Literature

Gadsby

Gadsby: Fifty thousand words without an ‘e’

Published on June 21st, 2018 | by What's What Team

There are very, very few words in the English language where vowels aren’t used. And ‘e’ is the most commonly used letter in the English language. There are 22 ‘e’s in the previous two sentences alone! Then, ... Read More


Health

Hyperthymesia

Hyperthymesia: A disorder one can’t forget

Published on June 18th, 2018 | by What's What Team

Neurological disorders occur when the brain, spinal cord or other nerves of our body fail to function properly. Hyperthymesia is one of them. Also known as piking, hyperthymesia is a neurological disorder which leads to Highly Superior Autobiographical Memory ... Read More


Films

computer-animated

World’s first fully computer-animated feature film

Published on June 15th, 2018 | by What's What Team

22 November 1995 remains an important date in world cinema – a day that changed the world of cinema forever: Pixar Animation Studios released the first-ever fully computer-animated feature film, Toy Story. The main plot of Toy ... Read More


India

U Kiang Nongbah

Unsung heroes of India: U Kiang Nongbah

Published on June 14th, 2018 | by What's What Team

The Jaintia Kingdom was an empire that ruled for around three centuries, in present-day Bangladesh and northeast India. The kingdom fell into British hands in the year 1835. King Rajendra Singh, their last ruler, was now ... Read More


World

Sir Edmund Hillary

Edmund Hillary and the Three Poles Challenge

Published on January 11th, 2018 | by What's What Team

We all know of Sir Edmund Hillary of New Zealand as one of the first two to climb the world’s highest summit, Mt Everest. He also had another feather on his cap: He was the first ... Read More


World

Vinicunca

Vinicunca: The Rainbow Mountain

Published on December 7th, 2017 | by What's What Team

A four-hour journey from Cusco city in Peru, and along the Peruvian Andes, brings you to a region with colourful mountains – some coloured in brick-red, some in lavender, some in greenish-blue. This is due to ... Read More


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