Browsing: Misc

Sometimes we are at a loss for where a top 10 list should go and that means we toss it here. Sure, some lists defy categorization, but Miscellaneous is a category, right?




Decades before we had child stars on TV, a little boy named Christopher Robin Milne was thrust into the spotlight and became the most famous child of his lifetime. Even to this day, a version of him is still portrayed in the Winnie the Pooh cartoon, and movies are still being made about his life,…

There is a continued fascination with the Lizzie Borden story although it’s been 125 years since the gruesome murders. Lizzie Borden was born on July 19, 1860 in Fall River, Massachusetts. Her biological mother Sarah passed away when Lizzie was very young and her father Andrew was remarried just three years later to a woman…

When people think of stalkers, they almost always imagine a dangerously unstable man who is following a female victim. Very few people realize that women can be stalkers, too. In most cases, you would never know a female stalker if you saw one. According to the Academy of Psychiatric Law, the vast majority of female…

Military aviation may indeed still be a male dominated field with a history with a sharply discriminatory history when it comes to matters of gender and race. However, the female military aviators who have pursued their careers, whether historically when they had to battle to be accepted, or modern members who benefit from equality policies…

Tasmania is an island state of Australia and is located 240 kilometers south of the Australian mainland with the Bass Strait separating them. It’s a small town located on the Tasman Peninsula, about a100 kilometers southeast of the state capital Hobart. When you look at this place, it looks like an incredible location with beautiful…

Founded in 1611 by Pope Paul V, the Vatican Secret Archives are an ultra-secure repository for the Church’s oldest, most valuable documents. Access has always been limited; even today, only Vatican officials and qualified academics are allowed inside, and only then with a letter of recommendation. And since browsing isn’t permitted, they also need to…

When we imagine someone finding hidden treasures, we may think of uncovering massive shipwrecks under the ocean, or explorers discovering the legendary golden city of El Dorado. It turns out that ordinary people can find hidden treasure just about anywhere in the world. In these 10 stories, people were just going about their normal lives…

When we think of haunted objects, what usually comes to mind are possessed dolls, the famous “dybbuk box,” and even haunted houses. Haunted vehicles, however, don’t usually come to mind, but there are definitely some cursed and possessed cars, trains, and other modes of transportation. Airplanes can even be cursed too. In 1972, Eastern Air…

Although the Conquistadors’ arrival in the New World has been celebrated by many, it was far from a noble quest. Their arrival in the Americas did lead to further exploration and discovery, but at significant cost. The Spanish Conquistadors were a brutal group of colonizers that managed to make the King of Spain very wealthy…

The Roman Empire was the greatest empire the ancient world had ever seen. At its height it covered 2.2 million square miles and claimed dominion over more than 60 million people. It was an empire forged through blood, conquest, and almost constant warfare. The Romans admired and celebrated their own great military commanders, but they…

We’ve all been there. You’re driving along at the head of your armed forces, minding your own business, when all of a sudden you accidentally drive into another country and de-facto invade your neighbors. Whoops! What a hilarious mistake, huh? Hard to believe it could actually happen in real life. Well, hold onto your backsides,…

Billionaires are front page news. Most people have heard of Bill Gates, who is the 2nd wealthiest man in the world and also a billionaire. He is well-known, not only for his huge brain and tech innovations but also for his philanthropic efforts to help the world with malaria. Jeff Bezos, who founded and runs…

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