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Acculturation

John Wesley Powell is credited with coining the word acculturation

Darjeeling

Tourism and the tea industry constitute the two most significant contributors to Darjeeling's economy

Ghana Empire

The modern country of Ghana is named after the ancient Ghana Empire, although they do not share any common territory

Buckingham Palace

The first British monarch to live in Buckingham Palace was Queen Victoria

New York Stock Exchange

The New York Stock Exchange building on Broad Street opened on April 22, 1903 and was designated a National Historic Landmark on June 2, 1978

Magnetism

The phenomenon of magnetism was known in ancient times but it was not until the nineteenth century that the connection was made between magnetism and electricity

Powhatan

Chief Powhatan and his daughter Pocahontas were from the Pamunkey tribe, the first Native Americans that met the earliest permanent English colonists at [[Jamestown Settlement

Vaclav Havel

Václav Havel was the last president of Czechoslovakia and the first president of the Czech Republic

Vanderbilt University

Vanderbilt University is named for shipping and rail magnate "Commodore" Cornelius Vanderbilt

Lighthouse of Alexandria

The Lighthouse of Alexandria, one of the Seven Wonders of the World, was among the tallest man-made structures on Earth for many centuries

Cave painting

Cave paintings probably had a religious or informational purpose rather than being purely decorative

Westminster Abbey

Since 1066, the coronations of English and British monarchs have been held in Westminster Abbey

War

In accord with Just War theory, wars between nations should be declared by the legitimate government authority

Book of Jeremiah

The Book of Jeremiah is best known for its theme of the "New Covenant" that involves a personal relationship with God

Polygyny

Polygyny, the marital practice in which a man has more than one wife simultaneously, is the most common form of polygamy

Beatrix Potter

Beatrix Potter became an author of children's books after the scientific community rejected her because she was a woman

Sweat lodge

Many cultures have used sweat lodges for the purpose of purification, healing, and relaxation

Family

The UN declared the family the fundamental unit of society and entitled to protection by the State

Daniel Patrick Moynihan

Daniel Patrick Moynihan regarded the breakdown of the family, particularly the black family, as central to the problem of poverty

Isaac Newton

Sir Isaac Newton, generally regarded as one of the most accomplished and influential scientists in history, wrote more on religion than on science

Fujian

Many famous teas originate from Fujian, including oolong, Wuyi Yancha, Bai Hao Yinzhen (Silver needle) white tea, and Fuzhou jasmine tea

Arranged marriage

Arranged marriages have been employed to unite enemy nations and create a culture of peace

Grand Place

Grand Place, the central market square of Brussels, is considered to be one of the most beautiful town squares in Europe.

Alabama

Alabama is unofficially nicknamed the Yellowhammer State, after the state bird, and is also known as the "Heart of Dixie"

Tina Turner

Tina Turner was born in Nutbush, Tennessee, a small rural community that she described in her 1973 hit song "Nutbush City Limits"

Pawnee

The Pawnee had an elaborate mythology that incorporated their sophisticated understanding of the movement of the stars

Myanmar

The largest country in mainland Southeast Asia is Myanmar (Burma)

Cyberspace

The term "cyberspace" was coined by science fiction writer William Gibson

Stanley Milgram

Stanley Milgram's experiments showed that people may act in inhumane ways when ordered to do so by an authority figure and when their peers also act in the same way

Vincent van Gogh

Vincent van Gogh wrote over 600 letters to his brother Theo

Abiathar

When Abiathar escaped from King Saul and fled to David he brought the sacred ephod, which he used on several occasions to provide David with crucial advice from God

Osama bin Laden

Osama bin Laden initially denied involvement in the infamous September 11, 2001 attacks on the United States

Marcus Daly

Marcus Daly was an Irish-born American businessman known as one of the three "Copper Kings" of Butte, Montana

Gustav Klimt

Gustav Klimt's paintings have brought some of the highest prices recorded for individual works of art

Joseph Pulitzer

Hungarian-born Joseph Pulitzer is known both for creating yellow journalism and the Pulitzer Prizes for excellence in journalism

Pygmy

The Spanish term "Negrito" (little black) refers to pygmy populations in Asia

Midden

The origin of the word "midden" is Scandinavian and means "manure pile"

Positive psychology

Positive psychology studies people's happiness rather than diagnosing mental illness and treating what makes them miserable

Eagles

The Eagles are the highest-selling American band in U.S. history

Nigeria

Nigeria has experienced very high population growth and is now the most populous country in Africa