Heather and Heidi Burge are renowned name in the world of professional basketball. In 1991, these girls led the Virginia’s women basketball team in NCAA tournament. Heather and Heidi Burge hold the Guinness Book of Record of being tallest female identical twins living on Earth. At the age of 19 they have attained 6-feet-5 height. Both Heather and Heidi are superb basketball players.
Burge sisters are from California, US. They represented University of Virginia in college level basketball tournaments. Then they started (more…)Read More
Yes, moving is not a new thing, even early man had migrated across the globe. In fact, migration was the reason behind the discoveries of various continents of the world. But why did early man move from place to place? Why didn’t ancient people stay in one place? And how they traveled across the globe? Well, there are many theories and beliefs behind the wander thirst of early man and every theory has something new to offer.
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Americans have not heard about the interesting stories of the wedding chimney sweeps. In Europe, chimney sweeps are specially invited at the wedding ceremonies and they kiss the bride and shake hand with the groom. Chimney sweeps are regarded as bearers of luck for weddings. But why? Well, it’s an interesting question to rise because the answers vary. Read on to know about the stories of lucky chimney sweeps.
A Chimney Sweep saved the life of King George II
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Windows were invented for letting air and light to enter inside. One the other hand, window coverings were invented to protect and decorate the windows. Plantation shutters, curtains, shades and blinds have had a glorious history for protecting windows. Among all, window shutters are the most popular form of the window coverings. Read on to know about the interesting facts of the window shutters invention.
History of window shutters
Around 500 years ago i.e. during 1558-1603 plantation shutters became the household name. There were (more…)Read More
Are you scared of the makeup-clad party entertainers? Do clowns freak you out? Or do you think clowns are weird? Well, if so, then you are not alone my friend. Many people in this world have been terrified by clowns for centuries. But why? Why clowns are like this? Are they actually like this or pertain to earn money? The reason behind the bizarre nature of clowns is their history. Take a sneak peak over history of clowns, which will help you (more…)Read More
Converse shoes are well known since ages. This brand of shoes has been around for a long time despite everything they seem stylish. At first they were presented in dark colors. Yet, over the years, numerous styles and colors have been introduced and released. Individuals have a loving towards the yellow shading shoe, as it mixes with diverse designs and outfits. This shoe is a basic shoe that is made of rubber and canvas. It is agreeable and beautiful as well. Indeed, even school (more…)Read More
We should consider ourselves lucky to live in these days, when battles or not too frequent or spread. Of course, with some exceptions. Still, some of us, who are now respectable seniors, had the misfortune to see and be a part of terrible wars. They were fought maybe most because of too large egos, subjecting innocent people to sufferance, despair, poverty and death in many cases. Settlements were destroyed, families dismantled, and the economy crushed. This is a small part of witnessing a war. (more…)Read More
It’s not just you and your friends who rent party supplies for a grand celebration. Ancient humans also used to party hard. Researchers of University of Missouri have found the residues of the party in the Fox Temple on the Buena Vista site (located in central Peru). The most interesting fact about these residues is that they reveal an interesting story of a party which was hosted in 2200 B.C.
This is how ancient humans used to party
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In the universal world of architects and their design, throughout history there has always been those architects who stand out from the crowd. Architects who simply elevate design to new incredible levels. Designers who think outside of the normal expected ways to do things and create lasting impressions on all those who see those designs. Masters of their craft, artists and creators. Alchemist and magicians.
Like great composers or sculptors, they bend the rules, shape the future and exceed all expectations.
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Lithography is a method and an art of printing that demonstrates the idea that oil and water do not mix because the process is basically putting writing or designs on stone with a greasy material.
Lithographers made use of zinc or aluminum plates, but in the earlier years, artists would use separate stones they call a lithographic limestone for each color to be used. The lithographic inks used are oil based and the chemicals used in processing are harmless to the artist or printer.
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You might have heard about drug allergy trigged by Penicillin. But Penicillin was a major breakthrough in the history of medicine. This antibiotic is used for the treatment of various bacterial infections. It was 1928 when Alexander Fleming accidentally discovered penicillin. There is an interesting story behind the invention of penicillin.
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There is something really very fancy about vintage things… Vintage cars, vintage clothing, vintage jewelry and vintage furniture have been admired for several years. Now the coolest vintage fashion which is raging is vintage RVing. Even you can opt for vintage style RV rental and traverse your country in the vintage style. These adorable vintage motor homes will give you classic feeling and increase your travelling fun.
History of motor homes
Motor homes created a new revolution in the automobile industry. It was 1920s (more…)Read More
The history of witchcraft
Probably, witchcraft dated about 2500 years ago in Paleolithic era. During this era, both nature and humans were seen as inseparable elements. Humans admitted trees, rocks and streams were deities while Earth was seen as the mother. The mother Earth was seen as the source of womb and tomb.
The Prehistoric witchcraft
In the beginning, man was known to have used attracting magic to attract the herds of animals which provided for needs of the people and ensure fertility was brought to the (more…)Read More
Hollywood sensation Marilyn Monroe experienced heartache, grief and loneliness over the failure of her 3 marriages. Even her divorce lawyers couldn’t save her marriages! She was beautiful, she was successful, she was kind hearted but at the end she was lonely, sad and broken. This diva was undoubtedly unlucky in love. She got fame, success, money and name but she remained thirsty for love!
Marilyn Monroe’s Marriages and Divorces
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Some people have had a great impact on fashion history and Princess Diana was one of them. This royal princess wore super stylish dresses, kept stunning hairstyles, wore designer sunglasses and when it comes to jewelries they were more than precious. Each and every look of this princess was acclaimed by the press and the public.
Princess Diana and her fashion sense
The confidence and style made Diana an international fashion icon. She was glamorous, she was elegant, and she had her own fashion (more…)Read More
Keeping aside the rough and tough daily routine of boring life, it’s the right time to reflect and examine the cutting-edge drifting destinations for the New Year. Certainly, it’s enticing to need to backtrack to the old top picks like London, Paris, New York etc. Yet shouldn’t something be said about finding some place new? Some place out of the way, a travel destination yet to be newly fond, an unrecognized city, or some new experience about some new place. Here are the best (more…)Read More
It is not unusual for swimming pools to maintain their usefulness. Sometimes swimming pools become too expensive to maintain and they get demolished. While other times they get abandoned because of haunted stories. Well, some stories sound real and some appear crappy. It totally depends on your sane how you take these haunted stories.
Haunted Swimming Pools
Below listed are the creepiest stories of haunted swimming pools that had beautiful beginning.
Swimming pool of Queen marry hotel
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Have you ever wondered about the timeless beauty of Egyptian Queen Cleopatra? Have you ever imagined how Cleopatra had perfectly straight hair during ancient period (obviously, hair straightening treatments didn’t exist during 70 BC)? Or are you interested to know about the secret behind picture perfect eyes of Queen Cleopatra? Well, if so then read on. This post is going to reveal each and every beauty secret of Queen Cleopatra.
Egyptian beauty secrets of Cleopatra Revealed!
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Sometimes we just need a way to escape our modern days and seek refuge in a world we never met. “Godefroy the Cruel”, by Opaline Allandet, is an excellent book for our imagination, taking us back into the medieval times. The entire story is fictional since the author did not use any historical facts, excepting the background, where she used some details to enrich the story. The medieval times were a fascinating period, but a very cruel one as well, since people acted more (more…)Read More
It feels incredible to see how the historical events have influenced and changed the dressing sense of entire humankind. Trends come and go, and then come again! But sometimes a trend becomes much more than just a designer garment or stylish accessory. The clothes, shoes, accessories and jewelries turn into an outrage.
When it comes to fashion the journey of bungle caveman to adroit ultra-modern man is remarkable. There used to be a time when human worn animal skin just to cover his (or her) (more…)Read More
Today, life gets suffocating when the air conditioning unit does not work properly for one day. But have you ever imagined how life used to be before the invention of air conditioners? Yes, there might not be any trouble of HVAC maintenance, energy bill and energy efficient electronics, but how the harsh summer heat was felt?
Summer heat waves before AC
Ever since the beginning of time, humans have tried to search ways to escape the fierce heat of summer. From Stone Age to modern times, (more…)Read More
The 2010 March Madness, who didn’t love it? The best teams in the country played head-to-head and gave it all each and every game. Every year this is a common theme in the tournament, big upsets and that was especially true in 2010.
These upsets have made the tournament what it is today. Everyone likes to root for the underdog and see the little guy pull out a victory. It’s boring to expect the expected, but sometimes the expected is what is needed. Upsets in (more…)Read More
Essential or aromatic oils have been used by many cultures around the world for thousands of years. One of the most unique aspects about the history of essential oils is that they seemed to have been developed independently by different cultures as they saw their unique value. From being used in medicinal treatments to the overall improvement of wellbeing, essential oils have had a wide number of uses and popularity. Visit Gifts Ready To Go to find premium essential oil gift ideas (more…)Read More
For those of you who are not familiar with hydroponic gardens, here is a quick run through that will have you up to snuff in a very short time. Hydroponic is a technique of growing plants using water and a nutritional solution. This is all done without the use of soil and takes up a very small amount of space.
In the 18th century, researchers discovered plants absorb mineral nutrients through water. Soil has, for many years, served as the source for these nutrients but (more…)Read More
eLearning is the use of electronic educational technology in learning and teaching. These days online learning is developing into a main focus of contemporary education. There are few things you can do that are as rewarding as learning to speak a new language. Of the many languages spoken across the world, few are as common as English. The English language is currently the business of language and learning English benefit in different ways rather than just expanding the horizons. There is a new trend (more…)Read More
Soccer (or football as it is known in Europe and many parts of the world) has a history which can be traced back for thousands of years. Interestingly enough, one of the earliest versions was a sport known as Phaininda that the ancient Greeks played as early as the fourth century BCE. Similarly, another form called Episkyros was also enjoyed during this time. An image of a man partaking in this activity can be seen on the trophy of the UEFA European Championship. Some (more…)Read More
Gift giving has been a long tradition that dates back thousands of years as far back as man can remember. As human beings, we are social creatures who enjoy each other’s company and expressing our feelings through the giving of gifts. Whether it is an expression of true love, appreciation of a job well done or just to show our gratitude for having someone as a friend, the giving of gifts is engrained into our DNA. At Gifts Ready To Go, you (more…)Read More
The thought that this century is responsible for the creation of a vaporizer is absolutely absurd. Vaporizers go back many centuries and used by many civilizations and cultures. In ancient times, people would gather and heat stones then place herbs and seeds on the hot rocks. In turn the air would fill with great aromatic sense.
Through all these centuries, vaporizing has proven to be a positive and healthy practice. Whether using oils, herbal extracts or other dry herb remedies, vaporizers offer heated products vs (more…)Read More
Oh, the miracle of modern day plumbing, you can turn on your tap and instantly have running water delivered at your command. Hot water for showers, cold water for drinking, and even room temp water can be attained with a mere turn of the wrist. Pull the plug on a sink full of dirty dishwater and it is magically whisked away.
The same can be said for the bathroom or lavatory; push down a handle and whoosh, there goes the waste. What could be easier? (more…)Read More
It’s impossible to predict when Essential Oils were first used for medicinal purposes. Some say that the use of Essential Oils began in China, some say India. Moreover, others believe that Egyptians were the first to make use of the potential in Essential Oils. Temples of ancient Egypt were known to use fragrances in their rituals. Three Essential Oils documented in the history of Egyptian culture are Cedarwood, Frankincense and Myrrh.
Essential Oils And The Roman Empire
Use of Essential Oils was quite common in the (more…)Read More