Category: Did you know…

Sinking Buildings: a curse or consequence?

Dear Reader, Mexico City could have an entire collection of strange facts and curiosities. Here is one. Sinking buildings are a curious phenomenon occurring in Mexico City affecting mainly Hispanic churches. The ground is slowly giving up as most of these buildings were erected on an already built […]

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that Pijama is a Persian word? Dear Reader, Discovering origins can really surprise us, just like when the Romans invented the bikini or else they took and made it famous (we Italians are known for taking existing inventions and improve them, like coffee, pizza and pasta, no argument on […]

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… Paradise is a Persian word? Dear Reader, Paradise is Persian. An old Persian word that comes from an Old Iranian *pardis- “walled enclosure”. By around the sixth century though, Persians started to associate the idea of Paradise with cooling and refreshing gardens due to the obvious high summer […]

9 Things you didn’t know about Reno

Dear Reader, Most people know that Reno, Las Vegas‘ little brother, was once the gambling capital of the United States until late 60’s. Most people from the 80’s will also know that the super fun movie Sister Act was filmed here… And finally, I think most people will […]