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The original Keep Calm poster

The original Keep Calm poster

Produced by the British government in 1939 during the beginning of WWII (ended in 1945)  in order to boost morale of the public in case of a wartime disaster (in case of a Nazi invasion). This particular poster has been used a lot lately for almost anything (see below image). More wartime posters Related articles Keep Calm and Carry … Continue reading

Thanksgiving yum, Christmas pre dinner and sale.

Thanksgiving yum, Christmas pre dinner and sale.

Thanks for what? Thanksgiving was founded as a religious observance for all the members of the community to give thanks to God for a common purpose (their first harvest in the case of this version). Thanksgiving history: The First Thanksgiving lasted for three days.  The Pilgrims celebrated a harvest festival with the Native Americans in … Continue reading

New City of Love to be built in Dubai

New City of Love to be built in Dubai

Facts on old Taj Mahal The iconic Taj Mahal is a Unesco World Heritage site and was built in the 17th Century It was completed more than 350 years ago by the Mughal emperor Shah Jahan for his wife Mumtaz Took more than 20 years to build. The white marble mausoleum Facts on new Taj Mahal … Continue reading

The man in the iron mask.. existed!

The man in the iron mask.. existed!

On this day, November 19th, 1703 he died at Bastille prison (France). All we know is that he was a distinguished prisoner, and from the moment he was imprisoned, he had to hide his identity behind a strange mask.  Officially registered in the Saint-Paul cemetery as “Marchioly,” and his age was given as “about 45.” The … Continue reading

Happy 1434! (Islamic New Year)

Happy 1434! (Islamic New Year)

The Hijri New Year, also known as Islamic new year (Arabic: رأس السنة الهجرية‎ Ras as-Sanah al-Hijriyah) is the day that marks the beginning of a new Islamic calendar year in the Muslim world. Facts on Hijri, Islamic New Year The first day of the year is observed on the first day of Muharram, the first month in the Islamic calendar (there might … Continue reading

A story behind 11:11

A story behind 11:11

November 11 is “Veterans day“,  a U.S. federal holiday dedicated to honoring veterans (U.S. Army, Navy, Marine Corps, Air Force, and Coast Guard) who served honorably in war or peacetime.. Facts on Veterans Day: – It is the anniversary of the end of World War I. – In 1954, President Eisenhower officially changed the name  … Continue reading

4, IV or IIII on a clock?

4, IV or IIII on a clock?

Why do some old clocks, with roman numbers, write number 4 with four I instead of the correct form of IV  ? question by agusnit We had this question asked on our Facebook page.. we honestly had NO Clue this happened and we quickly started investigating. There are three main theories: (1) King Louis XIV (le roi … Continue reading

Had no clues about Central America and Honduras.

Had no clues about Central America and Honduras.

  The countries in the Central America Federation were Belize, Honduras, Nicaragua, Salvador and Costa Rica. This Federation was part of the first Mexican empire and  became independent in 1823. Each of these countries seeked later independence and the union was effectively dissolved later in 1840 Facts about Honduras: Honduras, the original country where the term ‘Banana Republic’ was coined … Continue reading