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: ,

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: ,

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:

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: , ,

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:

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:

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: , ,

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:

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:

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: ,

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