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The Battle of Tenochtitlan

What Happened During the Battle of Tenochtitlan?

Tenochtitlan, the Aztec capital city, was one of the largest cities in the world at the time of the Spanish Conquest in 1521, with possibly 200,000 inhabitants. It grew from a small settlement on an island in the western swamps of Lake Texcoco to the powerful political, economic, and religious center of Pre-columbian Mexico’s greatest …

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How Can You Make Foie Gras without Force Feeding Geese?

Foie Gras is a popular delicacy from France. It is made of liver fattened and often baked in a crust, and served as a pate, either hot or cold. Making foie gras is usually a concern for animal rights activists since it force-feeds geese or ducks. But did you know foie gras can be made …

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Who was the Spanish Double Agent for the UK in World War II?

Espionage was a crucial factor in winning the Second World War. All the major countries that participated in the war invested heavily in military intelligence and had spies operating all across the globe. But do you know who was one of the most popular double agents during World War II?  Juan Pujol Garcia, known as …

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How Did Ubisoft Promote Assassin’s Creed: Black Flag?

Marketing campaigns take all shapes and sizes depending on the creativity of the team behind them. Sometimes campaigns go through unusual tactics, but none was as uncommon as Ubisoft’s approach. What was Ubisoft’s unique tactic for Assassin’s Creed: Black Flag? Assassin’s Creed: Black Flag was the 6th installment of  Ubisoft’s video game franchise. Ubisoft funded …

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Did Cave Paintings Move?

Animation and cinematography have gone a long way since their development in the twentieth century. But did you know that the very first animation could be found as early as 20,000 years ago? Researchers have theorized that prehistoric cave art were designed to “move.” The animation will only be seen if the paintings were viewed …

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To promote the Smurfs (2011) movie, Sony temporarily painted the traditional “pueblo blanco” town of Juzcar, Spain to a bright blue. The residents were so happy with the increase in tourism afterwards that they elected to keep the change permanently.

Juzcar, Spain’s Blue Smurfs Village Located 113 km away from the city of Malaga and 25 km from Ronda, in the autonomous province of Andalusia, Juzcar has become a hotspot for worldwide travelers, and one of the most recognizable villages in Spain. Once a traditional white village, the picturesque hamlet changed its look in the …

To promote the Smurfs (2011) movie, Sony temporarily painted the traditional “pueblo blanco” town of Juzcar, Spain to a bright blue. The residents were so happy with the increase in tourism afterwards that they elected to keep the change permanently. Read More »