Browsing: History

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.




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.

No, you didn’t read the title to this piece in correctly. During WW1, the Russians and the Germans formed a temporary truce to shoot the crap out of a bunch of wolves that kept trying to bite their faces off. The wolves, armed with nothing but teeth the desire to stab people with those teeth…

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.

We all know the names of the great minds of history: Newton, Einstein, Edison, Franklin, Jobs, Gates, and even Zuckerberg. But some of the greatest societal innovations of all time–things you use or think about ever day, probably without even realizing it–happened behind the scenes, and their inventors fell into history’s ether of anonymity. Some…

Far form just being a bunch of rocks, ancient Stone Age sites are filled with beauty and wonder. How did our ancestors, armed with nothing but basic tools and their hands, create such wonders? We may never know for sure, but we can at least gawk at the results of their handiwork.

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