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?




It’s not generally considered a pleasurable experience to be part of the armed services, even during the best of times. Still, there are particular military units you wouldn’t want to be part of even by the cruel standards of historical hardship. You’d almost certainly not want to be a member of any army making a…

Starting from humble beginnings, Rome managed to make a name for itself – a name that withstood the test of time. Ancient Rome was a highly militaristic society, enabling it to subdue one tribe after another and stretch its borders to the edges of the known world. Yet, it was that same army buckling under…

July 4 is the 185th day on the Georgian calendar, unless it’s a leap year, in which case it’s the 186th. Historically, it has most often been a Monday, Wednesday, or Saturday. There’s more to July 4 than just being a random day of the year, though. A great amount of history has taken place…

On July 20, 1944, Colonel Claus von Stauffenberg placed a case filled with explosives as close as he could to Adolf Hitler in his military headquarters known as the Wolf’s Lair. It was the crux of a coup that became known as Operation Valkyrie. The bomb would mangle the Fuhrer’s arm to the point of…

There is a stereotype that child actors have horrible upbringings, and their careers tend to crash and burn once they become adults. This is most likely due to the fact that stage parents are just trying to cash in on their son or daughter’s talent at a young age. Other times, when a child is…

There aren’t too many urban legends out there as creepy as the Bunny Man. Although it’s labelled as a myth and a legend, there is some truth to the story of the terrifying man dressed in a bunny costume who would terrorize unsuspecting victims with an axe. Starting with the legend, followed by the truths…

Italian surgeon Sergio Canavero made headlines recently for claiming he has the ability, right now, to transplant a live human head onto a corpse and successfully reanimate both. Of course, experts dismiss him as a quack (giving a TED talk doesn’t necessarily make you reliable), but few seriously doubt that what he says is theoretically…

The War of 1812 was the first real major declared war in (independent) American history, and nearly brought the country to its knees due to mostly its own doing, but it is hardly talked about or remembered in American history the way so many other wars are. What is remembered and regularly told tends to…

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…

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