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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 …

Top 19 Deepest Caves In The World

Mankind has always had the greatest curiosities and ambitions, one of them being to reach the deepest place on Earth. We must admit that not all of us were born to practice such extreme activities but thanks to some incredibly brave and extremely passionate people, we managed to find a huge number of caves around …

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 …

Top 30 Best Scuba Diving Locations

Ever since we first set foot on this extraordinary planet, our inquisitive nature and fascination of the unknown pushed us towards exploring and discovering the Earth in its entirety. As far as the seas and oceans are concerned, some would argue that we actually know more about the surface of the Moon compared to what …

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 …

27 Quirky And Unique Sculptures From Across The World

People’s thirst for original, inspiring and mind-blowing works of art is no longer satisfied by stately sculptures of heroes. We can still appreciate the stunning beauty of classic works like Michelangelo’s David and other masterpieces, but our brains are crazy about things that it does not expect to see. So if a sculpture has a …