Sherlock Holmes author was member of a spiritualism organisation “The Ghost club”

Arthur Conan Doyle (1859-1930) was a brillant author and he also happened to be a « detective ». Indeed, he personnaly investigated two cases already judged. He contributed to free two innocents condamned (George Eladji and Oscar Slater). What is more estonishing is that he had an interest in mystical subjects. Indeed in 1887 he joined the Society for Psychical Research and…

The controversy on the paternity of the theory of relativity

Before talking about the famous formula’s history, it is good to understand what E=mc2 means. In physics, mass–energy equivalence is the concept that the mass of an object or system is a measure of its energy content. For instance, adding 25 kilowatt-hours (90 megajoules) of any form of energy to any object increases its mass…

The gene of curiosity leads to longevity

Curiosity is not the simple result of environmental stimulus. Just like the color of our eyes or of our hairs, curiosity is also geneticaly predetermined. The Gene DRD4-7R* predisposes us to the taste of discovery, curiosity. Although, it can be not so astonishing for many people as in our languages we have many expressions that…

Doc Holliday, the killer dentist of Far West who became a Sheriff

John Henry “Doc” Holliday (1851 – 1887) was an American dentist gambler, shooter, and famous for his friendship with Wyatt Earp. At the age of 20, Holliday earned a degree in dentistry from the Pennsylvania College of Dental Surgery. He started in Atlanta, Georgia but he was soon diagnosed with tuberculosis. He transmitted this diseaes to all his patient. By then, doctors weren’t aware of the fact…

The oldest love poem of the world

The “Love Song for Shu-Sin” a Sumerian king is the world’s oldest known love poetry (2000 BCE), it was written most probably by a bride chosen for the king. According to the Sumerian belief, it was a sacred duty for the king to marry every year a priestess instead of Inanna, the goddess of fertility and…

Walt Disney and Mickey Mouse

Walter Elias “Walt” Disney (1901 – 1966) was an American business magnate, cartoonist, animator, voice actor, and film producer. The great-grandfather of Walt Disney was a descendant of Robert d’Isigny, a French who came in England with William the Conqueror in 1066. From D’Isigny it became Disney in english. Disney passion for drawing came in 1906…