History

Pope Gregory IX was not a fan of cats. In fact, he hated them, so much that he decided he had to use his power to get rid of them. Being a pope this was quite easy, just accuse...
Some people take politics very seriously and some people, well they just don’t really read the news at all. This was the approach of Danish-Faroese comedian Daniel Jacob Haugaard, who actually became a politician in 1994 completely by accident:...
In 1963 Valentina Tereshkova was the first woman to go into space, she spent around three days in space and orbited the world 48 times. She did this in her space capsule, Vostok 6. This was her only mission...
Alfred Nobel was the creator of the Nobel Prizes which he saw as prizes for the greatest benefits to mankind. An interesting concept when you learn he was actually the inventor of one of the deadly explosives on Earth:...
Over the history of time, there have been some very strange candidates representing political positions all over the world. From mad emperors to strange kings, from animals to insects there have been all sorts representing societies at different times....
Yes, your nightmare, toilet paper with splinters, was actually a sold commodity before the 1930s. Imagine going to the toilet, only to have to face a dangerous roll of toilet paper that was planning to stab you the moment...
Back in the day, we did not have trusty google maps or any other form of GPS to guide us the way, in fact, maps were even a rarity. We are talking about the 9th century when ballads of...
During the 17th and 18th century one of the great fears that played in the back of everyone’s mind was the possibility of being buried alive. With sicknesses and diseases often ravaging whole communities, sometimes mistakes were made. It...
One of the most unusual and strange events ever to come out of Medieval England is known as the Children’s Crusade in the year of 1212. This was a crusade that was mostly led by children, tens of thousands...
Julius Caesar the great Roman emperor who was championed for his military prowess in terms of strategy, growing the Roman empire tenfold, was once kidnapped by pirates. At the young age of 25, Julius Caesar was sailing across the...
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