The eggplant or aubergine is widely used in Indian cuisine
where it is called brinjal, and is considered the "King of Vegetables"
Like all art forms in Indian
culture, Carnatic music is believed to have a divine origin
There was no formal scientific definition of "planet" until 2006
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.
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 was known as "Acher" ("outcast") and condemned as a heretic by his fellow Tannaim
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 wrote over 600 letters to his brother Theo
The Indus is the most important river in Pakistan
providing essential water for its economy
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 was founded by American Methodist
missionary Mary Scranton as Ewha Girls School (Pear Blossom Academy)
The Battle of Karbala was a defining moment in the separation of Sunni
and Shi'a Islam
The term "Psychology" comes from Greek and means "study of the soul
The first ten amendments to the United States Constitution are known as the Bill of Rights
José Martí is often called the "Apostle of Cuban Independence"
In some jurisdictions if the victim survived longer than "one year and a day" the perpetrator could not be tried for murder
An early parachute design was called "Homo Volans" (Flying Man)
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
The first British monarch to live in Buckingham Palace was Queen Victoria
Robert Morrison was the first Protestant
missionary to China, baptizing ten converts over a period of 27 years
Vaishnavism differs from other traditions of Hinduism
by recognizing Vishnu
as the supreme deity
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, first emperor of unified China, was buried with an army of thousands of life size terracotta soldiers
to guard him in the afterlife
The Prime Minister of the UK
traditionally resides at 10 Downing Street in London
The Open University has more disabled students than any other UK or European university.
David means "beloved" in Hebrew
Sri Aurobindo synthesized Eastern and Western thought, teaching about spiritual evolution and the importance of the feminine
The Great Pyramid was the world's tallest building for four millennia
Frederick the Great was an eighteenth century king of Prussia
also nicknamed "der alte Fritz" ("Old Fritz").
Détente usually refers to the easing of relations in the Cold War
The town of Orono in Maine
takes its name from the great Penobscot chief or sagamore, Joseph Orono
Sulfuric acid was known to medieval
European alchemists as "oil of vitriol"
Charles Perrault was almost 70 years old when he wrote his Histoires ou Contes du temps passé
(also known as Mother Goose Tales).
Jan van Riebeeck established the ship refreshment post that became the city of Cape Town
Dwight "Ike" Eisenhower was the 34th President of the United States, from 1953 until 1961