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Anytime a train crashes, bad things happen. Best case scenario sees massive property damage but at least everybody survives. Worst case scenario ensures death and destruction all around. These ten trains are the deadliest of all time, and it’s our sincere wish that this list never has to be updated with ever-higher body counts.
1800 did not look one thing like 1899, thanks to incredible advancements in both technology and society. It’s odd to think about it at first, especially since photos from that century are rare, and voice recordings are even rarer. But amazing things happened over those hundred years, just about every day. Here are ten of the most news-worthy stories of the bunch.
Museums and libraries are human treasures, but they aren’t eternal. All it takes is one well-timed disaster, man-made or otherwise, and the entire thing could go up in flames. Today, we focus on the man-made disasters, those cases where people actively, and successfully, destroyed human knowledge and delayed our advancement as a species.
For the most part, ghosts tend to lurk in obscurity, content to haunt random old buildings and curse sports teams that they don’t like. Some ghosts, however, crave the spotlight a bit more, and so they take up residence in some fairly famous locales. If you visit any of these places, don’t be surprised when the wind turns violent and freezing cold.
Despite enduring the association of women with domesticity throughout much of world history, various women have nevertheless been major entrepreneurs and innovators even before the Sexual Revolution of the twentieth century. No, I am not referring to such infamous practices as the so-called “world’s oldest profession”, i.e. prostitution, as examples of female entrepreneurs and businesswomen, […]
Espionage is something just about every country takes part in, even though it’s illegal in just about every country. The United States, being the biggest superpower on Earth, is no exception. Th number of foreign spies that attempt to infiltrate America’s ranks is truly mind-boggling. Here are ten of the most famous cases.
Just because the people in charge decide a war is over, doesn’t mean every soldier knows about it. Many wars have experienced a number of bloody, violent, and fatal battles fought days, weeks, or even months after the war officially ended. This is yet one more reason that war is bad; because stupid carp like this happens far too often.
The hellfire and brimstone that dominates most people’s versions of Hell is all well and good, except such fantasies pale in comparisons to the many times we’ve put ourselves through real-life Hell since the dawn of civilization. These are times when even Satan saw what we were doing to ourselves and simply said, “Damn.”
Tanks, though formidable, are slow and more often than not, stuck to the ground, which is where you expect something that weighs 80 tonnes to stay. Of all the things a tank poses a threat to, a plane is probably at the bottom of the list, along with the sky and the benevolent face of […]
There’s a good reason the sight of a Viking longship struck fear in the hearts of coastal villagers: the Vikings were bad news for everyone. When they weren’t raiding, pillaging, and demanding tribute not to raid and pillage, Vikings even fought with each other. There are so many badass Vikings that it’s tough to narrow […]
Roman Emperor Elagabalus is probably one of the most decadent rulers in history, along with his frankly ridiculous appetite which included things like rice sprinkled with solid gold, he is also credited with creating one of the first known lotteries. However, because Elagabalus was a total ass, his prizes included things like dead dogs and […]
If the name, Ulrich von Liechtenstein, doesn’t mean anything to you, we’re sorry for the huge, Heath Ledger shaped hole in your life. For the 8 of you who haven’t watched the film we’re referring to, Ulrich von Liechtenstein is the false identity Ledger’s character assumes in the film, A Knights Tale. Here’s the thing […]
We’re all familiar with Jesus, Gandhi, and many other famous martyrs throughout history, but what of the ones who get less attention? They were just as dedicated and willing to die for their cause as any of the others, and they deserve a proper tribute as well. It is our goal now to give them one.
For at least the past few thousand years, laws have been written and enforced, in the name of order and civility. here are some of the earliest that we know of, from all arund the world.
As summer winds down and many of us return to school whether it be as teachers or as students, let us reflect once more on the top ten most important world news stories of the past month. August was another doozey in terms of events of likely lasting historical significance. Indeed, some events from our […]