In the 1200s, Rabban Bar Sauma discovered a land known today as "Europe," a barbaric place divided up among bloodthirsty warlords known as "kings." The urkic/Mongol Nestorian monk was exploring on behalf of China, making ...Read More
In a traditional French restaurant kitchen, a "garde-manger" is responsible for salads.
The Great Lakes have a combined area of 94,230 square miles — larger than the states of New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, Rhode Island, Massachusetts, and Vermont combined.
The first person other than royalty to be portrayed on a British stamp was William Shakespeare in 1964.
The beam of light shining from the top of the Luxor hotel in Las Vegas, Nevada is the most powerful in the world. The equivalent of 40 billion candle power, the beam is visible to airplanes from a distance of 250 miles.
Johan de Witt presided over a golden age in the Netherlands. But he was also a republican, and the Orange royal dynasty had plenty of friends. When the French invaded, de Witt's enemies made their move, lynching both him ...Read More