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The Bluebird K7 recovery
Pablo Picasso once said: "The purpose of art is washing the dust of daily life off our souls." Any form of art is capable of doing so. Can you imagine that something you created could inspire and change the course of History? Donald Campbell's body and his outstanding Bluebird were found thanks to a song. Never underestimate the power of art, any form of art.
Reason Memorial Day Is Celebrated
The date for Memorial Day changes every year, but the official holiday is always celebrated on the last Monday in May. This year, Memorial Day is celebrated in the United States on May 30, 2022. The date is not the same for other countries. They commemorate their fallen and wounded military men and women on different days during the year.
The Bloodline of Adolf Hitler
Hitler's reign of terror ended in 1945 when he took his own life one hour after marrying Eva Braun. One of the questions that have haunted humanity for many years does his legacy of terror died with him.
The Statue of Liberty: An American Icon And A Great Place To Visit
There is something magical and mysterious about the Statue of Liberty. It is a striking symbol of American freedom, a new world where people could be free to worship as they pleased, speak their minds without fear of persecution, and even come and live as they chose.
Leprechauns (also leprecauns or lepracauns) are figures in Irish folklore who guard hidden treasure. Regarded as small and incredibly agile male fairies or goblins, they most often guard a pot of gold. Living solitary lives, a leprechaun can be a source of mischief for the unwary and they are infamous for being extremely difficult to catch or trap. Even if they are caught, the captor must keep them always within sight or they will not give away the location of their treasure, usually a crock of gold coins. Leprechauns share many characteristics with more ancient creatures from Irish-Celtic and wider European mythology, but since the 19th century CE, they have risen to the dominant position of being the most recognisable symbol of Irish folklore.
The history rich list: the 10 wealthiest people ever
1 Mansa Musa of Mali (Unknown–c1337–9) Ruling a kingdom that stretched across Africa, Mansa Musa I’s lands held the world’s most abundant stores of gold and controlled vital trading routes. During a pilgrimage to Mecca, he astounded onlookers with a glittering parade of slaves and camels transporting gold staffs, bars and dust. But he was also noted for promoting scholarship and a system of law.
Light bulb as a potent object
My position in this paper is to argue that technology is the application of a body of knowledge through the use of tools and processes in the production of goods and services. Technology is a kind of applied knowledge. It predates science and has a large science component. This paper focuses on the light bulb as a potent object. Here, I will briefly explain its history, science and technology and its impact on the society.
How a Bear Became a Corporal in the Army
An Abandoned Cub On the 8th of April 1942 in Hamadan, Iran, a group of Polish soldiers met an Iranian boy who had found a bear cub all alone in the forest. The boy had noticed that the cub’s mother had been shot by a group of hunters and was abandoned all alone in the vast wilderness. Feeling pity for the animal, he brought the bear with him. In the group of Polish soldiers was a civilian called Irena Bokiewicz who instantly took a liking to the bear and offered to purchase it off the Iranian boy, who of course accepted the offer. Irena then took care of the cub for three years while living in a refugee camp. As transporting the bear back to Poland would most likely have been difficult and a costly endeavor, she opted to donate the bear to the military. The soldiers of the 22nd Artillery Supply Company accepted the now not-so-small bear cub and named it Wojtek, an old Slavic name meaning Happy Warrior.
Why is power cruel?
The Mughals had no clear succession policy. This policy has been referred to as" Ya Tahkt, Ya Tabut." It means" Either you have the throne or grave."
The Sad Case of Rhoda Derry
Rhoda Derry grew up in a well-to-do farming family. She enjoyed a happy, normal childhood until she turned 16 and met a boy who lived on a neighboring farm with his family. The two began a courtship, although his parents did not approve of the relationship.
The Kraken - A Ferocious… Starfish?
Below the thunders of the upper deep, Far, far beneath in the abysmal sea, His ancient, dreamless, uninvaded sleep The Kraken sleepeth: faintest sunlights flee About his shadowy sides; above him swell Huge sponges of millennial growth and height; And far away into the sickly light, From many a wondrous grot and secret cell Unnumbered and enormous polypi Winnow with giant arms the slumbering green. There hath he lain for ages, and will lie Battening upon huge sea worms in his sleep, Until the latter fire shall heat the deep; Then once by man and angels to be seen, In roaring he shall rise and on the surface die. Alfred Lord Tennyson - 1809–1892
Animals are a diverse group of organisms, encompassing anything that fulfills the Reese Criteria*. In this chapter, we will explore why animals exist, before moving on to consider the place they have held in human societies throughout the ages, and then discussing some of the most famous animals.