The First Barbary War was a conflict between the United States and states of modern-day North Africa. American merchant ships had been attacked and the United States blamed it on the Eyalet of Tripolitania. One of the greatest victories was the Battle of Derna, where American forces of about 500 men defeated troops of aboutContinue reading “Fun Fact: American Glory During the Battle of Derna”
The scientific name of the tomato plant is lycopersicum which comes from the Latin words for “wolf” and “peach.”
While Saint George was a popular saint in English culture for centuries, it was until the reign of the German-born King George I of Great Britain when it became a popular name amongst the commoners to name their children.
Traditionally, the term caviar only refers to the fish eggs of sturgeon fish in the Caspian Sea and Black Sea. But it has also referred to commonly to other species of sturgeon and other types of fish’s eggs as well.
Tennis balls (slowly) lose their ability to bounce as soon as its packaging can is opened.