Trivia quiz about the cool month of November
There have been incredible advances over the last 150 years...here are five exceptional ones.
John D. Rockefeller was a robber baron who used his insight of business to ruthlessly force other oil and petroleum companies out of business, and who managed to hide it all from the public. Rockefeller thought of all possible ways to eliminate his competitors. He asked the railroad for secret...
In school, you heard the stories about their exploits. But, are they real or simply myths?
The four-leaf clover, a common symbol of luck, has its origins in folklore that is centuries old. So, just how did this superstition come to be?
The early modern era is said to have been between the years 1500 and 1800. It's held to have begun during the Late Renaissance period and ended about the time industrialization changed the face of the world. It was an amazing time of scientific...
At the time Galileo wrote his letter to Madame Christina of Lorraine - Grand Duchess of Tuscany, there was much debate about the orientation of the Universe. Galileo, following the belief of Nicolaus Copernicus, was a proponent of a heliocentric...
The history of graffiti is as old as civilization itself. Ever since people have had walls and materials to scratch or paint with, they have used graffiti as the means of achieving some kind of widespread audience for their words or pictures.
This is the story of the life of James Lewis Macie, aka James Smithson and the events which led to the founding of the Smithsonian Institution in Washington DC.
When we see certain symbols or gestures, we immediately associate them with good or evil; however, many of them were either born out of goodness and virtue or in some cases, actually evil. Let's look at some of these.