The monkey puzzle tree is a very strange and interesting plant. It's native to South America but grows in parks and gardens in other areas as an introduced plant.
In the Civil War Robert E. Lee was a defender of slavery, while Ulysses S. Grant did all he could to destroy it. But it was Lee who thought slavery was morally wrong, while Grant seemed not to care one way or the other.
Some chemicals in fungi can act as medicines for humans. Three of these chemicals are penicillin, lovastatin, and cyclosporine. Lentinan and eritadenine may also be medicinal.
Michael Collins was the pilot of the Command Module on the journey of the three-man crew to the moon during the epic 1969 Apollo 11 mission. This is his story.
The rainbow eucalyptus is an unusual tree with a beautiful, multicoloured trunk. The trunk's colours change as the tree sheds strips of bark, creating living art.
Sweet Fanny Adams is used by the British to describe anything worthless. It is also the name of a pretty young girl murdered in Victorian England. This is how Fanny's name became slang for worthless.
Throughout history, the English have shamelessly stolen words from other languages as diverse as Arabic and Norwegian.
President Kennedy set a lofty goal of putting a man on the moon before the end of the 1960s. This is the story of the Apollo Program leading up to the moon landing of Apollo 11.
A Confederacy of Dunces, by John Kennedy Toole, is a scathing exposé of neckbeardism in the pre-Neckbeard era. But more poignant, perhaps, is the sad story of the author, whose posthumous fame asks the question of whether the fates that weave destiny are practical jokers.
John Clem was the Union Army's youngest soldier at 9-years-old. He was the drummer boy for an Army Unit from Michigan. He was called The Drummer Boy of Chickamauga after being in the Civil War battle. Clem's bravery was legendary. He was in the Army for 53 years and retired as a brigadier general.
Since ancient times, the Moon has fascinated and inspired people. The Moon is often associated with magic and mystery. Now science has unveiled those mysteries. Ready for a moonwalk? Read on!
The Malayan tapir is an unusual animal with an extensible and mobile proboscis, or mini-trunk. Despite its size and bulk, this endangered animal can move fast.
This article analyzes two marriages that occur in Winkfield's Female American, and how they function as a site of power for white male Europeans.
Based on my research of reports written by teachers of language-less people in the deaf community, they have cognitive abilities despite their lack of language.
Hunted is a tale of magic and new fairy tales, written for any girl who has ever felt out of place in society, or longed to see the edges of another world; who knows magic is real. It is a tale of a huntress who becomes the hunted, by a beast who must remember what it means to be human.
Two Janet Fitch novels I own have inspired me to write better, read more, and follow her on social media. Let me share the reasons.