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How Did the Greeks Hide Museum Artifacts from the Nazis?

The Nazis had expected thousands of antiques when they entered the National Archaeological Museum. The only barrier that kept them from stealing the hidden riches was the persistent effort of the museum’s workers.  The Greek Ministry of Culture devised a plan to ensure the utmost protection of their priceless relics. Following their orders, the National …

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Boring, Bland, and Dull: Unexciting or Some Very Unique Town Names?

There are tons of peculiar city names we’ve come to see over the years. There are some that make more impact on us than others. From the more peculiar names like Two Egg, Florida or Intercourse, Pennsylvania, what seemingly uninteresting names are there? Three towns called Boring, Bland and Dull have decided to form a …

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Phil Collins has one of, if not the largest collection of Alamo artifacts. He started collecting artifacts in 1994, after getting a gift from his wife. In 2012 he published a book about the collection. He donated his collection to a new Texas museum in 2014, which debuted in public this year.

Come and Take a Look at Me Now On a Saturday morning last April, Phil Collins was looking out the window of his suite atop San Antonio’s Hyatt Regency on the River Walk. It’s not the biggest or the priciest room in the hotel, the one in which you’d expect to find a pop star …

Phil Collins has one of, if not the largest collection of Alamo artifacts. He started collecting artifacts in 1994, after getting a gift from his wife. In 2012 he published a book about the collection. He donated his collection to a new Texas museum in 2014, which debuted in public this year. Read More »

For several years, up until 2018, Sweden’s official Twitter account was given to a random citizen every week to manage.

Sweden’s official Twitter account will no longer be run by random Swedes Sweden is rightly famous for many things — its natural beauty, its health care, its wealth, Ikea — but one of the country’s most public achievements, its Twitter, doesn’t always come up in those conversations. Since 2011, the Swedish Institute has handed over …

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John D. Rockefeller was the world’s first Billionaire and it was his near-monopoly oil business in the USA that necessitated the federal and states governments to create Antitrust laws.

John D. Rockefeller Who Was John D. Rockefeller? American industrialist John D. Rockefeller built his first oil refinery near Cleveland and in 1870 incorporated the Standard Oil Company. By 1882 he had a near-monopoly of the oil business in the United States, but his business practices led to the passing of antitrust laws. Later in …

John D. Rockefeller was the world’s first Billionaire and it was his near-monopoly oil business in the USA that necessitated the federal and states governments to create Antitrust laws. Read More »