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Most Famous Whistleblowers of Our Time

Some consider them to be traitors, while others call them heroes. Whatever, whistleblowers have had a massive impact in the history of the whole human race. They are the people who risked their careers and lives to expose the wrongs they witnessed. They leaked sensitive information to the public which changed their perception of governments and private firms forever. It is a subject of debate whether whistleblowers are to be celebrated or not. But no one can deny the influence they had or have.

Daniel Ellsberg

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21st Century Slavery

The Global Slavery Index (‘the Index’) provides an estimate of the number of people in modern slavery, the factors that make individuals vulnerable to this crime, and an assessment of government action across 167 countries.

What is modern day slavery?

Contemporary slavery, also known as modern slavery, refers to the institution of slavery that continue to exist in the present day. Estimates of the number of slaves today range from around 21 million to 29 million. Modern…Continue Reading
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Things You Never Knew About Rum

Rum, with its rich history and smooth, sweet flavor profile, is a unique and timeless drink. As such, we felt obligated to pay tribute to it, and what better way to do that than to delve into some lesser-known facts about this delicious alcoholic beverage.

So, without further ado, here are some things you never knew about rum:

1Rum (Regular Use Medicine) has medicinal properties that were especially useful for armies at war until a few decades ago. The British Army, in…Continue Reading

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Facts About Pizza

Pizza is the most popular foods in the world. We just keep devouring this delicacy day after day but very little do we know about the facts and history hidden behind this mouth-watering food. let we take a look at some interesting facts about pizza.

pizzaThe first pizza wasn’t made in Italy or USA. It was ancient Greeks who gave birth to Pizza. They used to bake flat and round large bread and topped them with veggies, potatoes, spices and olive…Continue Reading

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Signs You Might Be a Narcissist

What is narcissism, exactly?

narcissismIn today’s world, the term “narcissistic” has come to mean little more than vain. But narcissism is far more complex than that. It exists in many shades along with a continuum from extra-healthy ego to pathological grandiosity. A large 2009 study estimated that 6% of people in the U.S. suffer from the full-blown narcissistic personality disorder. But it’s likely that much more fall short of the strict diagnostic criteria.

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Disasters That Were Foretold

2011 Fukushima Meltdown

2011-fukushima-meltdownThe mega-earthquake triggered a catastrophic tsunami in Japan in 2011 that killed 15,891 people. It also set off a disaster at the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant, where three reactors melted down, forcing the evacuation of hundreds of thousands of residents within a 12-mile radius of the complex. Four years later, tens of thousands of people are still unable to return to their homes.

Investigations into what happened at the power plant concluded that the nuclear disaster could have…Continue Reading

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Interesing Facts About The Buddha

Siddhartha Gautama, the prince of a small kingdom at the foot of the Himalayas, is born into a world of luxury. A close encounter with human suffering shakes him. He leaves his family in search for answers and becomes homeless. After years of searching, he attains enlightenment, becomes the Buddha, and sets in motion a new religion.

Controversy Over His Birthplace

buddha-was“The official stand of the Government of India is that the Buddha was born in Nepal, but a few people not having…Continue Reading

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Countries You’ve Probably Never Heard Of

The Sovereign Military Order Of Malta

the-sovereign-military-order-of-maltaUnlike nearly every other hidden nation on this list, the Sovereign Military Order of Malta is recognized across the world. It has bilateral relations with 105 countries and diplomatic relations with another six (plus Palestine). It has a permanent observer status at the UN, and its passports are accepted in many of the world’s major nations. Yet it has literally no territory. Not only that, it doesn’t even lay claim to any.

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Foods That Exist Because Of Ancient Genetic Engineering

Wheat

wheatThe cultivation of wheat began long before recorded history. In fact, the start of human civilization itself began when primitive people transitioned from the nomadic, hunter-gatherer lifestyle to an agriculturally based one. Wheat was one of the first and most important crops grown during this time, and the first human settlements gathered around areas where this food could be grown.

At first, prehistoric man was content to gather stray seeds of wild grasses. But soon (before people started making pottery, even)…Continue Reading

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Discoveries Almost Lost To Time

The vast majority of historical cultures have been lost time. Some pieces of history that almost slipped through the cracks have allowed us to learn more about what we do and don’t know. Accidental finds by both archaeologists and regular people show that important finds can be made at any place and time.

Homo Naledi

homo-nalediIn 2013, paleoanthropologist Lee Berger assembled a team to explore the Rising Star Cave in South Africa. The team consisted of six thin women; the reason for…Continue Reading