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10 Offensive Things That Once Passed For Entertainment

What’s fun for one person can be fundamentally appalling to another. In fact, history is full of leisure activities where the offended parties certainly have a point. Standards change, although the following pastimes might make you wonder if the past even had standards. From slaughtering animals on a moving trainRead More

10 Examples Of Businesses Owning Entire Governments

In today’s society, it often seems as if you cannot turn on the news without hearing about the ways in which big businesses use their deep corporate pockets and political might to influence politicians and elections. While their presence has become more prevalent, especially in the US as a resultRead More

10 Unbelievable Times Royalty Went Undercover

They walk among us! No, not aliens. Royals have a long and illustrious history of shrugging off their robes and crowns and getting stuck in with the general public. Sometimes, they did so because they had no choice or because they wanted to suss out what the “real” people thoughtRead More

10 Extraordinary Languages That Do Not Involve Speaking

The idea of a language with no speech sounds like an oxymoron at first, yet throughout the history of the world, humans have found countless surprising and innovative ways to communicate—often in complex conversations—without the use of speech as we know it. The concept itself is not as alien asRead More

10 Facts About Ancient Rome That Are Rarely Covered In School

The ancient Romans are well-known for keeping an abundance of written records about their society. Sometimes, it almost seems as though we know more about them than we do about ourselves. Of course, World History and History of Western Civilization courses and textbooks always cover the history of the Romans.Read More

10 Young People Who Defied Hitler

The Third Reich, under the dictatorship of Adolf Hitler, ruled Germany for 12 years. Their reign of terror changed the world forever. Many Germans were deceived by Hitler. In the early years, they embraced him as the savior who would pull Germany out of a long economic depression and makeRead More

10 Surprising Side Effects To Legalizing Marijuana

We’re seeing an experiment in action. Over the past few years, more and more countries and states have been legalizing marijuana, and we’re finally getting to see what effect it really has. There have been all kinds of predictions. The naysayers have been sure that legalizing pot will all butRead More

10 Strange Stories From Isaac Newton’s Descent Into Madness

At his peak, Isaac Newton had one of the most rational minds in human history. His was a brain unlike any other, one that allowed him to develop the fundamental laws of gravity and physics as well as make significant contributions to calculus, the latter of which he did inRead More

10 Little-Known Facts About The Development Of The Bikini

Given that these swimsuits are a common sight on beaches around the world, it is easy to assume that the bikini was simply invented and then slipped seamlessly into mainstream usage. But that is certainly not the case. Not only can the origins of this thoroughly modern outfit be tracedRead More

Top 10 Explosive Historical Facts And Calamities About Dynamite

Since it was patented in 1867, dynamite has seen wide-scale use as a powerful explosive and a much safer alternative than what was previously employed. Even today, dynamite is used in demolition, construction, mining, and quarrying. Despite the groundbreaking achievements its volatile forces made possible, carnage and mayhem have castRead More

10 Shocking Facts About The Rajneesh Movement

The Rajneesh movement made its way to Oregon in 1981 and was led by Bhagwan Shree Rajneesh. The religious cult made national news after engaging in immigration fraud, busing homeless people to their commune, and perpetrating the largest bioterrorism attack in US history in an attempt to overthrow local governmentRead More

10 Gruesome Nerve Agent Incidents That Will Blow Your Mind

In the 1930s, researchers were developing new insecticides. To their alarm, they discovered that two of their most effective compounds caused serious side effects for humans. They had invented the first nerve agents. Known for their torturous effects, these deadly substances spark a mixture of fear, revulsion, and a littleRead More