Three wars and constitution
February 24, 2017
The dream of Cuban independence had existed for over a hundred years before the final war for independence from Spain began on February 24, 1895 and ended with a formal treaty signed in Paris on December 10, 1898. It was the last of three liberation wars that Cuba fought against Spain, after the Ten Years' War (1868–1878) and the Little War (1879–1880).
Reigning America's drug market
February 15, 2017
The Sinaloa Cartel is one of the most powerful Cartels in the world. It specializes in the distribution of cocaine and heroin. Having complete control over the Mexican states of Baja California, Durango, Sonora and Chihuahua, the organization has been targeted by the United States Intelligence Community (IC) as one of the most dangerous.
Cholera pandemics and Dr. Snow’s theory
February 13, 2017
Cholera is an infectious disease caused by the bacterium Vibrio cholerae. It infects the small intestine. Cholera is still active throughout the world. Estimates from 2010 say that between three- and five million people get cholera every year, and 58,000–130,000 people die from the disease every year.
Lobola, tribal tradition of biblical times
February 3, 2017
Some tribal traditions remain to be a mystery and a fascination for most of the modern world, although globalization and technologies grant an opportunity to learn more and more about the tribes that live in their own universe and have practices which are exclusively theirs.
Celebrities who passed away last year
January 24, 2017
Leap years are said to be unfortunate and 2016 was not an exception. From the very beginning, 2016 was named the ‘year of death’. An unbelievably great number of luminaries passed away…
British Boiling Vessel
January 11, 2017
The British drink about 165 million cups of tea every day and even the war could not root out this age-old habit. During the World War II, the British government realized that it had a problem: they needed a way to keep their soldiers safe during tea time. The troops, who wouldn’t skip tea time even when Nazis were afoot, had to climb out of their armored cars and tanks to brew the leafy beverage on the roadside.
Extramarital affair and smoking to death
December 30, 2016
U.S. Presidents are usually elected for a term of four years. There is also a Constitutional Amendment that limits Presidents to only eight years after Franklin Roosevelt died during his third term in office. Two times in American history have there been three Presidents that served in the same year. The first time was in 1841 and the second was in 1881.
Dating back to 16th century
December 29, 2016
Since first becoming well known in the 18th century, organized crime in Italy and its criminal organizations have infiltrated the social and economic life of many regions, particularly in Southern Italy.
Hypothermia is no joke
December 20, 2016
When authorities issue extreme cold warnings or alerts, they’re meant to be taken seriously. If you’re not dressed properly or you’ve no shelter, extreme cold can kill. Hypothermia is reduced body temperature that happens when a body dissipates more heat than it absorbs. In humans, it is defined as a body core temperature below 35C.
Corpses on Mount Everest
December 17, 2016
Mount Everest is the Earth's highest mountain, with its peak of 8,848 meters above sea level. Known in Nepal as Sagarmāthā and in China as Chomolungma, the mount is located in the Mahalangur mountain range in Nepal. The international border between China and Nepal runs across Everest's precise summit point.