You Speak Like a Viking! 10 Everyday Words in English with Old Norse Origins

VikingsHelgaStillDid you know that many words we use today such as “husband,” “happy,” and “egg” are of Old Norse origin? No? Well, this isn’t surprising, as in the minds of many people the Vikings were nothing but a bunch of brutal savages. But they were more sophisticated than most people tend to believe. Their rich and powerful Old Norse language provides clear proof….READ MORE

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The 15 Most Captivating Video Game Storylines Ever

the-last-of-us-movie-officially-confirmed-at-comic-con-7522bd70-e72f-4b5b-b9a4-a52ea6afa559jpeg-57aaab_1280wA few decades ago, your average gamer could play Pac-Man and Space Invaders for hours without complaining. However, as video games have grown more sophisticated and become one of the most popular forms of entertainment on the planet, gameplay alone can no longer satisfy the demands of millions of gamers worldwide. They want better graphics, better challenges …and better stories. Here, we present 15 captivating video game storylines that will keep any player immersed in their virtual world….READ MORE

The Greatest Runner You Have Never Heard Of: The Other Famous Greek Leonidas

anicent-olympics-gamesThanks to Zack Snyder’s 2007 fantasy historical film,  300, the Battle of Thermopylae has become one of the most famous battles in history, while the name Leonidas is now synonymous with the legendary Spartan king who led his 300 men against hundreds of thousands of Persians. What if we told you that the most celebrated Olympian of antiquity was also a Leonidas? And that way before Michael Phelps became the most decorated gold medalist in Olympic history, there was Leonidas of Rhodes….READ MORE

Imagination Station: The World Maker Faire

maxresdefaultPart science fair, part county fair, and part something entirely new, Maker Faire is an all-ages gathering of tech enthusiasts, crafters, educators, tinkerers, hobbyists, engineers, science clubs, authors, artists, students and commercial exhibitors. All of these people come to Maker Faire to show what they have made and to share what they have learned.”

An annual event developed by Make magazine and touted as the “Greatest Show (and Tell) on Earth”, the World Maker Faire is a family-oriented festival of invention, creativity and resourcefulness….READ MORE

Can You Imagine a Taxation System Where the Wealthy Competed to Pay the Highest Taxes? It Really Happened!

agoranew_1Ancient Greek civilization flourished from around 776 to 30 BC. This long period of economic, cultural, and political domination didn’t just happen coincidentally, a lot of factors contributed to it. The ancient Greek economy—despite remaining somewhat of an enigma to this day—was definitely one of the main elements that played a crucial role in the country’s expansion and influence around the world….READ MORE