Omar Khayyam is famous not only for his scientific work but also his poetry
, having written one thousand four-line verses
Until the Renaissance
, 'philosophy' and 'science' were considered the same discipline.
In Freemasonry, the Supreme Being
is referred to as the "Great Architect of the Universe," in keeping with the use of architectural symbolism
Lake Superior, the largest of the North American Great Lakes
, is the largest freshwater lake in the world by surface area
The original meaning of the term "propaganda" was not negative, simply "that which ought to be spread"
Nunavut is the newest, largest, and most northerly territory of Canada
The Ottoman Empire was the center of interactions between Asia and Europe for six centuries
In the seventeenth century, Transylvania was an autonomous state and passed through a "Golden age" for religions
In 1922 Grantland Rice became the first play-by-play announcer carried live on radio
for the World Series game.
Contrary to popular belief, Napoleon was actually slightly taller than an average Frenchman of the nineteenth century
Despite having been a slave
owner himself, Benjamin Rush became an ardent abolitionist
Harmandir Sahib (the Golden Temple of Amritsar) literally means "House of God"
The Hawaiian name "Mauna Loa" means "Long Mountain"
The suffering in Biafra during the Nigerian Civil War led to the development of international humanitarian agencies designed to respond to complex emergencies anywhere in the world
The Industrial Revolution
led to advances in agricultural technology that greatly increased food production allowing large numbers of people to pursue other types of work
Uhuru Kenyatta, son of the first president of Kenya
, Jomo Kenyatta, was elected fourth president in 2013
Martin Luther King, Jr. received the Nobel Peace Prize
in 1964 for his work to end racial segregation through nonviolent means; at the time he was the award's youngest recipient
The MBTI differs from standardized tests measuring traits that can be improved with practice, instead identifying preferred types.
Lee Falk's comic strip
character 'The Phantom' inspired the costumed image of what has today become known as the "superhero."
John Fitzgerald Kennedy, often referred to by his initials JFK, was the 35th President of the United States
, serving from 1961 until his assassination
Historians invented the phrase "Weimar Republic" for the government of Germany
from 1919 to 1933 officially called Deutsches Reich
, usually translated as "The German Reich"
In the Jewish
law there was no provision for bankruptcy; instead, all unpaid debts were canceled every seven years
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.
At its height, in the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries, the Songhai Empire was the largest empire in West Africa
suggested that the best orator should be the best human being, understanding the correct way to live, acting upon it by being active in politics, and instructing others through speeches, through example, and through making good laws.
The first electron microscope prototype was built in 1931 by German engineers Ernst Ruska and Max Knoll
Alabama is unofficially nicknamed the Yellowhammer State, after the state bird, and is also known as the "Heart of Dixie"
King Edward VII was known as the "uncle of Europe" as he was related to nearly every other European monarch
Arranged marriages have been employed to unite enemy nations and create a culture of peace
P.T. Barnum used entertainment not only as a money-making venture but also to explore social issues, challenging racism
Uncle Sam Wilson of Troy, New York, is recognized as the progenitor of America's National symbol of Uncle Sam
Sigmund Freud is commonly referred to as "the father of psychoanalysis"
The name Boudica means Victoria in English
Modern golf is considered to be a Scottish