A statue of Genghis Khan on the Mongolian Steppe. Despite his reputation for cruelty, Genghis Khan brought peace to the Mongolian Empire Pax Mongolica (Latin for Mongol peace) is a term used to describe the stabilizing effects of the conquests of the Mongol Empire under the reign of Genghis Khan, beginning in the 13th century.
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Louis C.K. embarrassed a critic of one of his shows on live radio by exposing that the critic never actually watched the show!
Quentin Tarantino's movie 'Reservoir Dogs' got its title from a French mistranslation! The film 'Reservoir Dogs' is seen as an important and highly-influential milestone of independent film making.
In many languages blue and green are considered to be different shades of the same color. In English, that color is referred to as 'grue' According to Brent Berlin and Paul Kay's 1969 study 'Basic Color Terms: Their Universality and Evolution', distinct terms for brown, purple, pink, orange and grey will not emerge in a language until the language has made a distinction between green and blue.
Not all glass is breakable—one structure can withstand a blow from a hammer! There exists a glass structure that can withstand the blows of a hammer without even cracking!
France released a patent of the camera to the whole world for free. So why did Britain still have to pay?
The Florida Seminole tribe has never been conquered—to this day! The United States has a dark history of oppressing the native North Americans and unlawfully seizing land in the name of manifest destiny.
There's a good reason that you should keep your talk 1/4 full—and it has nothing to do with gas prices!
If everyone ate their vegetables, we'd increase world productivity by 20%! Find out how Everyone can recall being told by their mother to eat their vegetables.
Some languages do not have the words "front", "back", "in-front" or "behind". How do they give directions?
Normally Bill Murray does movies, but he randomly did an archeology trip (and not for movie research) Almost as famous for his random public appearances crashing parties and serving up drinks behind the bar as he is for his movies, Academy Award nominee and veteran actor Bill Murray can now add archeologist to his resume.
To cut down on lunch time problems, a construction company built a Subway in the Sky! Building a skyscraper is a tricky business, but when it's one of the new 105 story Trade Center Towers, things get even trickier.
This Georgia Tech degree is real, but the man who earned it doesn't exist! Learn more about George P.
This woman was responsible for the cure for polio, but she never even knew On October 4, 1951, a largely unknown woman died of complications arising from cervical cancer.
English doctors once requested a ban on all kitchen knives with sharp points to cut down on emergency room visits—but not for the reason you think!
When you cry, you are feeding your cornea with nutrients! The human eye is one of the more complex organs of the human body and features some characteristics that are totally unique.
Contrary to popular belief, the Emancipation Proclamation didn't abolish slavery in the United States!
Darren Sproles was so good in peewee football, his league made a rule to slow him down! Darren Sproles is an NFL running back and return specialist for the New Orleans Saints, and previously for the San Diego Chargers.
The gaming company Bungie has a security guard who uses a weapon from the Halo series while guarding their door!