Mirin Dajo, which means "wonder" in the Esperanto language, was the stage name of Arnold Gerrit Henskes. He was a Dutch fakir ( Muslim Sufi ascetic) who believed that the Esperanto language… Read More
Mithraism was a mystery religion practised by the Romans during the Roman Empire; especially, from the 1st to the 4th century CE. This religion, which involved the worship of the god M… Read More
Our brain is locked inside our dark skull without direct access to the world and yet, it tells us the story of our life. According to Steven Pinker in his book The Blank Slate, extensive bra… Read More
Have you ever wondered why America, as a country, is such an aberration amongst first world developed countries in terms of religious belief? Well, the first major reason is that the foundat… Read More
There is a lot of buzz around cannabis oil extracts from cannabis plants, particularly cannabidiol (CBD), which appears to have anticonvulsant properties. Indeed, the endogenous cannabinoid… Read More
It is still a mystery how the haemophilia gene came into Queen Victoria's family, as this gene mutation helped to bring about the downfall of some of the most powerful Royal Houses of Europe… Read More
Giant lions which were 25% larger than the lions of today once roamed about Britain. The fossil evidence from Yorkshire, Devon and London, also shows that these British lions weighed up to 3… Read More
At the end of the last Ice Age, which occurred between 17,000 years ago and 7000 years ago, the ice caps of northern Europe and North America melted causing huge flooding across the earth. T… Read More
Japanese visitors to Paris are especially susceptible to Paris syndrome, a psychiatric condition which is the result of finding out that Paris is not the city of their expectations. Almost a… Read More
The seven day week was in use right back with the ancient Babylonians, around 700BC, when the Babylonians associated seven gods they worshipped, with celestial bodies visible to them in the… Read More
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