We all remember JFK’s “Ask Not” speech, and Chuchill’s “We Shall Never Surrender” speech. But many other powerful speeches are often overlooked, probably because they were never given. They only exist on paper and in an alternate universe where circumstances allowed their author to get in front of a microphone and talk.
If you heard that someone, say, had no hands, that probably would disqualify them from being a master pianist, right? WRONG. As these people prove, anyone can be successfu at anything, even if their own bodies and minds are working against them.
According to the American government, their involvement in the Vietnam War started on November 1, 1955, and lasted until the Americans pulled out in early March 1973. The War, and the protest movement it created, defined the baby boomer generation. Decades later, this war is still shrouded in myths, either from the propaganda during the […]
The Democratic Party recently created a stir by leaving the word “God” off its political platform for 2012. Recently, it would appear that the Democratic Party has become disconnected, in matter of faith and religion, to many people. However, it may be surprising to many people that the Democratic Party has a long traditional relationship […]
Eleven years into the new millennium and it’s still interesting (and fun) to look back and remember the history of the previous hundred years. Our current circumstances, both good and bad, find a foundation that was laid in the 20th century. From tragedy to triumph, the 20th century offers up a wealth of timeless memories […]
It’s always interesting to read about people that have made an impact on history. A large collection of strange, inspirational and unique life stories exist. For this article I have selected ten biographies that examine a wide range of topics and experiences. I chose individuals that provide intriguing facts and unparalleled life experiences. Some of […]
Today, for many of us, King has become less a human being than a source of quotes and a saint. This will not do. A pedestal is no place to put a great man’s legacy. So this tribute is intended to not be as sanctimonious as most of those for King have become. 10. King […]
Ever since the Moabite King Eglon was stabbed to death on his throne in 1200 BCE (Judges 3:12-30)—and probably long before that—political leaders have been killed for any number of reasons. Usually they are murdered because they are deemed a threat by others in authority, or because of some controversial political stand they have taken, […]
Of course, coincidences happen all the time: we were just thinking of someone when they call us on the phone, or we have this song in mind when it suddenly plays on the radio. Most of the time they don’t mean much, but every once in awhile there is a coincidence that’s outright spooky, or […]
Sometimes words can be more powerful than actions and when spoken by great orators, they inspire us to greatness and connect us to the world around us. These are the greatest speeches ever spoken; a collection of messages from some of the greatest and most notable orators in history. 10. Socrates “Apology” The Day: 399 […]
The first permanent photograph was produced in 1826 by French inventor Nicéphore Niépce. The picture is named View from the Window at Le Gras and it took over 8 hours to expose. The first photograph of a person was taken in 1838 by French chemist Louis Daguerre. The picture is named Boulevard du Temple and […]
The depth of our collective history has countless stories, including some that we have yet to find the ending to. These mysteries have been puzzling scholars for years and many still remain unsolved: 10. The Mystery of Stonehenge Built in three sections over 6,400 years by the Neolithic inhabitants of Salisbury Plain in Southern England, […]
Warning: Some of the videos may contain material that is offensive to some readers. TopTenz.net does not support these games and lists them here only as a matter of showing how strange some video games, especially their storylines, may be. Unfortunately, some of these strange video games also are in extremely poor taste. Many different […]
Every four years the good citizens of this country drag themselves to the voting booth (well, actually about half of them do, the rest being far too busy to concern themselves with such things as picking the leader of their nation) to pick the candidate they hope will do the least amount of damage to […]
Sometimes we’re so excited to have President’s Day off work that we forget what it’s really about. President’s Day honors the birthdays of George Washington and Abraham Lincoln. You might be interested in these Abraham Lincoln facts and trivia. What follows are some mind-blowing facts about Abraham Lincoln. Hold on to your stovepipe hats… 10. […]