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David Bowie was a man who lived a life filled to the brim with adventure, mystery, and hair-spray. During his time here on Earth, the Starman accomplished more in a decade of his career than most could in five lifetimes. For this reason, even fans of Bowie aren’t aware of the full scope of the…

The season one Big Bad of the ongoing blockbuster series known as America’s Endless War on Terror, Osama Bin Laden was once the face of Islamist terror. Before ISIS popped up and stole his crown, the bearded zealot behind such crowd unpleasers as 9/11 and the 7/7 bombings spent his days as the most wanted,…

In philosophy, determinists believe that free will is an illusion and that, therefore, human beings can’t be held morally responsible for their actions. As a result of nature and nurture, man’s actions are inevitable. Although he was unable to articulate determinists’ philosophy, HH Holmes believed that he was born to kill. He believed that he…

As of November 2016, 205,000 women were enlisted in the United States Armed Services. Over the course of America’s involvement in World War II, 350,000 American women took part in active duty service in non-combat capacities. As it turns out, America is not leading the world in that area. 800,000 women were part of the…

They rule the roost in the political arena and yet don’t hesitate to steal from predecessors or competitors. Plagiarism in politics is a thread-bare matter, but the issue remains a click bait for millions because, when reading about another case of political plagiarism and its debunking, people experience involvement in this disclosure. That’s the very…

Other than Ramses, whom most people know from the Book of Exodus, King Tutankhamun is the most famous pharaoh in Egyptian history. That’s probably more due to the desecration of his tomb by Howard Carter’s 1922 archeological expedition than because of his accomplishments during his 1334 BC to 1324 BC reign. Even that expedition owes…

Assessing who the richest person to ever live was is a rather difficult task. In some cases, the exact amount of wealth the person accumulated is unknown. Secondly, it’s hard to determine the proper exchange rate or the rate of inflation since the person died, or was at the peak of his wealth. Instead, most…

Living a long life is always nice, but living a long life your own way is much more fulfilling. These world-record holders are all the oldest people to do something incredible, whether that means becoming parents, tying the knot, sticking with their profession, or just defying the odds. 10. Oldest Woman to Give Birth When…

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