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There is a lot to learn from the achievements and failures of those who came before us. As Sir Isaac Newton said, If I have seen further, it is by standing on the shoulders of giants. The BLACK in our palette is our conscious effort to look back and reflect on people and events that contributed to the world as we currently know it.

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Napoleon Bonaparte: 3 Interesting Facts

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Napoleon Bonaparte: 3 Interesting Facts

There were so many things I wanted to highlight about Napoleon Bonaparte, but I’m sticking to my 3 Facts format for simplicity.

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Mark Twain on Education

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Mark Twain on Education

“I’ve never let school interfere with my education.” – Mark Twain

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Monsters of the World: Kumiho of Korea

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Monsters of the World: Kumiho of Korea

The Kumiho (구미호) is a nine-tailed fox with shapeshifting abilities, who appears in Korean folklore.

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Nikola Tesla: 3 Interesting Facts

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Nikola Tesla: 3 Interesting Facts

160 years ago today, in 1856, an eccentric and amazing genius was born. Here, illustrated, are three interesting things about Nikola Tesla.

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Monsters of the World: Ala of Bulgaria

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Monsters of the World: Ala of Bulgaria

The Ala is a demon from Bulgarian mythology that is described in folklore in various ways: wind-like, indistinct, human-like, raven-like, dragon-like, etc.

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Nicolaus Copernicus: 3 Interesting Facts

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Nicolaus Copernicus: 3 Interesting Facts

Three Interesting Facts about Nicolaus Copernicus, illustrated.

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Monsters of the World: Dullahan of Ireland

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Monsters of the World: Dullahan of Ireland

Our new monster is the Dullahan, a headless horseman, or woman, who is said to be the inspiration for the headless horseman in The Legend of Sleepy Hollow.

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Galileo Galilei: 3 Interesting Facts

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Galileo Galilei: 3 Interesting Facts

Three interesting facts about Galileo Galilei, illustrated.

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Monsters of the World: Jenny Greenteeth of England

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Monsters of the World: Jenny Greenteeth of England

Jenny Greenteeth is English folklore’s version of the river hag, who pulls victims in water and drowns them!

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Postcards from Toys

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Postcards from Toys

Our toys are traveling the world and sending postcards about their trip!

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