The Story of Oil in Texas

An oilfield in Texas

Until the arrival of the “big tech” and other industries, oil had been the top cash cow in the state of Texas for many decades since the beginning of the “oil boom” in the early 20th century. However, oil is no longer the predominant force behind Texas’ economic development. In addition, the …

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The Greek Islands By the Numbers

Santorini Island in Greece

There are plenty of tourist spots in the world, but only a few are as beautiful as the Greek Islands, which are thousands of islands located to the east of Greece and to the west of Turkey, although there is also a group of islands located to the west of the Greece …

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What Happens When You Swallow Gum?

A woman chewing a gum

Chewing gum is perhaps one of the best to-go snack items to help you refresh your mouth and taste something sweet. However, quite a few people swallow gum rather than simply chewing and throwing it off. Chewing gum is difficult to swallow in the first place as it can get stuck in …

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Timeline on the Rise and Fall of the Incan Empire

The Macchu Picchu, a UNESCO World Heritage Site near Cusco in Peru, at twilight

In the history of humankind, great civilizations have ruled the world. Yet like slipping sand through a person’s hand, some great civilizations fall and slip away into oblivion. This is true in the case of the Inca Empire, the once known mighty civilization in the America’s western hemisphere. Who were the Incas …

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What are the Odds of Becoming a Professional Athlete?

a silhouette of a winner holding a medal in his hand and celebrating

Being a professional athlete is likely a dream for many people. But what are the odds of becoming a professional athlete? Is it feasible?  Are you living on luck, or do you truly have a shot at competing on the big stage someday? How likely is it actually for you to be drafted into …

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What are the Odds of Being Attacked by a Shark?

a white shark with its jaws open

Although sharks rarely attack humans, it becomes a sensational news story when they do. In most cases, though, human beings are not part of a shark’s diet, and these animals typically choose to flee from humans rather than attack them. usually, shark bites do not kill their victims, so it is possible …

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Hollywood’s Golden Age

Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer

The term “Golden Age of Hollywood” refers to the period of classical Hollywood filmmaking, which began with the silent film era and the first significant full-length silent film, “Birth of a Nation” (1915). The demise of the studio system, the advent of television, the rising costs, and subsequent losses, most notably “Cleopatra,” …

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Ranked: Different Hair Colors

Different Hair Colors

The Fischer-Saller Scale classifies human hair color into 24 shades, ranging from very light to red. These classifications are determined by the amount of two pigments: eumelanin (brown) and phaeomelanin (red). A study published in Forensic Science Communications explains that the scale is the accepted international standard. [1] The most common hair …

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Ranked: Different Blood Types

Different blood type

Blood types are determined by the presence/absence of inherited antigens on the surface of red blood cells. These antigens may be proteins, glycoproteins, carbohydrates, or glycolipids. There are four main blood groups: Type A blood has A antigens only on the surface (A+) Type B blood has both A and B antigens …

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