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We all love history and here are a host of history lists to prove it. Get you history knowledge in the form of top 10 lists, it is easier on the stomach.




We are nearing the halfway point of 2013 and what a year it has already been!  For some, May has been frighteningly traumatic due to deadly tornadoes and the conviction of Former Guatemalan dictator Efrain Rios Montt of the genocide of more than 1,700 indigenous Ixil Mayans during his 1982-1983 rule in the first time…

This article covers some of the most appalling tortures and executions that notable historic women have ever suffered. Some of whom may be familiar to you, while others perhaps less so. One thing they all have in common though, is that their suffering was horrific and painful. 10. Martina This Byzantine empress-consort was the second…

Our beloved blue planet gets pelted with debris from space all the time but, since most of it burns up or break apart in the atmosphere, it’s usually not a problem. Even when one does make it to the ground, they are rarely much larger than a small rock, minimizing the damage they’re capable of…

Abraham Lincoln is one of the most well-known politicians in history, and arguably the most popular President in the history of the United States. However, his history has been incredibly distorted by many with an agenda, some positive and some negative. Below are ten interesting facts about Abraham Lincoln; some clear up common misunderstandings, others…

Native American culture is alive and well these days. It thrives in its own traditions, merits and creative output. The Powwow is a social gathering that combines all these aspects and more into one cohesive moment that lasts well into the memories of those that attend. This list here is what I consider to be…

Up to around 1950, radio announcers on the BBC, if they were on the radio after 8PM, were required to wear dinner jackets as part of their uniform. April 18th, 1930 is known in BBC history as “The Day There Was No News” as, for whatever reason, there was no news of any kind to…

If a Roman gladiator kicked enough ass in the coliseum he would be presented with “The Rudis” a small wooden dagger that granted him his freedom. A gladiator known as Flamma (AKA, The Flame) won this favour 4 times for rage murdering any one who stepped in front of him. Each time he was given…

While adultery is never good or acceptable, it’s somehow even worse when somebody in the public eye does it. It exposes so-called role models for the shams they truly are, can damage or destroy careers and, in some extreme cases, topple whole governments. There is no way, in any of these instances, that the benefits…

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