The Horns of Moses

Take a close look at Michelangelo’s sculpture of Moses in Rome and you will notice two strange protrusions on his head: horns. Some historians credit a mistranslation of ancient texts for the common practice in the 16th and 17th century of depicting Moses with horns, but closer analysis reveals this may not be the case.

The Grand Canal

The Grand Canal of China is the World’s longest canal or artifical river with a length of 1,776 km (1,104 mi). Its history goes back as far as 500BC, when a Chinese ruler decided to start building canals to connect natural waterways.

When Soviets shot down American planes

During the Korean War (1950-1953) North Korean invaded South Korea, which was immediately helped by the United Nations (predominately US forces). Once the North was then overrun in a large counterattack, they asked other communist regimes for help.

Fibonacci’s Real Name

Fibonacci’s sequence is a series of numbers found throughout nature, often in the ordering of tree branches and flower petals.¬†Starting with 0 and 1, each number is the sum of the two numbers before it: 0, 1, 1, 2, 3, 5, 8, 13, etc. Credited with the introduction of the sequence in 1202, “Fibonacci” is a misnomer. The Italian Leonardo …