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The mission was to stay out of sight and collect information about the Allied troop movements. The Location was the island of Lubang in the Philippines. Lieutenant Hiroo Onoda from the Japanese Imperial Army was tasked with a Rambo-like...
King Farouk the last ruler of Egypt had an embarrassing and strange problem: he could not stop pickpocketing people. A bit of a bizarre trait for someone who had unlimited wealth, no? In fact, he was he caused so many...
When you look back at history and try to complete a list of the greatest military commanders. A big win for a potential candidate would, of course, being undefeated. And when you look at that trait the list is...
Newborn New York in the 17th century was definitely a strange place to be and not a place that one would commonly link to pirates. But newborn New York was filled with swashbuckling buccaneers all looking for plunder. This was...

Renaissance Style Nose Jobs

You may think that nose jobs are a relatively new surgery, however, they have been around since the 16th century. The Renaissance period was an extremely bad time for noses. If you were not getting your nose chopped off...
When you speak of great knights, many names jump to mind: maybe El Cid the master of battle? Maybe Jacques De Molay the last grand templar? Or Richard The Lionheart? Yet when you look at all the traits that...
When it comes to strange royals, there are stories upon stories. It seems every country has had its fair share of mad kings and bizarre queens, King Charles VI who once ruled France is one of those kings. Remember...
The Middle Ages were filled with many nasty things that could kill you, black plaque springs to mind as one of the worst ways to go. Or you mind end up on a crusade and have your head chopped...
Meet the Sentinelese tribe, the inhabitants of North Sentinel Island who have remained in isolation from the outside world for nearly 60,000 years. Many people have tried to contact them over the years and they have all been met...
One would think that you would need to have experienced the world to write a bestseller, well that is not what Daisy Ashford thought. In 1890 at the tender age of nine, she wrote a novel which later went...
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