What’s Inside Rome’s Ancient Catacombs

Corridor in the famous catacombs of Rome Catacombs such as these were carved over hundreds of years, beginning in the second century A.D., from soft rock beneath the outskirts of Rome. The labyrinthine corridors of these underground cemeteries cover hundreds of acres and house the remains of hundreds of thousands of Christians and Jews. Rome’s […]

8 Overkill Punishments Dished out by Greek Gods

The Greeks brought the world a number of awesome things. The first Olympics, delicious Gyros, but most importantly The Greek Gods. Today we’re going to jump into the Delorian and take a look at what might have happened if you somehow disappointed one of them. Does the punishment fit the crime?  In many cases we’d […]

Titanic under construction

The RMS Titanic was an Olympic-class passenger liner owned by the White Star Line and built at the Harland and Wolff shipyard in Belfast, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom. For her time, she was the largest passenger steamship in the world. On the night of 14 April 1912, during her maiden voyage, Titanic hit an iceberg […]

Flag of the Philippines

The present-day national flag of the Philippines has elements of the flags flown by the Katipunan secret society during the Philippine Revolution. The Pambansang bandila (“National Flag”) was first conceptualized by General Emilio Aguinaldo during his exile in Hong Kong in 1897 and hand sewn by Marcela Agoncillo, her daughter Lorenzo and a friend named […]

Cocaine and other Drug Products of the Past

Cocaine toothache drops (c. 1885) were popular for children. Not only would the medicine numb the pain, but it could also put the user in a “better” mood.

Top 10 Most Expensive Accidents in History

#1. Chernobyl $200 Billion On April 26, 1986, the world witnessed the costliest accident in history. The Chernobyl disaster has been called the biggest socio-economic catastrophe in peacetime history. 50% of the area of Ukraine is in some way contaminated. Over 200,000 people had to be evacuated and resettled while 1.7 million people were directly […]

Top Mass Murderers in History

16 – Harry S. Truman (1945) On 25 July President Truman authorises the use of atomic bombs against the Japanese. The order to use the bomb states that the “Air Force will deliver its first special bomb as soon as weather will permit visual bombing after about 3 August 1945 on one of the targets: […]

Most Amazing Treasures Nobody Ever Found

The Ark of the Covenant To the ancient Israelites, the Ark of the Covenant was the most sacred thing on Earth. The central and paramount object of the Hebrew nation, this ornate chest was, according to the Bible, designed by God. Measuring 44 inches long, 26 inches wide, and 26 inches high, the chest was […]

5 Bodies Nobody Ever Found

Ambrose Bierce (1842–1914?) He was wounded during the Civil War, drank with fellow journalists Mark Twain and H. L. Mencken, and kept a human skull on his desk. Bierce was also a devilishly fine writer who lampooned and skewered just about everyone in the American public eye during the last half of the 19th century. […]

Top 10 Most Evil Women world Record

We all tend to focus on the evil men in the world and forget some of the truly evil women that have lived. I hope to correct that with this list. Here we have not just serial killers, but other utterly despicable women who have caused tragedy in many people’s lives. So, without further ado, […]

The world’s Most Shortest Wars

Since Biblical times and before, man has been constantly fighting. It seems that never a year goes by without one war or another starting or finishing. Some of these wars take many years and have very high death tolls, but there have also been some extraordinarily short wars. This is a list of the ten […]

Most Fascinating Prehistoric Paintings

Lascaux Caves: the prehistoric Sistine Chapel Known as “the prehistoric Sistine Chapel,” the Lascaux Caves, a cave complex in southwestern France, contain some of the most remarkable paleolithic cave paintings in the world, from at least 15,000 years ago. The cave was discovered on 12 September 1940 by four teenagers, Marcel Ravidat, Jacques Marsal, Georges […]

Amazing Facts between Abraham Lincoln & John F Kennedy

Strange coincidences & Amazing Facts between Abraham Lincoln and John F Kennedy Abraham Lincoln was elected to Congress in 1846. John F. Kennedy was elected to Congress in 1946. Abraham Lincoln was elected President in 1860. John F. Kennedy was elected President in 1960. The names Lincoln and Kennedy each contain seven letters. Both were […]

Olympics Medal time line 1896 at 2008

Olympics Medal time line 1896 at 2008 Athens 1896 Paris 1900 St. Louis 1904

Old Photographs From Indian History

20 Abandoned Cities from Around the World

There are many reasons why cities are abandoned; some, like the ghost towns of the American West, have become tourist destinations while others have been condemned or simply forgotten. These 20 abandoned cities of the world share an eerie, haunted quality that is part of what makes them so fascinating. For more amazing abandoned places […]

Jesus probably rode dinosaurs.

Words cannot describe the awesomeness of this image. Dad, did dinosaurs really exist? Sure they did, son. The Bible says so. They didn’t call them “dinosaurs” back then, but instead they were known as “leviathans” or “behemoths”. But, my science teacher says dinosaurs lived millions of years ago. Is that true? Of course not, son. […]

A HORRIBLE DISEASE

This 1844 Book chronicles the fatal consequences of some terrible disease.  What is it?  Why don’t you read the whole thing and find out for yourself lest you fall victim to this terrible malady. click on image to enlarge

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