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The Most Powerful Families Who Secretly Run The World?

The Most Powerful Families Who Secretly Run The World?

Beyonce taught us that girls run the world, but sadly the queen bee is gravely mistaken. Throughout history power has always been concentrated in the hands of the few- from the first tribal chieftains and their shamans, to today’s political elite. But sometimes that power has been held firmly within bloodlines, passed down from generation …

Why You Wouldn’t Survive In Medieval time

Why You Wouldn’t Survive In Medieval time

Chances are slim that you’ll wake up tomorrow having slipped through a time portal and find yourself now living in a Medieval village. But if that does happen, here are some of the things you can expect. First off, it’s hard being a peasant. Fortunately, you happen not to be a slave, because that status …

Opera History Documentary

Opera History Documentary

The word „opera“ comes from the Italian phrase opera in musica which means work in music. It stands for a theatrical work which is made of a dramatic text, also known as a libretto, which has been set to music and involves a stage that requires beautiful sceneries, flamboyant costumes and solo as well as …

Why Some Countries Are Poor and Others Rich

Why Some Countries Are Poor and Others Rich

There are 196 countries in the world. 25 of them are very rich, defined as having an average wealth per person of over $100,000 a year. They are: But far more countries are quite poor, and some – which we’re considering here – are very very poor. These are the 20 poorest countries in the …

The Surprising History of Tobacco

The Surprising History of Tobacco

Tobacco: It was thought to be a heal-all, but in reality, a harm-all. The origins of this controversial plant are in the fields of the Americas, and the most common species, Nicotiana Tabacum, originated in Mesoamerica, a region in the central part of the Americas. Tobacco usage started among the people of the Americas, then …