Month: February 2018

The international sporting events of the Olympic Games are a testament to the unwavering dedication of leading athletes around the world. Participants spend their entire lives training and competing, honing their skills and rising to the tops of their games in order to be able to call themselves Olympians. And yet, only some will get
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Go to Europe, and you’ll discover that many ancient churches contain relics, e.g. bones or other body parts of long-gone saints. Many Americans regard the veneration of relics as a quaint or even macabre Old World custom. However, they do the same thing. In the US, though, they don’t save bits and pieces of holy
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The world’s fair is an international exhibition meant to allow nations to showcase their achievements to a massive audience. All world expositions are built around a theme which can be general (industry, aviation) or more specialized like the inauguration of the Panama Canal at the 1915 San Francisco Expo. These fairs are also known for
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We go to museums to view items that have historical, cultural, and scientific significance to us. Or items that stimulate our curiosity. Items like human body parts. There are museums that actually display these body parts. Many of them belong to famous people, and the stories behind them are usually out of this world. And
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Australia is home to some of the most terrifying animals in the world. Although it’s true that Australians are used to such hazards and mostly take them in stride, not all dangers can be extinguished by looking inside your shoes before you put them on. Sometimes, our imaginations concoct more than venomous snakes and spiders
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To quote Indiana Jones, “I hate snakes.” The fear of these slithering creatures is so common that it is considered to be part of human instinct. Every once in a while, people are bitten by venomous snakes while camping and hiking. But considering that there’s an antidote for nearly every type of venom on the
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