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Daniel Boone’s Role in The American Revolution

Daniel Boone is one of the most iconic figures to have emerged from American history but his role in the American revolution is not so well understood. Perhaps better known as a frontiersman, the line between myth and legend was...

How America Became an Oil Powerhouse

For the last 160 years oil has been a hugely important resource not only for America but the rest of the world. This has led to America becoming a superpower partly because it is an oil powerhouse. This is the...

How To Think About Colors Outside of our Spectrum

A spectral color is a color that is evoked in a normal human eye by a single wavelength of light in the visible spectrum, or by a relatively narrow band of wavelengths, also known as monochromatic light. Every wavelength of visible light...

30 Greatest Quotes About Knowledge

Quotes are quite underrated. As Robin Williams rightly quoted, “No Matter what anybody tells you, words and ideas can change the world”, words and quotes can change everything. Quotes can uplift souls, they can change a society, a country, a...

The History of the Fork

What useful instrument has been pronounced a vanity, before being deemed unmanly, and then considered essential to civilized society? We know knives have been around as necessary for a long time, but what about the fork? If you asked someone...

How do Plagues Spread in the Modern Day

According to the Oxford dictionary, a plague is a viral airborne disease that infects and kills a mass number of people at a very fast space. During the medieval times, plagues generally referred to a kind of fever that was...

The True History of Daylight Savings Time

Each spring, people in several countries throughout the world set their clocks forwards, usually by one hour. In the coming fall, these same people turn their clocks in the opposite direction, typically backwards by one hour. This seems like a...

The True Story of John Quincy Adam’s Pet Alligator

Quincy’s pet alligator has been a topic surrounded by a lot of speculation that it eventually begins to sound and feel like a myth. John Quincy Adams however, was no myth. He was the United States President from 1825 to...

North Korea’s Hotel of Doom

The Ryugyong Hotel located in Pyongyang, North Korea is one of the very few abandoned skyscrapers that the world has. The hotel is a massive 1089 feet high — that is about 105 floors and can easily accommodate 3000 rooms....