• Benjamin Franklin

    Benjamin Franklin was a famous statesman in the newly formed United States Of America, as well as scientist, author and inventor of the franklin stove. He paved the way for the newly formed USA to grow. Benjamin Franklin was a veracious reader for his entire life, and enjoyed reading many fascinating books. At the young … Continue reading Benjamin Franklin

  • Leonardo Da Vinci: Part 1

    Leonardo Da Vinci was a famous painter and renaissance man, creating the fabulous work of art known as the Mona Lisa, one of the most famous paintings and best paintings in the world. Leonardo was also an amazing sculptor, scientist and inventor, who invented many inventions that were way ahead of his time. He is … Continue reading Leonardo Da Vinci: Part 1

  • Sam Zemmuray and the History of the Banana Trade

    Sam Zemmuray, also known as Sam the Banana Man, was the ruler of the banana industry for decades. Zemmuray’s parents were poor farmers in Russia before Zemmuray made his way to Central America. He was no joke though, standing at over six feet high and made of only skin and bone. A good businessman, but … Continue reading Sam Zemmuray and the History of the Banana Trade

  • History Of Slavery In The New World

    From the sixteenth century to the nineteenth century, in the new settlement of Jamestown, many of the colonists in the New World were living in prosperity for the first time. Many people in the New World had seized opportunities in farming and agriculture. The leading prospect being tobacco farming, which was starting to get big. … Continue reading History Of Slavery In The New World

  • Marco Polo

    The exact time of Marco Polo’s birth is unknown, but we currently know that it was sometime around 1254 in Venice. His father, Niccolo Polo, was a wealthy merchant who had left Marco’s pregnant mother to go and travel Asia and find opportunity with his brother, Maffeo Polo. Marco Polo’s mother died soon after having … Continue reading Marco Polo

  • The Howler Monkeys

    Costa Rican howler monkeys are the loudest land mammals on earth, making a sound that could commonly be mistaken with the sound of a werewolf howling. They are among the biggest species of New World monkeys in the world, ranging from 16 – 28 inches (40 – 70 cm) not including its tail; although the … Continue reading The Howler Monkeys

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