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Ronda – The City Of Castles

The magnificent city of Ronda can be found in Malaga province of southern Spain, and it is probably one of the most culturally rich and most beautiful cities in the world. With a population of just 35,000 inhabitants, Ronda is a medium-sized city at best, which makes it a perfect destination for tourists and history …

The First “Photoshopped” Photo in History

You’d think the era of retouched pictures started in 1988 when Adobe bought a license to launch a new software called Photoshop. But this is not the case. The retouched pictures existed long before 1988 and some of them were even used to rewrite the histories of a country. Soviet leader Josef Stalin is one …

Marie Curie’s Lab Notebooks Radioactive for Another 11,000 Years

Marie Curie was an absolutely impressive woman and a scientist who opened new horizons in the field of chemistry, physics as well as in biology, and medicine. She is famously known for inventing the term ‘radioactivity’ after discovering the two elements called polonium (Po) and radium (Ra). Furthermore, Marie Curie was the first woman to …

John D. Rockefeller – The Richest Man in Modern History

Surely you must have heard of John D. Rockefeller, especially since he is widely considered as the single richest personality in modern history, but do you know exactly how he managed to become so rich? In a word, it all comes down to “oil” but Rockefeller was much more than a mere industrialist. The man …

The Land That No One Owns

Located along the border between Egypt and Sudan, Bir Tawil is the most famous unclaimed land (terra nullius status) in the world. Described in 2014 by the author Alastair Bonnet as the only place on Earth that was habitable but was not claimed by any recognized government, it has a total area of 800 sq …

Top 16 World’s Rarest Flowers

When we are talking about a top 10 of the world’s rarest flowers we’re obviously facing a difficult task, since scientists estimate that there are over 270,000 species of flowers on our big, blue marble. Nonetheless, we definitely think that you’ll enjoy reading about these delicate and beautiful plants, especially since most of them were …

Who owned the most slaves in US history?

Born in 1800, Colonel Joshua John Ward also known as “King of the rice” was a successful businessman and the 44th Lieutenant Governor of South Carolina, but he remained known in history as the largest slaveholder in the United States before his death in 1853. How many slaves did Joshua John Ward have? In 1850, …

The Most Famous Business People of the 19th Century

Throughout history, the richest personalities in the world were also the most famous, since a great deal of wealth usually attracts a great deal of attention. The term “businessperson” has plenty of connotations since it can very well be used to describe an oil industrialist as well as a successful retailer, for example. Whatever you …

Chocolate – Origins and Evolution

Due to its exquisite, sweet, and sometimes sensual aroma, chocolate has been highly appreciated ever since the days of the Mesoamericans, who incorporated its use in numerous spiritual, financial, and nutritional aspects of society. The origins of this exquisite sweet treat are traced to the Theobroma cacao tree, which has been cultivated for at least …

How was New York originally called ?

The first European explorer in the history of New York City was the Italian Giovanni da Verrazzano in 1524, but the formation of the first European settlement, called New Amsterdam, began in 1608 when Dutch colonials started purchasing the Manhattan Island that served as a trading post. When did New Amsterdam become New York? In …

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