Korean Script (Hangul)

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Unlike most languages, the Korean writing system hangul didn’t develop historically, it was invented and constructed by a team of linguists in 1443. Up until then, Korean was written with the Chinese characters called ‘hanja’. Seeing how both languages are … Read More

Pistachios

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Pistachios and cashews belong to the same family. Pistachios, at least the unsalted ones, are very healthy. A normal serving of one ounce, so around 49 nuts, provides the same amount of calories and proteins as an egg. They also … Read More

Christopher Columbus

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Christopher Columbus was Italian. Before Spain sponsored Columbus voyage, France, England and Portugal declined to back the expedition. Columbus’s flagship ran into a coral reef on Christmas Eve 1492. When 40 crew members were left behind to start the first … Read More

Apollo Space Missions

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Six manned Apollo missions landed on the moon. The last manned moon landing carried the first geologist into space. You may know that the Apollo 11 Spacecraft, which brought the first men on the moon had less processing power than … Read More

Australia

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Although Australia doesn’t have the southernmost mainland in the world, it’s the country you think about when you talk about Down under. However, in a couple of millennia it will probably be more down middle. Each year, Australia is moving … Read More

Elephant

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Elephants are known for their extremely long gestation period of almost 22 years. But did you know that female elephants can become mothers right up to the age of 50? Apart from their size elephants have some other quite unique … Read More

Trevi Fountain

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The impressive fountain is the most visited in Rome and is a popular spot for couples. The romantic sculpture was completed in 1762 and it took Nicola Salvi almost 20 years to make it. Almost more impressive, is that the … Read More

X-rays

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The German physicist Wilhelm Roentgen was not the first to observe the mysterious rays, but he was the first who studied them. Roentgen’s interest was piqued when a fluorescent screen was lit up during an experiment. When he passed his … Read More

Bette Davis

‘Bette’ was a stage name, the actress was born as Ruth Elizabeth Davis. Bette Davis was born in 1908, had her cinema debut in 1931 and starred in her last movie in 1989, the year of her death. During her … Read More

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