A Deep Dive into the Iconic Cowboy Boot

Cowboy Boot

In the past, cowboys and horse riders have worn the iconic cowboy boot style of riding boots. The cowboy boot, which is typically made of cowhide leather, can be anything from a tough, functional, no-nonsense boot to ornately embellished fashion boots made of exotic materials like ostrich, alligator, snake, or buffalo leather. …

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The Rise and Fall of BlackBerry

Background BlackBerry is a smartphone series of devices developed by a Canadian company called Research in Motion also known as RIM from 1999 to 2016. Research in Motion’s 850 pager served as the forerunner of the BlackBerry in 1999. The device, which included a tiny keyboard and wireless e-mail connectivity, allowed users to …

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Bollywood by the Numbers

What comes to mind when you think of Bollywood? The glitz and glamour, the elaborate song-and-dance numbers, the over-the-top drama? Yes, all of that is part of what makes Bollywood so unique and popular around the world. But did you know that there is more to Bollywood than just entertainment value? In …

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What are the Core Materials Used to Make a Car?

Core Materials Used to Make a Car

Background Cars are part of our everyday life, whether driving by ourselves, seeing them on the roads, or riding one as a passenger. While most often ask about them including how fast they can be, what are their limits, and how much they cost, only a few wonder: “What are cars actually …

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Mapping the World’s Known Oil Reserves

a map with red colors in the countries with the largest oil reserves

Oil reserves are the estimated quantities of crude oil that are present in a certain economic area and have the potential to be economically extracted at the current price of oil. Oil pools located in unreachable depths are not counted in a nation’s reserves since reserves are determined on a proven basis. …

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The Rise and Fall of the House of Gucci


With the ongoing popularity of the fast-fashion industry, one brand remains steadfast in maintaining its life-long mission of being the worldwide leading fashion brand in the luxury market–Gucci. [1] From teenagers who strive to one day wear one of its luxurious pieces to Wall Street executives who spend thousands of dollars on …

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The Story of Coal in Pennsylvania

Pennsylvania is mainly referred to as the “Keystone State” and “Quaker State.” However, the Middle Atlantic state is also known by other unofficial nicknames: “The Oil State,” “The Chocolate State,” “The Steel State,” and “The Coal State.” As for the last nickname, coal was instrumental in driving Pennsylvania’s economy and is still …

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The Rise and Fall of Blockbuster

HD Grey Wallpapers, Astoria, USA

Blockbuster, formerly known as Blockbuster Video and formally Blockbuster LLC, was an American supplier of home movie and video game rental services. Services were initially provided mostly through video rental stores, but later options included DVD-by-mail, streaming, video on demand, and cinema theaters. Blockbuster Entertainment, Inc. previously operated the corporation, which expanded …

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Deep Drill Down Into Petroleum Refining Industry

Storage tanks & towers at Shell Puget Sound Refinery

Did you know that there are over 2500 refined products, are produced from crude oil by the petroleum refining industry? Yes, that’s how amazing this industry is. Let’s dig deeper into it as we go over its history, its processes, and how it thrives today. What Is Petroleum Refining? Crude oil cannot …

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Exploring the Evolution of Neckties

Business man fixing his tie

Introduction Although some men want to break away from the traditional way of clothing, a tie remains as an essential part of his wardrobe. Around the world, neckties are worn by millions of individuals for various occasions. Despite having a straightforward design, the modern necktie has an interesting past. The origin of …

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