One of the most celebrated authors of the 20th century, Virginia Woolf was an incredible literary figure who was far ahead of her time. The English writer is widely recognized as one of the most innovative writers of the modern era and is also considered a trailblazer for her narrative use of “stream of consciousness” in her writings.
European explorers “discovered” Antarctica in the 1820s.
Summertime is upon us, and after this last year, people are pretty eager to enjoy the long sunny days ahead.
For centuries, the Statue of Liberty has stood as an illuminating symbol of independence. Situated in the New York Harbor, the colossal sculpture has become a fixture of the city's skyline, captivating native New Yorkers and arriving immigrants alike with its allegorical beauty. If you want to learn more about Lady Liberty, you've landed in the right place.
One of the most treasured landmarks in Italy is about to get a high-tech addition.
Over or under? This is the question that has plagued the Western world since the invention of modern toilet paper. It was in 1857 that New York-based inventor Joseph C. Gayetty developed the first packaged variety to be made widely available in the U.S. However, it wasn’t until 1871 that perforated rolls of toilet paper were invented.
Do you read your horoscope every morning? Or are you obsessed with star sign compatibility?
When we think of the ancient Romans, monuments like the Colosseum spring to mind.
Here today, gone tomorrow. This sentiment is key to a philosophy known as memento mori, where one embraces rather than fears death. It was a concept explored heavily in the history of art, from 16th-century still-life paintings to Baroque tomb sculptures. Eventually, it even made its way into timepieces as watches were popularized. Skull cases, which open to expose a watch, were particularly popular from the 17th century onward.
Photography has a long history. Today, most people shoot with their smartphone or DSLR cameras with high megapixel counts.
While we've seen ships overrun by nature before, it's usually been due to a shipwreck.