According to a study of over 11,000 individuals in Norway, bosses spend a notably larger amount of their work hours on social media compared to their subordinates.
100 Authors Against Einstein
In 1931, a book titled “100 Authors Against Einstein” was published by 100 scientists who denounced Einstein’s theory of relativity as nonsense and expressed disappointment in the lack of recognition for their own work.
Millennial fathers are dedicating three…
Millennial fathers are dedicating three times as much time to their children as their own fathers did with them. In 1982, 43% of fathers stated that they never changed a diaper, but now, that number has dropped to 3%.
In 1910, Mahatma Gandhi sought…
In 1910, Mahatma Gandhi sought advice from Leo Tolstoy, as they both were strong advocates for vegetarianism. Gandhi also established “Tolstoy Farm” in South Africa to promote peace, love, and balance.
The Korowai tribe, also known as the Kolufo, is an indigenous people of Papua, Indonesia.
The Korowai tribe was first contacted by outsiders in the 1970s. The Dutch missionary, Father Verheijen, was the first outsider to visit them in 1974. He made several trips to the region to study the Korowai people and their culture. In 1977, the American anthropologist, Paul Raffaele, also visited the tribe and wrote an article about them in the National Geographic magazine. This helped to bring international attention to the Korowai tribe and their unique way of life. However, it’s worth noting that the tribe has been living there for centuries, only became known to the outside world in the 70s.
One interesting fact about the Korowai is that they live in treehouses that can reach up to 100 feet off the ground. These treehouses are built to protect them from floods and to keep them safe from rival tribes and dangerous animals. They are also known for their traditional customs, such as the practice of cannibalism which is now banned by the government.
During the Middle Ages, it was believed that…
During the Middle Ages, it was believed that ringing church bells during thunderstorms would ward off lightning. However, this practice was discontinued after over 100 bell ringers were struck and killed by lightning.
Before the revolution in America, the UK had been transporting convicts to the colonies for many years. As a result, there was a significant number of prisoners in colonial America. It is believed that the state of Georgia was established as a penal colony. After the revolution, the UK began sending convicts to Australia instead.
In Bermuda, as there is no natural…
In Bermuda, as there is no natural water source, residents collect rainwater by installing white, stepped roofs on their homes.
In the US, less than 1% of nuns are under 40…
In the US, less than 1% of nuns are under 40, with the average age being 80 years old.
In 1925, Nome, Alaska was hit by a diphtheria…
In 1925, Nome, Alaska was hit by a diphtheria epidemic and all the available antitoxin had been exhausted. Since land, air, and sea routes were not feasible, 20 mushers and 150 sled dogs bravely carried the serum over a distance of 674 miles in just 5 and a half days despite harsh subzero temperatures, near-blizzard conditions, and winds reaching hurricane force.