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Covid19 and the Conspiracy Theorists

The current pandemic has brought out conspiracy theorists in droves and their theories are as outlandish as ever. But what motivates them? Read More

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The Berlin Wall

The Berlin Wall was a literal symbol of the iron curtain and the cold war, which divided east and west Germany. It was built in 1961 and fell in 1989. Read about it 

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The Mystery of the Voynich Manuscript

The Voynich Manuscript is a mysterious book that has puzzled experts as to its true purpose. Its writing and illustration have not been deciphered. Read

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Don’t Panic and Always Carry a Towel

“A towel, [The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy] says, is about the most massively useful thing an interstellar hitchhiker can have.” It is because of this quote that Towel Day was first celebrated on May 25, 2001, two weeks after Douglas Adams’ death. Read some of his famous quotes here

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Napoleon

Story of Napoleon Bonaparte who declared himself emperor of France on May 18, 1804 and influenced Europe for 25 years. Read here

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Burn The Witch — A brief history of paranoia

A brief history of the witch-trials of the middle ages as a result of paranoia, fear and religious fanaticism. Read 

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Persepolis — City of Persians

Around 60 km northeast of Shiraz, at the foot of the Koh-e-Rahmat (Mountain of Mercy) in Iran, lie the ruins of one of the greatest cities of the Achaemenid Empire: Persepolis. Known as Parsa in Old Persian (meaning city of Persians) and Takht-e-Jamshed in modern Persian, Persepolis is now a […]

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250 Years of Ludwig van Beethoven

A German composer and pianist, Ludwig van Beethoven’s compositions are among the most performed classical music in the world. This is a short history of his life on 250 years of his birth. Read

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The Queen of Crime — Agatha Christie

One of my favorite things to do is to read and watch murder mysteries. I have done this religiously since the first time I picked up an Agatha Christie book at the age of 11, and that’s what I want to talk about today. The life and work of the […]

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What Happened at Easter Island?

A brief history of Rapa Nui also known as Easter Island and the statues that dot its landscape. Read

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Saima Baig