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10 Amazing Women Who Led Rebellions

11 Nov

10 Amazing Women Who Led Rebellions

 “Male revolutionaries such as Che Guevara have gone down as heroes for leading rebellions against “the Man.” But forgotten by history are the women who took on far greater powers than Fulgencio Batista. Throughout the ages, women have led rebellions and revolutions which took on the might of the Roman Empire and the vast wealth of the British East India Company.”

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From Cheddar Cheese to Lyme Disease: 26 Things Named After Places

8 Jul
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havana’s life (Photo credit: Giulia Barbero)

From Cheddar Cheese to Lyme Disease: 26 Things Named After Places

You know the names. You might not know where they came from.
Things named for places — Some are obvious, some not so much. Here are a few more that I know:
Jodpur (pants) — India
Madras (fabric/print) – Spain
Cordovan (color) – Spain
Cashmere — Cashmir/Kashmir
Habanero – Havana
Manila (paper/color) – Phillipines….. Add yours!
Read the full text here: http://www.mentalfloss.com/blogs/archives/122385#ixzz204uHKpn1
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