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Top ten German scholars

Posted September 14th, 2016 at 09:41 AM by Piccolo
Updated September 19th, 2016 at 10:06 AM by Piccolo

1. Willhelm Rontgen- discovered X-rays

2. Frederick the Great- Wrote a noted military treatise.

Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz- Often credited (as Newton often is) with the invention of modern calculus.

4. Goethe

5. Willhelm von Humboldt

Heinrich Hertz- Physicist whose study of waves (electromagnetic) played a factor in modern telecommunication

7. Johannes Gutenberg- Inventor of (Western
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Notes on Korea

Posted September 12th, 2016 at 01:51 PM by Piccolo

Around 1592, Toyotomi Hideyoshi invaded Korea. He (ultimately) was defeated.

Korea was said to have used some iron-clad "turtle ships" to augment it's navy.
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Notes on Wales

Posted September 8th, 2016 at 09:13 PM by Piccolo
Updated October 29th, 2016 at 06:18 PM by Piccolo

William Jones- Anglo-Welsh philologist who noted a relationship between Indo-European languages. Helped found the Asiatic society of Bengal in 1784. Started a journal called Asiatick researches.

Robert Owen- Welsh social reformer.


Owain Glyndŵr- Welsh rebel (during the reign of Henry V), who organized a rebellion against the English.

Henry Morton Stanley- Welsh...
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Notes on global geography

Posted September 6th, 2016 at 08:49 PM by Piccolo
Updated November 21st, 2016 at 03:29 PM by Piccolo


Mount Athos- mountain and peninsula in Greece.

Youghal, Ireland- A city on the coast of southern Ireland.

Seine River- A river in Il-de-France (Paris region) that goes through Paris. 37 bridges within Paris cross this river. Such as the
Pont Alexandre III (a bridge linking the Eiffel tower and some other attractions) and the Pont Neuf.

Ruhr- A river in Germany
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Reccomended books

Posted September 6th, 2016 at 08:13 PM by Piccolo
Updated September 12th, 2016 at 12:42 PM by Piccolo

Man's Search for Meaning- Viktor Frankl

The Joseph Campbell Companion

The Power of Myth (Bill Moyers interviews Joseph Campbell. Check it out on youtube).

Will Durant's "Story of Civilization".

Also, quotes sites, such as:



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