Category: literature

Atlantis – the lost city

Atlantis (or Atlantica) was described in antiquity as a large island in the sea to the west of the known world (the […]

05/27/2013. Category: literature. Tags: , ~ Comment on this post

Pen is mightier than the sword

English novelist and dramatist Edward George Earle Lytton Bulwer-Lytton (1803–1873) uttered the wise words “The pen is mightier than the sword” in […]

05/31/2012. Category: literature. Tags: , ~ Comment on this post

Does This Language Make Me Look Fat?

One of the first things Regiina Nohova had to learn when she moved to the Czech Republic was how to open her […]

04/04/2012. Category: literature. Tags: ~ Comment on this post

Numbers as letters

You are most likely familiar with numbers being used to implicate letters, phrases or even symbols. In SMS (txting) shortcuts, for instance, […]

01/30/2012. Category: literature. Tags: , , ~ 1 Comment

The dictionary writers

Samuel Johnson completed the first English dictionary in 1755. Apparently Johnson was known for his drinking. On the other hand, Noah Webster, […]

07/06/2011. Category: literature. Tags: ~ Comment on this post

First travel book

Tourism is a $4 trillion-a-year industry, affecting more than 200 million jobs, or 1 in 10 workers. But tourism actually is an […]

05/12/2011. Category: literature. Tags: ~ Comment on this post

Oedipus and the sphinx riddle

The head of ancient Egyptian sphinxes portrayed the reigning pharaoh but also, when featuring the head of a falcon, represented the sky-god […]

10/29/2010. Category: literature. Tags: , , ~ 1 Comment

Aoccdrnig to rscheearch at Cmabrigde Uinervtisy

Aoccdrnig to a rscheearch at Cmabrigde Uinervtisy, it deosn’t mttaer in waht oredr the ltteers in a wrod are, the olny iprmoetnt […]

10/21/2010. Category: literature. Tags: ~ Comment on this post

World’s largest encyclopedia

The word encyclopedia comes from two Greek words meaning “a circle of learning.” The oldest known encyclopedia was written in Greece about […]

09/29/2010. Category: literature. Tags: ~ Comment on this post

True story of Gulliver’s Travels

When Jonathan Swift published Gulliver’s Travels in 1726 he intended it as a satire on the ferociousness of human nature. Instead, today […]

08/30/2010. Category: literature. Tags: , ~ Comment on this post

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