World Facts


Italian Renaissance painter Sandro Botticelli's "Nativity of Jesus".

What Happened On December 25th In...?

We may never know whether Jesus was actually born on December 25th, but we do know many great events in human history that occurred on December 25th.

February 29, 2020 00:31

A vintage map of the world.

What Are the Different Types of Maps?

An overview of the different types of maps including topographic, climatological, thematic maps, weather maps, and politic maps.

February 28, 2020 20:01

Paris at night. Image credit: Francisco Diez/

How Did Paris Get Its Name?

Paris is named after Parisii tribe that inhabited the region from the mid-third century BC.

February 28, 2020 11:29

The 21st century marks the time when humans arguably started to make some of the most significant advancements ever.

The Most Impactful Moments Of The 21st Century

The 21st century marks the time when humans arguably started to make some of the most significant advancements ever, and the world began to change at a rapid pace.

February 28, 2020 09:53

As the name suggests, the tree kangaroo is an arboreal marsupial. Image credit:

10 Fascinating Arboreal Mammals

Arboreal animals spend a greater part of their lifetime on trees. They have special adaptations that make living on trees ideal for them.

February 27, 2020 15:46

Eudaimonia often translates to finding divine happiness.

What Is The Greek Sense Of Eudaimonia?

Eudaimonia is a noun derived from the Greek words ‘’daimon’’ referring to a guardian spirit and ‘’eu’’ which means ‘’well.’’ It refers to a divine and positive state-of-being that human beings strive towards and attain.

February 27, 2020 10:55

Aerial view of a Louisiana oil refinery. Image credit: Jacinta Quesada/

The Biggest Industries In Louisiana

Louisiana has the highest number of oil refineries per capita in the United States and is the third biggest producer of petroleum.

February 27, 2020 02:33

A map showing the position of the Doklam Plateau.

Who Administers The Doklam Plateau?

The Doklam Plateau is an area of great strategic importance for China, India, and Bhutan. As such, it is not surprising that it is a highly disputed territory.

February 24, 2020 09:26

State often censors materials that it fears will lead to loss of power.

What Is State Censorship?

State censorship is when a government bans or stops the expression of certain words, images, or ideas.

February 24, 2020 06:12

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