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Hyperion, the Tallest Tree in the World

What is the tallest tree in the world? Before 2006, the Sequoia sempervirens or also known as the California Redwood was considered as the tallest tree in the World. Its height is at 369 feet or at 112.471 meters. Because of this, it was given the name “Stratosphere Giant”. As a point of comparison, the

Tragic Story of Japanese-American Internment during WW2

Following the Japanese bombing on Pearl Harbor of the United States of America on December 7, 1941, the Japanese-Americans were considered a national security threat especially on the west coast. In February 1942, President Franklin D. Roosevelt ordered the relocation of Japanese Americans to internment camps, which saw them a terrifying experience. This began with

Rice Paddy Art: Agricultural Masterpiece

The tanbo art, or rice paddy art phenomenon began in 1993 in Inakadate, Aomori, Japan. Faced with trying economic conditions, the village residents decided to create a rice field behind the town hall, in order to honor the town’s history and culture. However, this would not be an average rice field. The villagers set about

Baiae: The City Under the Sea

Baie was once a great and popular coastal city in the Roman Empire that drew the likes of Nero, Caligula and even the famous Julius Cesar. This ancient city, located on the Northwest side of the Gulf of Naples was liked by the wealthy and powerful not only due to its location and therapeutic mineral

Golden Statue of Mao Zedong Built in a Remote Village in Central China

The achievement of Mao Zedong as the founding father of the People Republic of China is notably great, but he was also a controversial figure. Through his Marxist-Leninist theories, his military strategies and stringent communist ideas, over 45 million people were left dead in one of the greatest catastrophic famine in the history of China.