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5 Interesting Tap Dance Facts

Tap dancing is one of the most rewarding forms of dance to both the eyes and ears. The rapid foot movements, combined with the rhythmic sounds created by the dancer are unparalleled in any other form of dance. The history of tap is filled with interesting facts, including these five: 1. An early form of […]

Krugerrand Gold Coins – 10 Fun Nuggets Of Information

In my most recent piece, titled, "Krugerrand Gold Coins – The First Modern Gold Bullion Coins," I dealt with the fundamental history and added over-all information regarding the Krugerrand Gold Coin. In this particular follow-up piece, I will provide 10 fascinating facts or tidbits relating to the Krugerrand, of which you will be able to […]

Hazel Tree History and Facts

Hazel, also known as (Corylus avellana) is a deciduous and is tree native to Britain. It is a broadleaf species and grows throughout Europe but can also be found in western Asia and North Africa. In the United Kingdom it is usually found in ash, oak and birch woodland but is also found in hedgerows […]

Review of Killing Rommel

Based on the real-life exploits of the British special forces Long Range Desert Group during World War II, Killing Rommel pits this elite group against the German Afrika Korps and its legendary commander Field Marshall Erwin Rommel. Author Steven Pressfield brings this narration to life. Set to the point of view of a young lieutenant, […]

Interesting Facts About Olympic Nations – India

Did you know… India was one of the first Asian countries to sent female athletes to the Olympic Games. This country had sent 4 sportswomen -swimming & athletics- to Helsinki in 1952. Indian sprinter Norman D. Pritchard, who lived in England, became the first athlete from Asia to win an Olympic medal. In 1900, he […]

Nothing But The Facts About Rooibos Tea

Rooibos tea is a little different than other loose leaf teas. Unlike other teas, rooibos comes from the legume family, or to be a little more precise, the Aspalathus linearis bush. The plant, as well as rooibos tea, are often referred to as "red bush" and is only grown in the Cedarberg area of ​​Cape […]

Interesting Facts About Running

Running or also known as track field has always been one of the best sports of all time. This sport is so different from others because your speed, endurance and stability are being put to a test. You have to have stamina, be focused and must be just as light as a feather for you […]

20 Fun Facts About Mount Kilimanjaro

1. A German missionary by the name of Johannes Rebmann is considered to be the discoverer of Mount Kilimanjaro in 1848 when he explored the lower scopes and sent the Royal Geographical Society his findings, including a description of a snow-capped summit. The experts of those times doubted the real possibility of a snow-capped mountain […]

Fun Facts About Chocolate

There are so many weird and wonderful fun facts about chocolate, it's difficult to know which to include and which to omit because of space considerations. First of all, the Mayans used cacao beans as currency as they believed that they were more valuable than gold dust. They controlled the production of beans so that […]

7 Fascinating and Cool Campfire Facts for Kids

Campfires are the highlight of every summer camp experience and the glow of a warm fire provides the perfect opportunity for kids to enjoy time-honored traditions such as roasting marshmallows and telling ghost stories. Along with the traditional campfire stories, lessons can be learned about science and history that take on new meaning when they […]