Fascinating Items Stored at the Library of Congress

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The Library of Congress serves the U.S. Congress and is recognized as the national library in the country. It has long been a bastion of history, knowledge, and information since it was established in 1800. It is home to more than 38 million books and other printed material.  In addition to books, … Read more

The Hurrian Hymn – The Oldest Known Piece of Music

a drawing of one side of the tablet on which the Hymn to Nikkal is inscribed

It’s incredible to think how humans’ artistic creativity has evolved over thousands of centuries. Music is one of the unique and defining characteristics known to humanity. However, the lack of archaeological evidence proves that how little we know about the actual origins of music, although it is believed to have existed for … Read more

What Are the Strangest and Most Unusual Musical Styles in the World?

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We all know the most familiar musical styles and genres such as pop, rock, jazz, folk, and country. The more knowledgeable music lovers, on the other hand, may have explored other genres and sub-genres such as rap, hip-hop, metal, blues, and even weirder fusions such as rap metal and country techno! When … Read more

Learn the Last Words of These Famous People

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Famous people have always fascinated us. Even their last words have managed to catch our curiosity and imagination. The words that these famous people uttered from their deathbeds (or somewhere else) can sometimes shed light on their character and the circumstances of their demise. You cannot help feeling that their last words … Read more

What Was the Strange and Unusual CIA Project Artichoke?

Spy Camera and Top Secret files

Brainwashing and mind-controlling can be used for good and bad purposes, but both are ultimately unethical. Several groups and organizations use many forms of brainwashing and mind-controlling such as coercion, prejudice, psychoactive drugs, and hypnotism on other people to believe a particular unethical idea. They are even used in the enslavement of … Read more

Did You Know about These Common Misconceptions

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Chances are, you have heard several misconceptions that your parents or grandparents have told you, or you have even seen circulating on the Internet. Such misconceptions include: peanuts are nuts, fortune cookies are part of Chinese cuisine, Vikings wore helmets, or Frédéric Chopin is the composer of “Spring Waltz.” These misconceptions are … Read more

What Are the Oldest Sports in the World?

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Many countries have a sports culture of some sort. These generate a lot of excitement and activity for everyone, even if their teams don’t make it to an international tournament. Americans gather to watch the Super Bowl very religiously, while several countries go crazy about World Cup tournaments regarding cricket and football. … Read more

The Craziest Medical Theories and Practices

Most of us assume that medical practitioners operate under the motto  of “do no harm”, but might not always be the case even if unintentional. Advancements in the field of medicine and technology have enabled medical practitioners to do amazing things. However, there is no shortage of crazy theories and practices in … Read more