You probably know places described in literature that also exist in real life. Sometimes it is easy to recognize them, and sometimes discovering their true location requires investigation. Is it possible to put all these places on a map?
In this project, we invite you to study such "unscientific" items as toys. We encounter them almost every day, but they are rarely considered objects worthy of scientific research. Let us fill this gap in research!
Can poetry overcome language barriers and cross cultures? A peek into centuries of Japanese poetry introduces us to the haiku and you can compose your own.
Adults rely on maps for a lot of information. Most maps they use, however, are missing enchanted things. Things like the land of the giants, dragon gorges, and enchanted forests. Lets correct this by drawing a map of magical places from literature around the world.
This project is a first attempt to study tales on a global scale. Together we will collect tales- told and written- from cultures and authors around the world.
Are idioms a dime a dozen or are they on their way out? Are they widely used or becoming obsolete? As cultures evolve, how do idioms keep pace?
What kind(s) of dolls are made in different regions of the world? What type(s) of materials do doll-makers around the globe utilize when creating their dolls? And, why do people even make dolls?
Do you have an Achilles’ heel or keep up with the Joneses? We all use idioms with proper names. Where do they come from? How do they spread globally?
When you hear the word ‘horse’ what image comes to your mind? Perhaps you see a muscled workhorse, a winged Pegasus, a fiery stallion, or a gentle pony. Let’s see how many different meanings and images of a horse we can find in poetry worldwide.
How do streets get their names? Are street names chosen randomly or for a reason? Why is your street called what it is?
Heads? Or tails? We’ve all flipped a coin to settle a dispute, but is there really an equal chance that it will be heads or tails? Let's find out!
People like travelling, they do it a lot, as we live in a wonderful world full of different countries, beautiful cities, picturesque places, great monuments. Some travellers have visited most parts of the Globe and they can’t stop, they continue searching for something special. You are a manager of a travel agency and if you work hard, next year you will become the head of the agency. You want to have more people who will buy your tours. For that reason, you need to attract tourists including those who have been practically everywhere. What will you do to help you sell well? How will you attract travellers? Here, in this project you are going to create a virtual excursion to the most exciting parts of our Globe and be the first one among your rival agencies. Let’s see who will win and become the Head of the company!
Holidays! How we are waiting for them! Let us complete the list of holidays, not only the most popular but also unusual.
Where in the past, present or future would you like to visit? Tell us in an 30 second audio recording that you prepare and submit.