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The United States government was built by the founders with many, many layers in order to ensure a better union. By having so many checks and balances and separation of powers, anyone who tried to pull a hostile takeover of the government, or turn it into something less democratic, would find an incredible amount of…

Two of the biggest holidays of the year are Halloween and Christmas. Halloween is normally a one-night event with kids going out trick-or-treating, followed by adults dressing up in their own costumes and going to a club or a party. Christmas, on the other hand, is a bit longer of a celebration with most people…

The United States Secret Service was founded in 1865 and its initial mission was to combat the growth in counterfeit currency. Soon their mission expanded to protection of the Presidents and Vice Presidents and their families, and with its expansion the agency became more sophisticated. In order to better protect the President, Secret Service agents…

Will humans ever be able to live on Mars? That’s the big question that a lot of people wonder about. Nicknamed the Red Planet because of its bright rust color, it is the fourth planet from the sun and Earth’s neighbor. Despite being much colder than Earth with an average temperature of around -80 degrees…

If you want to explore an incredibly creepy and bizarre location, Mexico’s Island of the Dolls is definitely the place to go. Located in the Xochimilco canals, approximately 28 kilometers south of Mexico City, the island is entirely full of dolls – thousands of them – hanging from trees and wires. From the sad legend…

How much money would it take to make you ditch social media completely for a week? A month? A year? What sum of money will you find to be persuasive enough to delete all your accounts? You may think that this is a ridiculous question and, of course, you won`t have any kind of “social media withdrawal”,…

Coffee is one of the most widespread and popular drinks in the world, but what do you really know about the black beverage? Read up, and impress with your knowledge over the next cup of coffee with you friends or colleagues! First described by a Swedish botanist Although coffee is a tropical plant, the genus Coffea was…

Barcelona is one of most popular holiday resorts in Europe. No wonder about that. With a relaxed and laid-back culture, an outstanding cuisine and a breathtakingly beautiful location with the Mediterranean Sea in the East and the Serra de Collserola mountain range in the West, you could hardly ask for more. But Barcelona offers so much more: a…

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