Week In Review
Week in Review: November 22, 2020
Have You Ever Wondered...?
At Britannica we answer lots of interesting questions, and here are just a few.Was Napoleon short?
English cartoonists of the day often portrayed him as vertically challenged. Were they right?What did Cleopatra look like?
Discover if media depictions of her as the ravishingly seductive proto-femme fatale are accurate.Did Marie Antoinette really say “Let them eat cake”?
We take a closer look at one of the most famous quotes in history.What have we left on the Moon?
Litterbugs aren’t just on Earth.Who were the Assassins?
Outlandish tales about a sect known as the Assassins were a staple of European lore about the Middle Ages. But were they true?Why is marijuana illegal in the U.S.?
The short answer is racism.
Everybody Loves Dinosaurs
From the earliest fossil discoveries in the 19th century to the latest installment in the Jurassic Park franchise, dinosaurs have been a source of fascination for people around the world. Scientific understanding of these creatures—and the events that may have led to their extinction—has advanced dramatically in the space of a generation.