All over the globe people celebrate New Year with traditions that are special to their country.

In Spain, families celebrate with a festive meal on Nochevieja (New Year’s Eve). Everyone is supposed to eat grapes: 12 each, one per month, before the bells stop striking midnight. The object is to…

History is often filled with interesting yet obscure tidbits. Here are just 10 of them.

Witold Pilecki was famous for doing something very courageous and arguably reckless. He deliberately got himself sent to Auschwitz in order to gather information on the camp. He smuggled information out to allies detailing the…

The Equator is an imaginary line that cuts the world into half. Some interesting facts.

At approximately 40,075 kms in length, the equator passes through three oceans and four continents. Prime Meridian is the name of the line that divides it into Eastern and Western Hemispheres. It starts at the…

The ship deemed to be ‘unsinkable’, which met with a premature and tragic end.

It took 2 years and a work force of 15,000 to build RMS Titanic and her sister ships: RMS Britannic & RMS Olympic. She was built at the Hartland and Wolff shipyard in Belfast, Northern Ireland…

Some interesting facts from all over the globe.

Lake Vostok: At the end of the 20th century, scientists using satellite images, discovered one of the biggest lakes of our planet, situated close to the South Pole under 4 kms of ice. Some 4 kms above the lake, at the surface…

Forensic Science involves the application of scientific principles & methods to assist the administration of justice. These scientists were involved in its interesting evolution.

Dr Edmond Locard (France)- Known as Sherlock Holmes of France, Dr Locard is credited with formulating a basic premise that underpins much of theory of forensic…

Some interesting facts about this complex landlocked country.

Afghanistan became independent on August 19th, 1919. They fought three wars with the British after which they declared themselves independent. They were not directly ruled but their foreign affairs were influenced by UK.

Alexander captured the city of Herat in 330 BC…

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