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The History Of Blakeley Park

WORLD HISTORY | November 15, 2019

The last major battle of the Civil War in the United States was fought in what was once known as the town of Blakeley named after Josiah Blakeley. In the 1820s, there were over 4,000 peo...

The 1902 Eruption Of Mount Pelee

WORLD HISTORY | November 14, 2019

In May 1902, the town of St. Pierre was beset with a plague of biblical proportions. Hundreds of ants, giant centipedes, and snakes, including deadly pit vipers up to two meters in l...

Captain William Kidd And The Legend Of The Lost Treasure

WORLD HISTORY | November 13, 2019

Captain William Kidd was hanged for his crimes and his body left to rot in a cage for three years as a warning to other pirates. He was one of history’s most n...

How Harry Houdini Debunked Fake Mediums And Got Cursed To Death In The Process

ENTERTAINMENT | November 12, 2019

The famous magician Harry Houdini is known for his escapes that defied logic, but he also happened to be one of the most strident skeptic...

If Walls Could Speak

CULTURE | November 11, 2019

Walls have been built and used throughout history for various reasons. Usually, walls are built to either keep people in or keep people out or a combination of both. Sometimes it is just a form...

Leonardo Da Vinci's Incredible Inventions

CULTURE | November 10, 2019

Multi-barrelled gun, sketch by Leonardo da Vinci. Source: (Photo by SSPL/Getty Images) Leonardo da Vinci (1452-1519), is the penultimate “Renaissance Man.” Known best for his ...

Forecasting the Future With the Oracle Of Delphi

CULTURE | November 9, 2019

Consulting the Delphic Oracle. Source: (Universal History Archive/Getty Images) The most important religious site in Ancient Greece was the Temple of Apollo at Delphi. ...

The Most Unique And Unusual Hotels

ENTERTAINMENT | November 8, 2019

Many places around the world entertain their guests by providing the most unique hotels that they can imagine. What an extraordinary hotel this is! The Muraka is an underwater exp...

The Legend Of Bloody Mary

CULTURE | November 7, 2019

From urban legend to horror movie trope, the Legend of Bloody Mary has been terrifying teenagers for years. But is any of it real? With most legends, there is at least some element of trut...

Love After Death: The Story Of Carl Tanzler And Maria Elena Milagro de Hoyos

CULTURE | November 6, 2019

Traditional wedding vows usually contain phrases such as “until death do us part” or “as long as we both shall live,” but for a deranged do...

How Designs Have Changed Throughout History

CULTURE | November 5, 2019

Ever thought about becoming an interior designer? Looking back in time, some of the designs that we consider to be antique designs are still used today to purposely create ...

What Made Alexander The Great So Great?

WORLD HISTORY | November 4, 2019

Alexander the Great often features on lists detailing the most impactful figures in world history. Most people understand Alexander as a Greek conqueror who subdued the Persia...

Beware the Red Baron, Imperial Germany's World War I Flying Ace

WARS | November 3, 2019

A modern replica of a World War I-era German Fokker Dr.1 triplane (left) engages a British Avro 504K replica at an airshow near Rhinebeck, New York, July 1...

The Source Of The Nile

WORLD HISTORY | November 2, 2019

To Europeans of the 19th century, one of the great puzzles was over where the great Nile River, the longest river in the world at over 4,000 miles, began. This puzzle was solved in the mid-nin...

The Mysterious Moving Chase Coffins

CULTURE | November 1, 2019

Moving coffins? Is that really possible? Fact or Fiction?There are some very wild tales that float around. People love to tell ghost stories, especially during the Halloween sea...

The Mystery Of The Gurdon Ghost Light

CULTURE | October 31, 2019

About the only thing people can agree on regarding the Gurdon Ghost Light is that it actually exists. Not only has it been seen and photographed by numerous tourists, but it als...

The Hotel Monteleone Of The New Orleans French Quarter

CULTURE | October 30, 2019

Often hailed as the most haunted city in the United States, New Orleans is home to a number of locations reputed to house the undead. Among those locations is t...

The History Of Cancer And Treatments

WORLD HISTORY | October 29, 2019

Everywhere you turn, there is talk about cancer. Cancer is the most dreaded disease in all of history.Like the common cold that no one can find a cure for, such as the case with ...

The Way Of Ancient Sparta

CULTURE | October 28, 2019

Greek hoplite reenactment. Source: (Photo by DeAgostini/Getty Images) When most people think of the historic Spartans, they think of Frank Miller’s 300 in which bare-chested Spartans hold off...

Rolls And Royce

CULTURE | October 27, 2019

Charles Rolls, c1905. Source: (National Motor Museum/Heritage Images/Getty Images) Rolls set up a business selling French and Belgian cars before going into partnership with Henry Royce, forming the mo...

His Name Was Popov, Dusko Popov

CULTURE | October 26, 2019

James Bond, the protagonist and titular character of Ian Fleming’s popular spy series, is possibly the most well-known fictional spy in existence. However, a closer look at a former a...

Unraveling the Mystery Of The Lost Roanoke Colony

WORLD HISTORY | October 25, 2019

One of America’s oldest and most renowned unsolved mysteries centers around the disappearance of the Roanoke Colony in 1590. Throughout the years, the mystery has se...

The 1859 Carrington Event

WORLD HISTORY | October 24, 2019

There is no denying that the ability of the Earth to sustain life is dependent on the sun - without it, the Earth would be nothing but a frozen rock. However, the sun also has the ability t...

Coffee Break – The History Of Caffeine

CULTURE | October 23, 2019

Coffee is something some people depend on these days to help them start their day while others simply enjoy sitting down with a good cup of “Joe.” Where did coffee actually c...

Who Were The Samurai?

CULTURE | October 22, 2019

Source: (The Print Collector/Print Collector/Getty Images) The samurai of premodern Japan is one of history’s most famous warrior castes. Their strict adherence to a martial code, their renowned...

David Douglas, The Overzealous Botanist

CULTURE | October 21, 2019

Douglas Fir in Quinault Forest Olympic National Park Washington USA. Source: (Avalon/Universal Images Group via Getty Images) Botany, the study of plants, may seem like a dull s...

Why Medieval Serfs Had More Vacation Time Than You Do Today

CULTURE | October 20, 2019

Modern technology and social changes have, generally speaking, made the world a better place. Medical advances such as antibiotics, inoculation, preventativ...

When Sharks Became Dangerous: The Jersey Shore Attacks of 1916

WORLD HISTORY | October 19, 2019

Shark. Source: (Education Images/Universal Images Group via Getty Images) It is hard to imagine a time when sharks were not considered dangerous, but a li...

The Lake Poets And The Romantic Era

CULTURE | October 18, 2019

Three poets had something in common who met and joined up together. Because of their comradery and combined works, they were called the Lake Poets. William WordsworthBorn in 1770,...

Friends, Romans, Countrymen: The Relationships Of Mark Antony

CULTURE | October 17, 2019

Fans of Shakespeare may remember the character of Mark Antony from The Tragedy of Julius Caesar. He’s the one whose loaded speech incites the crowd to tu...

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