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A Greek Movie Included the First Nude Scene in European Cinema History.

Greeks were always known, even in antiquity, for being comfortable with their sexuality and they made sure to express this in their cinema, too....
cocaine

Up to 90 percent of U.S. paper money contains traces of cocaine.

It's an image much beloved of Hollywood directors: the head lowered over a mirror, a crisp greenback tightly rolled and inserted in a nostril,...
Cleopatra

Cleopatra, the last Pharaoh of Egypt, was actually Greek, not Egyptian.

Cleopatra VII Philopator, known to history simply as Cleopatra, was the last active ruler of Ptolemaic Egypt, briefly survived as pharaoh by her son...

The World’s oldest Hotel has been operating since 705 AD.

Nishiyama Onsen Keiunkan is a hot spring hotel in Hayakawa, Yamanashi Prefecture, Japan. Founded in 705 AD, it is the oldest hotel and one...
biggest family

The world’s biggest family lives together in India: a man with 39 wives and...

He is head of the world's biggest family - and says he is 'blessed' to have his 39 wives. Ziona Chana also has 94 children,...
Bullying

6 out of 10 teenagers in the U.S. say they witness bullying in school...

With the rise of the Internet comes new ways for students to torment each other, and student suicides have called new attention to bullying...
2022 fifa world cup

The city of Lusail, host of the 2022 FIFA World Cup Final game, does...

Lusail is the newest planned city in Qatar, located on the coast, in the northern part of the municipality of Al Daayen. Lusail is...
perfectionists

A study found that fewer than 10% of people say they’re not perfectionists.

People who aim high in life may risk burning out, but a new study shows that those with ambitious goals who also avoid taking...

The city of Venice stands on about 117 small islands.

Venice is a city in northeastern Italy and the capital of the Veneto region. It is situated across a group of 117 small islands...
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