Let’s have a look at authors whose creations were influential outside of their literary traditions - specifically, at the
Have you ever wondered whether a penguin is a bird, or whether a tomato is a fruit or a vegetable? Here you'll find a collection of answers to peculiar questions.
Learn new and unfamiliar words which you probably won’t need in everyday conversation or writing, but which are fun, interesting, and unusual.
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The word earth dates back to Old English, and its earliest meanings haven’t changed much over the course of centuries; earth