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Easter Island Facts and the History of Moai Statues

Easter Island Facts and the History

There are many monuments and artifacts around the world that garner amazement and intrigue, but perhaps one of the most puzzling is the Easter Island heads, also called Moai. The Moai are statues that stand on the Chilean Polynesian Easter Island. Below we will take a look at the history of these figures and what they mean to the culture of Easter Island…

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How to Disappear with an Invisibility Cloak

Invisible woman

The idea of being able to render something invisible by cloaking it was once a concept only seen in science fiction films. A recent breakthrough discussed in the New Journal of Physics however, has discovered a way to cloak materials by channeling light around them. In this article we will take a look at this research and discuss how it differs from previous cloaking experiments…

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How Does the Mayan Calendar Work?

Mayan calendar

The Mayan calendar has a long and deep history. But its premise is quite simple. Maybe not as simple as our Roman calendar, however. One of the defining characteristics of our Roman calendar is that it is based on various cycles. From minutes, to hours, days, weeks, months – we divide our calendar into increments that repeat on their own cycle…

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Unbelievable Great Wall of China Facts

Great Wall of China Facts

The Great Wall of China is one of those feats of human vision, power, and technology that we find utterly amazing. It is a cultural icon that spans centuries of religious, political, and social belief systems. Like the great Pyramids of Egypt, the Taj Mahal of India, and Barabadour of Indonesia, the Great Wall of China inspires both curiosity and awe of ancient man…

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Casa Divina Cloudforest Retreat

Casa Divina sign

Casa Divina is a cloud forest retreat in the middle of the Ecuadorian jungle near the town of Mindo. It is run by a couple – Molly, who hails from the bay area in Northern California; and Efrain, a Mindo native and lifelong naturalist. They both share a love of nature and work hard to help the Mindo community preserve the cloud forest. They are very aware of the benefits of a sustainable economy, and therefore grow and use local ingredients, and run their lodge in harmony with their surroundings…

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The Antwerp Station Sound of Music

Dancers at Antwerp station

In this day and age of globalization, where more and more people can be connected in an instant, it doesn’t take much for sensationalism to spread. Fortunately, every now and then, amidst all the doom and gloom stories, there’s a glimmer of hope, or good news, that makes its way through the air waves…

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Origins of Common Idioms

Typewriter with Origins of Common Idioms

The origins of common idioms are as varied as the idioms themselves. Below we will take a look at the history of some of the world’s most popular idioms including: armed to the teeth, a backhanded compliment, to bleed like a stuck pig, blowing off steam and to chew the fat…

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What are the Most Mysterious Places on Earth?

Most Mysterious Places on Earth

The Earth itself is a mysterious place full of ever-changing elements that leave us in awe of our planet’s majesty. It is through a combination of these ever-changing elements and the interference of mankind that we come across some of the most mysterious places on Earth. What it is that makes a location mysterious varies, for some it is the presence of unexplainable elements and for others it is simply the amazement that something came to be in the first place. Regardless of how these mysterious places came about though, each one of the locations listed below is considered to be puzzling in one way or another…

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The Mysterious Freemasons Secrets Unveiled

Freemason symbol

Of all societies that exist within the world there is none that is perhaps as mysterious and intriguing as that of the fraternal organization of the Freemasons. Shrouded in claims of sacrifice, secret plots to run the United States and tales of mystery there is something about this organization that elevates those within it to higher levels and leaves those outside it wanting to know more…

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Becoming a Freemason: Are You Ready to Join?

Becoming A Freemason

The very mention of the word “Freemason” conjures up images of secrecy, elitism male dominated society and in some cases – conspiracy theories. Are these ideas of what the Freemasons are an accurate depiction of this self-proclaimed “open organization” or is there more to this mysterious organization’s story?

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Bloodborne Pathogens Are Not Merely Limited to HIV and AIDS

Cells

Bloodborne pathogens are microorganisms that exist within the blood and can be transmitted through unprotected contact with contaminated blood. There are a significant number of bloodborne pathogens currently known in the medical community; however, the average layperson tends to associate the term only with HIV and AIDS. In this article we will cover a number of bloodborne pathogens. Read on to find out more about the vast variety of bloodborne pathogens that are recognized by today’s medical community….

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