American settlers in the 1800s had a lot of stuff to carry west. They had to pack enough for months on the road. Flour, sugar, dried meat, and sundry supplies weighed their wagons down. To move all ...

Tyrian purple is the color of kings. There was a time that wearing purple was forbidden by law, unless you were royalty. It was as much a symbol of elevated status as a crown on the head of a ...

Not all beggars are poor. Massu in India hires a taxi to his begging spot, dons his ragged clothes, and works hard for eight hours. Afterwards, he changes again and hires a taxi home. He also owns ...

Old cemeteries give the lie to our deepest desires. The names become worn, and when enough generations have come and gone, the story behind the monuments is forgotten, never to be brought to mind ...

Sparrows are small birds, with wingspans about the size of an opened hand, and short, stubby beaks. They are certainly the most familiar of wild birds, because they nest where humanity lives. If we ...

A truck and a trailer are two completely different things. Obviously. Yet, we mate them together to create something better than we had before. Here are some examples: We create a tractor-trailer ...
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