Before becoming the 266th pope of the Roman Catholic Church, Francis held many jobs, including working in a chemistry lab, teaching, janitorial work, and others. Perhaps the most surprising job was serving as a bouncer for a nightclub in Buenos Aires, Argentina. He worked in this capacity to earn money while he was a student.
Can You Identify the Only Three Non-Rectangular National Flags?
The United Nations recognizes 193 national flags of its member states. Each flag is unique, giving the full collection a great variety of symbols and colors. Despite all the diversity, almost all of them — 190, in fact — are the same basic rectangular shape. Only three stand out from the others and refuse to…Keep reading
How Many People Were Killed in the Gladiator Games?
When you think about gladiators, what comes to mind? Perhaps you think of movies such as Spartacus, Ben-Hur, or Gladiator. Most of us have some awareness of the fact that gladiator games existed, but we tend to think of them as a more dangerous version of boxing. Sure, men armed with weapons fought it out…Keep reading
It’s a Miracle! Wait… False Alarm
When bystanders saw the man rise from his wheelchair moments after being blessed by the Pope, they were aghast. A miracle had taken place in their midst! Or maybe not….Keep reading
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