For better or for worse… In 1938, Time Magazine featured Adolf Hitler as the Person of the Year for being a most influential character that has made significant impact in history. Apparently, not all were happy about the result.
These fairy-winged flutterers found in South Asia look their best and brightest during the rainy season when their wings gleam with a vividly orange-yellow hue made more beautiful with those circular markings, suggestive of peacock feathers.
If you play the video game Assassin’s Creed, then you’ll know what this castle used to be. This real-life medieval fortress in Syria once used to be the command center of Assassins or “Hashishins” in Arabic, a systematic group of religious warriors who have become very important figures in history.
Measuring 3 mm x 4 mm x 5mm, this teeny-weeny book bounded in fine silver contains the “Our Father” prayer in 7 languages – British, French, Dutch, Swedish, Spanish, German, and of course, American English
The picturesque town of Varenna along the edge of Lake Como, in the province of Lecco, Italy boasts of its charming Sunkist-weathered villas separated by narrow cobbled walkways – such a romantic hotspot for lovers!
Also known as “American Pie,” this timeless Don McLean song was written in commemoration of three rock ‘n roll musicians – Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens, and J.P. “The Big Bopper” Richardson – who all died in a terrible plane accident on February 3, 1959.
Even beasts feel love. That is why after Hercules killed the ferocious lion of Nemea in the land of Argolis, Zeus hung the creature’s likeness to the heavens for being a friendly and affectionate beast that loved his cubs and lioness so deeply.
While scientists find these nocturnal lemurs in Madagascar “cute” for their interesting looks and behaviors, local people on the other hand see them as a harbinger of death and kill them on sight and hung them up to repel bad spirits.