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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 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 …

Top 24 Tallest And Most Majestic Statues In The World

Statues are generally built in order to commemorate important personalities and events, but in order for them to truly catch the eye and deliver their message, they need to be as big as possible. Naturally, the shape of the statue and the attention to detail that goes into its creation are very important factors as …

Unusual Buildings from Across the World

The Crooked House (Sopot, Poland) Inspired by the drawings of Per Dahlberg and Jan Marcin Szancer, the Crooked House (or Krzywy Domek in Polish) is a unique building with a cartoon-like architecture. With over 43,000 square feet of space, it is part of a shopping center called Rezydent. Boasting a very unconventional design by Szotińscy …

Magnificent Leshan Giant Buddha in China

If you are thinking about visiting China, you definitely must include the Leshan Giant Buddha stone sculpture into your sightseeing plans. This is one of the most impressive stone sculptures in the world and incontestably the largest Buddha statue in existence, measuring 233 feet in height. The Leshan Giant Buddha can be found east of …

22 Of The World’s Most Remarkable Churches

When we’re talking about the most incredible buildings in the world, churches undoubtedly have a special place in our hearts, not just because of their religious significance, but also because of their remarkable architecture. Since most churches were built a long time ago, many of them feature unique designs based on baroque, gothic, renaissance or …

20 Of The World’s Strangest Fish

Even though we only managed to explore a fraction of the underwater world that lies beneath or seas and oceans, we did manage to uncover about 28,000 species of fish so far. Some fish species are definitely stranger than others though, and most of that strangeness can be mostly attributed to adaptation since survival at …

Alaska: the territory that Russia sold to the United States

On October 18, 1867, one of the most interesting transactions in history took place: Russia sold the territory of Alaska to the United States. Why did Russia sell Alaska? Suffering from financial difficulties accumulated during the Crimean War and at the same time not having a good relationship with the United Kingdom, Russia realized this …

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