Imagine if the story above was part of a job interview and you had to explain the word ‘nonchalant’. You would look around and think, “What am I going to do now? ‘Nonchalant’! All the other words seem to be in the right place, but...

The 2021 New York City Marathon will happen this Sunday, November 7. Only 33,000 runners will be allowed this year due to Covid-19 concerns. It is the largest marathon in the world and it is also difficult to take part in it and to watch...

Spelling is one of the most important tools in the English language. Spelling is the insurance of writing, the confirmation of the sound written down. Two classes of words are used for that: the ones we learned from mother (NYE page below) and the United Nations official words (image above). You can also...

On October 25, 1921, the first reconnaissance expedition of the Mount Everest was completed. The mountain, located between Nepal and Tibet, is the highest elevation on Earth, standing 30,000 feet tall -- or almost 9,000 meters. The biggest challenge to climb that mountain (besides being freaking cold) is the negative effects that high altitute has in the human body....

When inventor Johannes Gutenberg created the printing press in 1450 there wasn’t exactly paper as we know today. Paper was a thick substance similar to the canvas used by painters at the time. And the same way paintings were carried, the paper of the time was rolled, or scrolled, originating the scroll, a document or letter that needed to...

Basketball was invented in 1891 in Springfield, Massachusetts by Canadian physical education instructor James Naismith. It was a rainy, cold day and to keep students exercising indoors he hung two buckets and improvised a game where the two teams had to put the ball into the bucket. Since the next example they had in college was football,...

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