Bad weather before D-Day gave the Allied troops the element of surprise
Tsimshian people of the Pacific Northwest lived on salmon
, which were plentiful prior to commercial fishing, and used Western Redcedar for most of their needs
Some policies adopted as affirmative action, such as quotas for race or gender
admissions, have been criticized as a form of reverse discrimination
The color of deepest mourning among medieval
European queens was white rather than black
Violin makers are called "luthiers"
The ancestors of the Pueblo people
built incredible cities, cliff dwellings
, along the walls of canyons as well as enormous "great houses" and roads along the valleys
Chief Powhatan and his daughter Pocahontas
were from the Pamunkey tribe, the first Native Americans
that met the earliest permanent English colonists at [[Jamestown Settlement
The United Nations was established after World War II
for the purpose of securing world peace
Before the invention of the metronome, words were the only way to describe the tempo of a musical composition
The Ottoman Empire was the center of interactions between Asia and Europe for six centuries
The original plan for the Mount Rushmore monument was for the figures of the presidents to be carved down to their waists
The recorder, originally popular in Medieval
music, was revived in the twentieth century
Greek philosopher Hippocrates
recorded the first known personality
model basing his four "types" on the amount of body fluids, or "humors," an individual possessed.
The Eagles are the highest-selling American band in U.S. history
The Pit River is so named because of the pits the Achumawi dug to trap game that came to drink there.
Defense mechanisms work by changing unacceptable impulses into acceptable forms, or by unconsciously blocking such impulses, and thus reducing anxiety.
Kwakwaka'wakw have made great efforts to revive their traditional culture—their language, dances, masks, totem poles
, and the previously outlawed potlatch
Jesse and Frank James rarely robbed passengers on the trains they held up
It has been said that when Hernan Cortes reached Mexico
thought he was their god Quetzalcoatl
In Chinese thought Qi is believed to be the “life force” or “spiritual energy” that pervades the natural world
Enrico Fermi and other members of his team died of cancer
incurred by their work on developing the first nuclear reactor
Edward Albee's most famous play is "Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf"
0 (zero) was the last numerical digit to come into use
Coburn invented a kaleidoscope-like instrument with three mirrors clamped together, which when fitted over the lens of the camera would reflect and fracture the image. It would come to be called a "Vortoscope"
A type of dagger called a "Kris" is not just a physical weapon but is believed to have spiritual power
French anthropologist Lucien Lévy-Bruhl suggested that human beings use two kind of thinking: “mystical thinking” which was the essence of the "primitive mind" and rational thinking which is the hallmark of the "civilized mind"
A central tenet of the Church of Christ, Scientist founded by Mary Baker Eddy is spiritual healing of disease
Archie Moore's boxing style earned him the nickname "The Mongoose" and later in his career "The Old Mongoose"
Baba Yaga's "cabin on chicken legs" may be based on real buildings.
Graham Greene's intense focus on moral issues, politics, and religion, mixed with suspense and adventure, became the trademark of his popular novels.
Researchers tried to weigh the soul by weighing patients who were dying