The First Successful Organ Transplant – 1954

The first successful organ transplant was performed on December 23, 1954, by Dr. Joseph E. Murray at the Peter Bent Brigham Hospital in Boston, Massachusetts. The surgery was a kidney transplant between two identical twins.

The Creation of the World: Native American Legend

The Creation of the World story, of the Gros Ventres Indians, is similar to the origin story of at least two other Algonquin tribes
Native American Legend

The Mysterious Coral Castle

The Coral Castle is a mysterious megalithic structure located in Homestead, Florida. Built by Latvian-American Edward Leedskalnin, the castle contains a number of large stone structures, including walls, towers, and sculptures. It is believed that Leedskalnin single-handedly constructed the entire castle from limestone, coral, and other materials.

Beam Me Up, Scotty!

You probably have heard the famous catchphrase and misquotation of ‘Beam me up, Scotty’, popularized by Captain Kirk in the Original Star Trek Series by Gene Roddenberry in 1966.
What you might not know is that Montgomery Scott, the Chief Engineer of the USS Enterprise, led a company of the Royal Winnipeg Rifles ashore at Juno beach on D-Day.

The Miserere: A Religious Legend from 1862

Maundy Thursday – The Miserere, a religious legend by Gustavo Adolfo Becquer

Memetic Warfare Resources

Memetic Warfare Resources, Psychological Operations, Psychographics, etc

Medieval Dance Mania, the Dancing Plague and Tarantism: 7th to 17th Century European Outbreaks

Medieval Dance Mania, the Dancing Plague and Tarantism are often confused and named as the same event, but in reality, they were different outbreaks of the crazed plague that swept Europe at different periods of time and in different locations.

Tanabata: The Japanese Star Festival and The Milky Way Lovers

Tanabata, The Japanese Star Festival, celebrates the meeting between Orihime (Vega) and Hikoboshi (Altair). The Milky Way, a river made of stars that crosses the sky, separates these lovers, and they are only allowed to see each other once a year

Rotokas Language: The Shortest Alphabet in the World

Rotokas language is spoken by about 4,000 people on Bougainville, an island east of New Guinea, in the province of Papua New Guinea. The language is only one of the 18 languages spoken in Bougainville, with just four languages in decline.

The Chalice Of Lycurgus: a 1,600-year-old Cup of Roman Nanotechnology

The original cup from Lycurgus dates from the 4th century AD, likely taken only on special occasions, showing the king of Thrace, Lycurgus, trapped by vines,

The Chalice Of Lycurgus: a 1,600-year-old Cup of Roman Nanotechnology