History

May 23, 2018

What Are the Seven Wonders of the World?

We've all heard of the Seven Wonders of the World, but what are they exactly and where do they come from? To get to the origins of the original “must-see” list, we need to go back to Ancient Greece. Called themata—Greek for “things to see”—the list came about from writers of guidebooks and sightseeing guides. Yes, that's right, people were traveling in Ancient Greece.

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April 26, 2018

How the ‘World’s Fair’ Has Celebrated International Achievements for Over 150 Years

For over 150 years, the public has been inspired by and in awe of the world's fair. Since making its grand debut in Victorian London, the international spectacle has celebrated the achievements of countries across the globe, including industrial inventions, scientific advancements, and cultural contributions. From the beautiful Eiffel Tower to a beloved ride at Disneyland, many attractions from some of the most significant world's fairs remain prevalent and popular today.

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April 10, 2018

Colorful ‘Jingle Trucks’ Rule the Road in Pakistan

If you've spent any time in South Asia, specifically Pakistan, Afganistan, and India, you've surely seen colorful, ornate trucks rumbling down roads and highways. In these countries, especially Pakistan, truck art is more than just cultural expression, it's also a deeply rooted tradition that can cause a business boom for drivers. So what is the history behind these movings pieces of art?

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