The Manhattan Project was the crash government project, which occurred from 1942 – 1946, whose purpose was to develop a nuclear bomb. It succeeded on 16 July 1945 at the Trinity Test in New Mexico and went on to produce the two atomic bombs which leveled the Japanese cities of Hiroshima and Nagasaki during WWII. Read more about it.
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This post talks about the Easter Island – an isolated but famous island in the Pacific Ocean. This island has been famous for its giant stone statues called moai. This post describes when the island was discovered and who discovered it, the civilization, how the civilization collapsed, and the mysteries stories behind the two gigantic head statues.
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The origin and history of chess is still an open debate. While the main contender for this question is China , many say that it originated in India . Most scholars agree that chess originated in India in the sixth century as “chaturanga”, a military-style strategy game.
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