Charting the Amazing Career of Wayne Gretzky

ice hockey player

Wayne Gretzky is regarded as one of, if not the greatest hockey player by many fans, sportswriters, and players that currently play in the NHL or National Hockey League. His greatness can be seen from his performance on the ice hockey rink, as he has held more than 50 NHL records, which …

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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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How did April Fool’s Day Become a Thing?

Introduction The Tradition Behind April Fools’ Day is characterized by the playing of practical jokes, pranks, and hoaxes. It is common practice for pranksters to reveal their joke to their target by shouting “April Fools’!” in a loud and boastful tone. This tradition has been followed for hundreds of years, but we …

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Evolution of the Modern Sewage System

The modern sewage system is one of the most important technologies that we have in the current era, as it is responsible for collecting and treating the wastewater that we produce every day. In fact, almost all bathrooms and kitchen sinks are connected to a modern sewage system. Before the creation of …

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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 Made Shakespeare So Great?

Shakespeare So Great

Background Is there anyone on earth who has not heard of William Shakespeare? Four hundred years after his death, his writings are still required readings for English literature! ‘The Bard’, as he is called, is famous for his plays and poetry in the Elizabethan and Jacobean era. Back in the days, biographies …

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What Made Charlemagne So Great?

Charlemagne So Great

Background Charlemagne or Charles the Great (c.747–814), is one of the most well-known and well-loved influential rulers of the Early Middle Ages. He launched several military campaigns across Europe. One of the well-known ones started in Saxony, Germany, which spread to northern Italy and northern Spain. This was known as the Carolingian …

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A Deep Dive Into Pearls – The Natural Gem

Different variety of Pearl

Background Pearls, which are regarded as the world’s oldest gem, have been prized for over 4,000 years. Pearls are mentioned in several historical and religious texts from all over the world, and all these documents demonstrate how highly the people loved pearls. Pearls are the only jewels that originate from a living …

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