A taste of bizarre languages

There are roughly about 7000 languages spoken in the world today, however despite the technological advances of the post industrialist era that we live in, linguists don’t have a clear notion of how many languages are out there. The most extensive catalog of the world’s languages is that of Ethnologue (published by SIL International), whose

The curious case of Phineas Gage

Take a good look at the vintage photograph above. For a time well before selfies, when taking photographs was rare, why is his left eye closed? Furthermore, what is the strange object he is holding in his hand? Original owners of the photo themselves could not provide answers to those questions themselves. Jack and Beverly

Tokyo’s Themed Restaurants | From Prisons to Robots

Dining out in Tokyo, Japan is by no means a simple affair. In fact, it’s quite often literally out of this world. Tokyo’s themed restaurants have kept customers on their toes for the past decade, and there’s something for every taste. Think: dress-up party meets disneyland meets computer game meets… your worst nightmare, these establishments

An Introduction to Spices

Spices are essential to add flavour and depth to food. They also boast a wide range of health benefits. Consider this an introductory guide to spices; how to store them, use them and target certain ailments.   Storage Like food, spices can go off. This manifests itself as a weaker flavour and, whilst this won’t

GMO foods: Killers or just getting a bad rap?

Food can either kill you or heal you and evidence suggests both scenarios are true. Before jumping into this topic, consider for just a moment that Chipotle recently announced it would not use genetically modified ingredients in its menu. Now, the popular chain faces more challenges because of E. coli outbreaks tainting its food. The

Celebrity Lives of the Jazz Age

Though it is extremely fashionable to talk loudly and disdainfully about celebrities, the modern world is more knowledgable about their lives than ever before. Even if you are not guilty of leafing through a trashy magazine in the supermarket line, the abundance of gossip littering social media is unescapable, particularly now that Facebook has introduced


During the twentieth century alone, over a hundred million people were murdered by their own governments.  That is more deaths than from all wars combined. Deaths from genocide and political mass murder were only exceeded by deaths from pandemic diseases like malaria, tuberculosis, AIDS, yellow fever, and influenza. Holocaust When one mentions the word genocide

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