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  • 10 Brilliant Black Women You Didn’t Learn About In Black History Month

    Schools in the United States have set aside the month of February to teach history as it relates specifically to African Americans, their impact on sociopolitical events, and their contributions to society as a whole. Every kid who grew up in America knows of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., but there were thousands of amazing […] More

  • 10 Brilliant Black Women You Didn’t Learn About In Black History Month

    Schools in the United States have set aside the month of February to teach history as it relates specifically to African Americans, their impact on sociopolitical events, and their contributions to society as a whole. Every kid who grew up in America knows of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., but there were thousands of amazing […] More

  • 10 Ridiculous Gentleman’s Duels Fought Over Nothing

    Dueling was supposed to be the last resort when it came to settling matters of honor. Gentlemen were supposed to try to resolve their differences peacefully, but sometimes it seemed that a gentleman and his second must do what a gentleman and his second must do. In the 17th and 18th centuries, a code of […] More

  • 10 Ridiculous Gentleman’s Duels Fought Over Nothing

    Dueling was supposed to be the last resort when it came to settling matters of honor. Gentlemen were supposed to try to resolve their differences peacefully, but sometimes it seemed that a gentleman and his second must do what a gentleman and his second must do. In the 17th and 18th centuries, a code of […] More

  • 10 Ordinary Domestic Things Our Ancestors Did That Killed Them

    People from the 19th and early 20th centuries were fascinating, to say the least. Inspired by the Industrial Revolution and groundbreaking scientific discoveries, the average householder developed an interest in inventions, “improving” their lives by using cutting-edge (untested) science and technology in every aspect of their social and domestic lives. Unfortunately, their enthusiasm often ran […] More

  • 10 Ordinary Domestic Things Our Ancestors Did That Killed Them

    People from the 19th and early 20th centuries were fascinating, to say the least. Inspired by the Industrial Revolution and groundbreaking scientific discoveries, the average householder developed an interest in inventions, “improving” their lives by using cutting-edge (untested) science and technology in every aspect of their social and domestic lives. Unfortunately, their enthusiasm often ran […] More

  • 10 Gruesome And Shocking Facts About Victorian Surgery

    We really don’t realize how lucky we are until we take a look back at the medical history books and recognize that most surgical practices during the Victorian era (1837–1901) were basically medieval. Between the 1840s and the mid-1890s, there were some radical changes in the operating room which went on to become a surgical […] More

  • 10 Surprisingly Awesome Things From History That We Somehow Lost

    We consider the modern times to be advanced in every way. However, we forget that a lot of very awesome things have been discovered or invented that were, for one reason or another, lost to the winds of time. Some of them weren’t just good for their own time. They also rival anything we have […] More

  • 10 Brilliant And Brutal Methods Of Ancient Psychological Warfare

    Warfare has been around for a very long time. As ancient mass graves have shown us, interactions between various groups of human beings haven’t always been peachy—if anything, they’ve often been nothing shy of horrific. And sometimes, horrific is actually the point of some forms of warfare, tactics intended to intimidate and scare the other […] More

  • Top 10 New Finds Involving Ancient Weapons

    Ancient weapons may have been forged from wood, stone, and lower-grade metal, but they were all deadly. Recent discoveries unearthed rare swords and spear points but also unusual facts. From fierce Vikings who did not use their swords to clumsy-looking paddles designed to crush skulls, unexpected uses are coming to light. Researchers also look to […] More

  • 10 Historic Prisons From Spherical The World

    Often, a jail should not be a spot you’d must go to, and positively not a vacationer attraction. Nevertheless some historic prisons everywhere in the world have become well-known landmarks and are even considered a must-see sights. Proper right here’s a list of ten historic and Infamous prisons which can be open to most people. 1. […] More

  • 10 Of Human History’s Most Atrocious Plagues

    The entire span of human history has been an arms race of survival adaptations against diseases which seem to be out to completely destroy us, both as individual organisms and as a collective species. Every time we come up with a new technique to combat various communicable diseases, the pathogens responsible change and mutate, becoming […] More

  • 10 Of Human History’s Most Atrocious Plagues

    The entire span of human history has been an arms race of survival adaptations against diseases which seem to be out to completely destroy us, both as individual organisms and as a collective species. Every time we come up with a new technique to combat various communicable diseases, the pathogens responsible change and mutate, becoming […] More

  • 10 Bloody Wars And Intrigues From The Ptolemaic Dynasty

    The Ptolemaic Kingdom is an interesting part of history. Its rise and fall were bookended by the deaths of two of the most famous figures of ancient history: Alexander the Great and Cleopatra. The Ptolemies were very protective of their lineage. They were Greek rulers in Egypt. They often married siblings to maintain the bloodline. […] More

  • 10 Bloody Wars And Intrigues From The Ptolemaic Dynasty

    The Ptolemaic Kingdom is an interesting part of history. Its rise and fall were bookended by the deaths of two of the most famous figures of ancient history: Alexander the Great and Cleopatra. The Ptolemies were very protective of their lineage. They were Greek rulers in Egypt. They often married siblings to maintain the bloodline. […] More

  • 10 Moments In The History Of Witch Trials

    Witch hunts and the ensuing witch trials, be they for political or religious reasons, have always been truly dark and nightmarish things. Throughout the history of the world, innocent people, overwhelmingly women, have been interrogated, punished, tortured, raped, and even murdered, all under the presumption that they practiced some sort of occult sorcery, or witchcraft. […] More