known as Mother Goose Tales).

Mercury (element)

The chemical element mercury is the only metal that is liquid at standard conditions for temperature and pressure

Jan van Riebeeck

Jan van Riebeeck established the ship refreshment post that became the city of Cape Town

Dwight D. Eisenhower

Dwight "Ike" Eisenhower was the 34th President of the United States, from 1953 until 1961