English Learning for Curious Minds

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English Learning for Curious Minds

Rose Island

Discover the story of what happened when an Italian engineer decided to build an island off the...

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The Art of War

It's the world's most famous book on military strategy. Learn about its fascinating history,...

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Chocolate

It's the world's favourite sweet snack, and the chocolate industry is worth over $100 billion....

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Oasis vs. Blur

In August 1995 Britain's two biggest bands battled for the number one position. Discover what...

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Oasis vs. Blur

In August 1995 Britain's two biggest bands battled for the number one position. Discover what...

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Bitcoin

It's the most famous cryptocurrency in the world, and went up in value by 269% in 2020. In...

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Vespa

It's the iconic Italian scooter that has conquered the world. Learn about how it started, how...

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9 Things That Happened on Christmas Day

You might think that nothing of historical importance ever happens on Christmas Day, but you'd be...

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Jeremy Bentham & Utilitarianism

He was the creator of utilitarianism, a philosophical framework for how societies should be...

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Charles Darwin & On the Origin of Species

He is the father of modern biology, and his 1869 book On the Origin of Species presented a...

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Personality Tests

The personality industry is worth billions, and promises to help us better understand ourselves....

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Black Friday & A Short History of Discounting

It's the biggest shopping day of the year. How did it start, what actually happens, and how much...

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Penal Colonies

Starting in the 17th century, Britain sent hundreds of thousands of people to America and...

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Superstitions

From black cats to Friday the 13th, superstitions exist in cultures all over the world. Where...

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Survivalism

It's the belief that the world is unstable and unpredictable, and that we should all be prepared...

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Daylight Saving Time

In 70 countries around the world we change the time twice a year, giving us longer evenings in...

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Leonardo Da Vinci

He has been called 'the most relentlessly curious man in history', and was the quintessential...

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Leonardo Da Vinci

He has been called 'the most relentlessly curious man in history', and was the quintessential...

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GDP & Measuring Growth

“It measures everything in short, except that which makes life worthwhile.” - Robert...

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Death Around The World

It's the one inevitability in life, but it remains one of life's biggest unknowns. In this...

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