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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.




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…

Combining the inherent contradiction of “Warrior Buddhists” with the legendary grand scale of Chinese military history, Shaolin monks have gotten some very interesting stories associated with them since the emperor of China made the order official circa 496 A.D. Some of which are so interesting you just know they’re not quite true, but can’t resist…

Although sometimes dismissed as merely “the Dark Continent”, Africa has a rich history full of skillful and impressive rulers.  I am featuring rulers in the sense of monarchs, which is why Hannibal and President Nelson Mandela are not included. Moreover, this list concerns African rulers of great influence not just politically and militarily, but also…

If you’re starting up a group, don’t fret if you find your planned symbol was already used by somebody else. You’re still free to use it; you’ll just have to tweak it slightly, so it adapts a whole new meaning that’s in tune with your group and its message.

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