The ongoing coronavirus pandemic has gripped the entire world in a panic. As we grapple with the deadly outbreak, the question again arises that how did this new virus pop up all of a sudden? While the origin of the novel Coronavirus is being studied minutely, it is also the time to understand where new […]
You most probably use the word ‘OK’ every day. There is very high probability you even used it in your last conversation. It feels like one of the most natural and obvious words in our vocabulary, but it isn’t exactly so. Watch to find out OK’s origins.
The “War of the Heavenly Horses” was a powerful military conflict fought in the years between 104 BC and 102 BC. On one side of the war was the famous Chinese Han dynasty and on the other was the Greek kingdom of the Chinese referred to as Dayuan, around what is now Uzbekistan. Watch the […]
Neuschwanstein is the world’s most photographed and arguably most beautiful castle, being the prototype for so many fairy tale castles and even the Walt Disney logo. Unfortunately, the history of the construction of this stunning castle is no fairy tale, and it includes a mad king and a lot of unfair work practices and architectural […]
Are jellies solid or liquid? Well, they’re both, kind of. Gelatinous substances like Jell-O are mostly liquid, but are held together by a fine solid mesh that helps the liquid keep its form. In 1931, American chemist Samuel Kistler had an idea to replace all of that liquid with gas. The resulting material, aerogel , […]
Leinster Gardens in London is a beautiful historical street, lined neatly with white Victorian houses. But it’s no ordinary street, as two of its seemingly normal houses, 23 and 24, aren’t real, they are just empty facades, in the most literal sense of this word. Why is that so? This video explains.
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Venice is a marvel of architecture and, truly, one of the most picturesque and unique cities to be found not only in Europe, but also in the entire world. The city has a rich history and was one of the major European trade centers for centuries thanks to its convenient location and entrepreneurial population, but […]
According to legend, during the 6th century, a traveling Buddhist monk from India by the name of Bodhidharma arrived at the Shaolin Temple in the Henan province of China and was distraught to see the monks were in poor physical shape due to their ascetic lifestyle. So he taught them martial arts. Today, the martial […]
Alexander the Great is considered to be one of the most brilliant military minds in history, a national hero of Greece, and the conqueror of one of the largest empires the world has seen. The young king of Macedonia died at the early age of 32, but legends of the ambitious man who wanted to […]