Famous Civil War Battles

Famous Civil War Battles

Introduction War is a terrible thing but when it divides a country in two, it has the power to divide families either by geography or by philosophy. Protecting one’s borders against an enemy without can often mean that the enemy within and growing discord can tear a country apart. Here is a list of ten [...]

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Famous Czars of Russia

Famous Czars of Russia

Introduction The word czar or tsar is a Russian corruption of the old Latin name Caesar (used as a title for the Roman emperors). Even to this day, Russian history is little known in Europe and the rest of the world but just like any other former imperial nation it has a rich political and [...]

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Famous Notable and Notorious Exploitation Films

Famous Notable and Notorious Exploitation Films

Introduction There seems to be a time when filmmakers were pushing the boundaries of what had previously been acceptable: sex, violence and bad language were not common at one point. Attempting to portray something far grittier, or perhaps to exploit the desire for humans to seek what is forbidden, the “Exploitation” film genre got people [...]

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Ten Famous Animals Who Died In Tragic Freak Accidents

Ten Famous Animals Who Died In Tragic Freak Accidents

Many animals succumb to accidents and diseases and pass away, without bearing any significant change in our life. The condition of stray and uncared animals is deplorable, especially, when they are ill-treated and manhandled by the passers-by. However, there are animals who lost their life in the most freaky ways, one can possibly imagine. No [...]

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Famous Examples of Bravery

Famous Examples of Bravery

Introduction Bravery: it can hit any of us at any time and quick thinking overtakes any fears we might have about our own safety. Throughout history, men and women have displayed some of the most amazing acts of bravery putting their own lives at risk to save others. Here is a list of some of [...]

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Ten Famous Cognitive Psychologists

Ten Famous Cognitive Psychologists

Cognitive psychologists are essentially professionals who study the working of a human’s mind. This field deals with the intricacies of the thinking, remembering and learning processes of a human mind. In other words, this arena of Science deals with how people interact with their environmental stimuli as well as the processes they undergo in order [...]

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Famous Most Successful Companies Founded by Women

Famous Most Successful Companies Founded by Women

Introduction The history of business is nearly often the history of males in business. Though many businesses have been and are founded every year by women – few women still seem to be able to make it to the top of the business food chain. There are many exceptions though and the following list of [...]

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Famous Fijian Dishes

Famous Fijian Dishes

Introduction The small island of Fiji in the Pacific, sitting very close to the International Date Line, has a rich and varied diet. Thanks to colonial powers and curious visitors of the last few hundred years, as well as a variety of native plant and fish species (as well as introduced species) the island has [...]

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Ten Famous Coincidences

Ten Famous Coincidences

A man met with the same nature of accident twice in the same day, a baby was twice saved from falling down the window by the same stranger, brothers lost their life in a road accident, at two different places, within a gap of two hours… these are nothing but examples of coincidences. Our life [...]

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Famous Bizarre Fairy Tales

Famous Bizarre Fairy Tales

Introduction Everybody knows the biggest stories: Snow White, Hansel & Gretel, Cinderella et al but what about the one about the drunken zombies starting a riot? Or the man who wanted a child so badly, that he would even settle for a hedgehog? Here are some of the least-known and most bizarre fairy tales   [...]

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Famous Botanical Gardens

Famous Botanical Gardens

Introduction With so much of our green space concreted over, it is no wonder that we seek to find beauty in nature on our doorsteps. Starting around 200-300 years ago, the highest in society sought to recreate a little exotic greenery from travels abroad – the botanical garden was born. Though initially private playgrounds, they [...]

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Famous Greek Philosophers

Famous Greek Philosophers

Introduction Greek philosophers form the core of all modern philosophy, religion and sometimes even science. There is no getting away from the impact that those thinking born on the Greek mainland and the several millennia ago have on all of us today. Some are household names, some not so well known but have made important [...]

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Famous Cop Killers

Famous Cop Killers

Introduction Murder has been one of the most unforgivable crimes throughout human history and in recent years,the crime has elevated to a higher level when certain people or groups are killed – specifically law enforcement employees… police officers, gendarmes, garde, coppers, cops.Their job is to protect people so it is no surprise when a country [...]

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Famous Boycotts in America

Famous Boycotts in America

Introduction The word boycott actually comes from a person. Charles Boycott evicted those who couldn’t pay rent on the land he owned. The result was that all of his workers downed tools, delivery people refused to work with him and he found himself outcast from his local community. “Boycott” quickly became the word for a [...]

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Famous White Actors Who Played People of Color

Famous White Actors Who Played People of Color

It Does Matter if you’re Colored or White! The infamous promotional line targeted at a native American, “87 years old and he still needs his security blanket”, from Elvis Presley’s contentious movie, Stay Away, Joe (1986), created a furor in the entire Hollywood industry. These otherwise light-hearted remarks on an old Native American man persecuted [...]

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