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Extremely large migrations are usually called mass migrations

What Was The Largest Migration In History?

Throughout human history, there were many mass migrations, and it is not easy to determine which was the biggest one. However, the two that are mentioned the most often are the partition of India and the Italian diaspora.

June 4, 2020 22:00

Mirrors are interesting objects indeed, reflecting what is in front of them, as well as the ways of our culture.

Why Is Everything Backwards In A Mirror?

Looking into a mirror, you might be inclined to think that mirrors reverse things left to right. However, they do not do that, they do not reverse anything per se, it is we who do the reversing.

June 4, 2020 12:00

Perpetual motion devices are a holy grail concept in physics.

Is There Such A Thing As Perpetual Motion?

Imagine a mechanism that would go on forever, once you start it: no extra energy required to keep it moving, no energy loss, just pure force that would allow for an infinite amount of energy.

June 1, 2020 22:00

Epiktet (Epictetus) - ancient Greek philosopher-stoic; a slave in Rome, then a freedman; founded in Nikopol philosophical school.

Who Were The Freedmen?

In the United States, slaves were freed by the Emancipation Proclamation and the Thirteenth Amendment. The emancipation proclamation became effective as of 1863 and it was issued by Abraham Lincoln.

May 30, 2020 10:28

The common hippopotamus (Hippopotamus amphibius).

10 Animal Species That Cannot Be Domesticated

Throughout history, humans have managed to domesticate many animals, and it became a huge part of our everyday lives and culture. Many believe that humans began domesticating animals 13,000 years ago.

May 28, 2020 08:53

Gloydius blomhoffii or Japanese pit viper on Mount Tengura, in Mie prefecture, Japan. Image credit: Alpsdake/Wikimedia.org

10 Deadliest Animals In Japan

From those that glide slyly on forest floors, to those that strike in the ocean, some of Japan’s animals are definitely best appreciated from a distance.

May 18, 2020 11:05

The oldest known time capsule is the Samuel Adams and Paul Revere Time Capsule.

What Is The Oldest Known Time Capsule?

The oldest known time capsule is the Samuel Adams and Paul Revere Time Capsule that can be found in a cornerstone of the Massachusetts State House.

May 10, 2020 10:08

Hiccups may come with a small sensation of the chest, abdomen, or throat tightening.

What Causes Hiccups?

Hiccups are a symptom of involuntary contractions of the diaphragm.

May 6, 2020 11:49

On September 10, 1945, the life of the chicken changed forever. 

The Outlandish Story Of Mike The Headless Chicken

If we know anything about what are some of the key points of staying alive, we are sure that keeping your head on your shoulders at all times is one of them. However, there is one animal that debunked that myth or at least battled it for 18 head-less months.

April 28, 2020 07:41

The first mention of this disorder was in 1957 when it was described by the Australian doctor Zigasom and American scientist Carleton Gajdusek.

What Is Laughing Death Disease?

Kuru, which is sometimes referred to as the Laughing Death disease, is an extremely rare, fatal disease that developed amongst the New Guinea aborigines from the Fore tribe.

April 17, 2020 14:19

Becoming superhuman is a thought that has been on the minds of people for centuries.

Can Humans Become Superhuman?

Becoming superhuman is a thought that has been on the minds of people for centuries. We can see it throughout various forms of fiction - people with abilities that go well beyond what regular humans can do.

April 15, 2020 07:24

Even though we wonder why you would need to drink melted sea ice in the first place, we are here to provide you with an answer.

Can You Drink Melted Sea Ice?

Is it safe to drink melted sea ice? Like many other questions we often ask ourselves, we can’t answer this question with a simple yes or no.

April 11, 2020 08:49

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