By 900 A.D., the Mayan culture began to decline. It is not entirely clear as to why, however, many historians believe that war broke out between different members of royal families. This civil war made farming difficult, and as a result, many people died from hunger and disease. By the late 900s A.D., almost all signs of this once great civilization were gone.
The ingenuities we practive in order to appear admirable to ourselves would suffice to invent the telephone twice over on a rainy summer morning.
The phrase ''it''s raining cats and dogs'' came from the fact that pets often hid in the roof of medieval homes to stay warm. During rainstorms they would sometimes slip off.