Interesting Historical Events, People, Entities, Battles






  • Costa Rica – Mesoamerica’s richest nation has no standing army, 100% renewable energy, and lead the world environmentally.
  • Great Raft – 250 km long logjam
  • Kerala school of astronomy and Mathematics
  • Manson Family
  • Tonle Sap – Largest freshwater lake in Asia. Replenished every monsoon by flow reversal from the Mekong. Complex hydro-ecological system that drove the Angkor civilization.


  • 3M: Scotch tape, post-its, and everything in between.
  • 7/11: Nondescript but omnipresent. Try their stores in Japan.
  • AMD: Battling with Intel, AMD has risen from the ashes several times.


Criteria: Beauty, craftsmanship, expense of raw materials, several owners, lost to time and rediscovered

  • Dunhuang Manuscripts: 4th to 11 centuries; Buddhist, Daoism, Nestorian Christianity, Manichaeism, and more;  Khotanese, Sanskrit, Sogdian, Tangut, Tibetan, Old Uyghur language, Hebrew, Old Turkic
  • Faberge Eggs
  • Golden Stool of the Ashanti
  • Peacock Throne
  • Phra Bang Buddha: “A symbol of the right to rule Laos, as only a commendable and virtuous government deserves to be caretaker of such a sacred image.”
  • Tutakhamen’s Mask
  • Samarkand Kufic Quran: Oldest Koran in existence. 8th or 9th century manuscript Quran written in the territory of modern Iraq in the Kufic script. Kept in Tashkent.

Unanswered Questions

Questions that fixated us but lay unanswered for centures.

  • How did reproduction occur?
  • How was silk made?
  • Was the Earth round?

Where was the source of the Nile?

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