The Europeans know the mountain as Mount Elbrus, while the Karachays know it is the Mingi Taw, which basically means Thousand Mountain. Elbrus is situated in the Russian Republic. The mountain’s twin cones reach as high as 18,510 and 18,356 feet, making it the highest mountain in Europe and is what drives its popularity. Its […]
The Andromeda galaxy is heading towards us at 250,000 miles per hour. We are expected to collide with it in 4 billion years.
Thomas Peterffy was told by NASDAQ that his algorithmic trading was illegal because it lacked a keyboard so he created a robot with fingers to type all trades on the keyboard which made it legal – “the robot typed so fast it sounded like a machine gun.”
The Dominican Republic, led by dictator Rafael Trujillo, offered to accept between 50,000 and 100,000 Jewish refugees in 1938. Only 645 made it and upon arrival, every new Jewish settler was given 80 acres of land, 10 cows, a mule and a horse. Trujillo’s generosity probably stemmed mainly from his eagerness to have the Western nations overlook his brutal massacre of 25,000 Haitians in 1937 and his desire to “whiten” the people of his country, believing that the young European men would marry Dominican women and produce light-skinned offspring.
“The Safety Dance” is a protest against bouncers stopping dancers pogoing to 1980s new wave music in clubs when disco was dying and new wave was up and coming.
A 61yr. old U.S. Navy vet Michael Boatwright was found unconscious in a motel room. When he woke up he only spoke Swedish instead of his native language English. He also insisted that he was a swede named Johan Ek and threw up when he saw his own reflection, in a state of confusion.
Twins separated at birth, one raised by a German Catholic Nazi family and the other by a Jewish family in Trinidad, both as adults flushed the toilet before and after going, enjoyed sneezing in elevators to startle people, dipped buttered toast in coffee, and wore rubber bands on their wrists.
When Take That disbanded in 1996, so many teenage girls in the UK were openly distraught that the UK Government actually set up telephone hotlines for counseling.
Stardom can often come at a price. Any breakout star has the choice of a lavish and luxurious lifestyle, but can also follow a much darker path. A child actor can be plucked from obscurity, or beat thousands of other applicants for a much coveted starring role, but soon disappear under the weight of expectation. […]
Every second of every day, the sun converts 700 million tons of hydrogen into 695 million tons of helium. The other 5 million tons becomes energy. Every second.