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Moon landing

Was Neil Armstrong Nervous About the Moon Landing?

Environmental factors in space are dramatically different from Earth, because of these differences the daily rhythms of activity and heart rate of astronauts while they were in space were noted. Did you know, that on the infamous moon landing Neil Armstrong experienced an anxiety attack?  Neil Armstrong, the first man on the moon, experienced a …

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Telephone

How Did Alexander Graham Bell Want to Answer the Telephone?

Alexander Graham Bell was a Scottish inventor who is credited for patenting the world’s first functional telephone. He is also the co-founder of the American Telephone and Telegraph Company in 1885. While we commonly answer our phones with a hello. Did you know Bell intended to greet people on the telephone? When people first began …

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Aloha

What is the Aloha Spirit Law?

Aloha is a Hawaiian term that has several meanings. The word means love, affection, peace, compassion, and mercy. It is widely used as a greeting, but it has a deeper cultural and spiritual meaning for native Hawaiians. They use it to describe a force that keeps life together. But do you know what the Aloha …

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Cats on boats

Why Did Seafarers Always Keep Cats Aboard?

Since ancient times, sailors have traversed the open ocean for fishing, trading, and exploration. Because these early mariners faced many dangers and uncertainties, they relied on superstitions, omens, and luck to keep them safe and guide them home. Sailors’ superstitions provided them with a sense of control as they navigated the unpredictability of the seas. …

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Who was the Youngest Soldier in World War II?

A Russian film was released in February 2019 entitled Soldier Boy. It starred child actor Andrey Andreev. He portrayed a boy who was part of the Second World War. The film showed how this young boy witnessed and experienced the devastation during the war. Who was this youngest soldier in World War II? Seryozha Aleshkov …

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Which Former British Royal was Supposed to Star in the Sequel of The Bodyguard?

In one of his interviews, Kevin Costner revealed that he offered a role to a former British Royalty for the sequel of his hit film The Bodyguard. But which former British Royal was he referring to?  Princess Diana decided to act in ‘The Bodyguard 2’ when Kevin Costner approached her. The plot revolved around a …

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Przewalski

What is the Only True Wild Horse?

While the majority of horses today are domesticated, others remain wild. Feral horses are the offspring of once-tame animals that have roamed the countryside for generations. Groups of these horses can be found all over the world. But do you know there is only one true wild horse?  Mongolia’s only truly wild horse is the …

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Ethiopian Calendar

How is Ethiopia’s Calendar Unique?

While we know that a calendar is used to keep track of the days. The concept behind its creation is quite remarkable. In order to keep track of the day, time periods, usually days, weeks, months, and years are given names. A date is the designation of a single, specific day in such a system. …

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Clue Board Game

How Was Clue Invented?

Cluedo, also known as Clue in North America, is a murder mystery game for three to six players. It was created by British board game designer Anthony E. Pratt in 1943. Waddingtons introduced the game in the United Kingdom in 1949. It has been relaunched and updated several times since then, and it is now …

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sheep fighting in algeria

How is Sheep Fighting Done in Algeria?

Algeria has battled lawlessly over the years the economic struggles of their country like suppression of the state, lack of jobs for the people, and tension on borders. Having strict marshals that supervise the country, young men found a scapegoat through sheep fighting. What was it? And how was this done? Sheep fighting is not …

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