How Did Crassus Become So Wealthy?

English-speakers have perhaps heard the saying "as rich as Crassus." That's referring to this ancient Roman aristocrat. But how did he get his wealth?

The Amazing Life of the Man who Created Pinyin

You probably have not heard of Zhou Youguang. Which is a pity, because he led a pretty interesting life!

You Probably Didn't Know About The First European Settlement In The Americas

It was founded by Columbus, in what is today Haiti. Those first colonists had a hard time of it, though. They did not last even a year.

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