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metric system

Who invented the metric system?

If you’re a scientist, a student or a citizen of any country in the world except for the United States, Myanmar or Liberia, there’s no avoiding the ...
Marie-Antoinette

Did Marie-Antoinette really say “Let them eat cake”?

It’s one of the most famous quotes in history. At some point around 1789, when being told that her French subjects had no bread, Marie-Antoinette ...