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The Fascinating Origins Of Hand Gestures (10 pictures)

Gestures are a form of nonverbal communication in which visible bodily actions are used to communicate important messages, either in place of speech or together and in parallel with spoken words. They are culture-specific and can convey very different meanings in different social or cultural settings.

Certainly most of these gestures you use every day. Check out what they mean!

Maps of vast Empires that no longer exist

Every imperial project, no matter how great, eventually meets its downfall. In fact, you may be reading this in a country that was once part of a now-vanished international superpower. Here are maps that reveal the rise and fall of the world’s most ambitious empires.


  Interior view of “Yuchang” earth buildings located in Xiayang town, Yongding county, in east China’s Fujian Province.(Reuters/Kin Cheung)