A lesson, all right: when the government sets its mind to confiscate, no asset is safe.
"Angkor Wat is the largest religious complex in the world, covering a space of 500 acres . . ."
"How would you rank all colonial empires from the most inhumane to the most humane in its treatment of conquered peoples and why?"
A few Quora-ites discuss this gross but interesting topic.
Kinda like 17th century fake news.
For decades, economists have pointed to 17th-century tulipmania as a warning about the perils of the free market. Writers and historians have reveled in the absurdity of the event. The incident even provides the backdrop for the new film Tulip Fever, based on a novel of the same name by Deborah Moggach.
The only problem: none of these stories are true.
You probably can guess who #2, #3, and #4 are, but do you know #1?
An evergreen story: "So, the Food and Drug Administration, tasked with proving the safety and efficacy of medication, was either bought off by the drug company or failed in their due diligence."
"She loves spending time with her son and daughters," Tortorella said, adding that Cook is "as mentally sharp as ever."
That would be Joseph Lister.
800 years is kind of a long time.