Planet Mercury

Mercury can’t be seen through the Hubble telescope.

  Many wonders of the universe have been observed using the sophisticated Hubble telescope but it can't be used to see Mercury, simply because Mercury is too close to the...

Mayan Myths & Legends…

  Mayan Myths & Legends... The myths and legends of the Mayans came from the traditions and religion of a three millennium old, ancient civilization that existed in the region of...
Spartan Men

Spartan men were not allowed to marry until they were 30.

  In Sparta, men were required to live in military barracks until they were 30. Only after could they marry and most of them did since marriage was an important...
Bastogne Historic Walk recap, 2008

World War 2 has not yet officially ended.

This is because Russia and Japan have not yet signed a peace treaty. Until today, they are still fighting over the Kuril Islands.
Friedrich Wilhelm Bessel (1839 painting)

Link #151: Bessel Was The First Person To Measure Distance To Stars!

  Link #151: Bessel Was The First Person To Measure Distance To Stars! Measuring distances has always been a favourite thing of humanity. We do it because we always want to...

In Ethiopia, bars of salt were once used as the major form of currency.

Up until the 20th century, one-pound bars of salt called amoleh were used as currency in Ethiopia since salt was something everyone needed. All of the amoleh came from...

Vegemite, Australia’s national toast spread, is made only in Melbourne.

  Vegemite is a food paste made from yeast extract and various vegetables and spices. It is produced only at a factory in Fisherman's Bend.

In Japan, it is perfectly okay to slurp your noodles.

  Noodle dishes, such as ramen and soba, are common in Japan and according to Japanese tradition, the best way to eat them is by slurping on the noodles, which...

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