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A Brief History In William Shakespeare’s play Romeo and Juliet (written in the 1590s), the titular character Juliet asks, “What’s in a name?”  We answer, “Much is in a name”.  Although it is for the same entity that we refer from both “Cannabis” and “Marijuana”, we are in a dilemma which one to use (and which one is offensive). Most people are not even aware of the reason why ‘Marijuana’ is an offensive word. Being in a time when more and more countries are making it legal for even recreational use, it is high time to know the history of…

A Brief History In the 21st century, online gambling has become a seamless and multi-dimensional pastime for gaming enthusiasts all over the world. The internet opened up the gambling world to a whole new market, one which granted it access to large numbers of players from all four corners of the globe. During the time of the evolution there have been a number of implementations to the online gambling scene that have carried the industry to its current state. Digging Deeper Let us start at the beginning: The 90s In order to fully understand the evolution of online gambling its…

A Brief History In Argentina, during the “Dirty War” (1974-1983) people involved in opposition to the government were kidnapped and killed, those victims referred to as “the disappeared” (desaparecidos).  Live babies cut from the wombs of pregnant women murdered for their babies were called “Children of the Disappeared,” and given over to adoption for families of reliable political supporters of the government.  Today we list 10 ways of killing someone in order to send a message or make a point that have a specific name or nickname for the killing or mutilation involved. Digging Deeper 1.  Sicilian Necktie. (AKA Columbian Necktie, Peruvian…

A Brief History On an unknown date in 324 BC, the Macedonian (Greek) King Alexander the Great arranged about 80 weddings in the Persian city of Susa between the daughters of Persian nobles and Greeks of high office.  An astute judge of culture, Alexander regularly acknowledged a conquered people’s customs and culture and attempted to show respect and acceptance for their ways in order to better incorporate the new lands into his empire.  Of course, Alexander also meant to further Greek culture into conquered lands as well. Digging Deeper Alexander had already married Roxana (aka Roxanne or Roxanna) the beautiful…

A Brief History On an unknown date in 495 BC, one of the greatest  Athenian heroes of their “Golden Age” was born, Pericles, the man that came to be known as “The First Citizen of Athens.”  So important and influential was Pericles that his time as leader of Athens is called “The Age of Pericles” (461-429 BC). Digging Deeper Like many truly great men, Pericles was multi-dimensional, and served as a military general, statesman, and orator, as well as being a great patron of the arts and education.  A strong advocate of democracy, Pericles is responsible for most of the…