The first known author

Enheduanna is considered by historians to be the first author who is known by name.

The Steer Wrestler who made John Wayne a cowboy

Enos Edward Canutt (called Yakima) was born near Colfax, Washington, USA in 1895. At age 11 he broke in his first wild bronco and several years later he was already a sensation at rodeos all over the country. During World War 1, he broke in broncos for the French army. After the war, he got invited to Hollywood and started …


Walt Disney once attempted to collaborate on a short film with famed surrealist artist and architect Salvador Dali. The two artists collaborated in Disney’s studios for eight months in 1946 before the project was suspended.

Nigeria’s Nok Culture

The Nok culture was a civilization in Northern Nigeria which existed sometime between 1000 BCE and 300 CE. Only rediscovered in the 1920s during mining, it has been forgotten for almost 2000 years.