10 Terrors Of The Tyrant Tamerlane

He was one of the most evil, most dangerous humans who ever walked the Earth, yet he was praised and honored for centuries onstage and in text by people he would likely have murdered if given the chance. Aside from some obscure Victorian-era plays and poems, not much is known in the Western world about […]

Top 10 Insights Gleaned From Ancient Documents

The ancients had a prolific habit of documenting their lives on anything from skin to stone. Although this archive may be old, it may add new translations or technology and the results can be revealing. From books that belonged to samurai and pirates to mysterious events that could rewrite history, the written word can color […]

10 Truly Dark Moments From The Roaring Twenties

The 1920s, aka the Roaring Twenties, were a fascinating time in US history. People were becoming more affluent, opening doors to new opportunities and experiences. Time-saving inventions also opened up free time for fun and entertainment. Radio was a favorite new pastime. People flocked to theaters to see silent movies, and toward the end of […]

10 Most Interesting Passengers Of The Mayflower

We all know the Mayflower as the famous ship that transported the English Puritans to America. The ship was at sea for 66 days before arriving and carried about 130 passengers and crew.[1] Today, we refer to the colonists who made the trip across the Atlantic Ocean on the Mayflower as the Pilgrims. The passengers […]

Top 10 Epic Flight Crew Mishaps And Meltdowns

These days, commercial airline travel is often a stressful experience. Between the delays, the ever-changing rules concerning what you can bring on the plane, and those miraculously shrinking seats, the moving walkways leading to the airport’s parking lot have never looked better. Then there’s the fact that you’ll probably have to go through the whole […]

Top 10 Fascinating Facts About Ordinary Medieval People

The popular images of the Middle Ages do not always focus on the deeper side of ordinary life. Yet, these often ignored moments can be extraordinary. Researchers are beginning to understand that nothing can be taken for granted with medieval citizens. Far from being unintelligent farmers, people during medieval times had complex behaviors, mysteries, and […]

10 Absorbing Advances About Alcohol Achieved In 2017

Alcohol and humanity have gone hand in hand for quite some time. Be it beer, wine, vodka, or any other of the myriad spirituous beverages out there, many people have their preferred drink, whether it’s for relaxing at home, socializing, getting blackout drunk, or some combination thereof. A lot of resources have been dedicated toward […]

10 Horrors Of Dentistry Throughout History

Have you ever wondered what people did before there were dentists? Tooth decay and pain aren’t a modern problem and have plagued society for thousands of years. It’s no secret that dental pain can be one of the most agonizing miseries one can endure. Thankfully, we have several thousand years of collective knowledge as well […]

10 Insanely Common Misconceptions About Psychopaths

Psychopaths both intrigue and frighten us to the core. The media and movies often paint larger-than-life portraits by using far-reaching claims and describing these supposed mental illnesses with exaggerated traits. With estimates of the number of psychopaths ranging as high as 3–4 percent of the population, you probably know several of them right now without […]