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10 Epic Natural Disasters From Throughout History

10 Epic Natural Disasters From Throughout History

Natural disasters have existed as long as humanity, and in fact a lot longer. This means that pretty much every century in recorded history has been forced to endure one or more incredibly destructive attacks of nature’s strongest powers. Let’s take a look at some of the biggest natural disasters in history, and how they …

10 of History’s Strangest Maps

10 of History’s Strangest Maps

In his novel The Colour of Magic, fantasy author Terry Prachett says, “You can’t map a sense of humor.” Perhaps not, but a cartographer can certainly have his tongue firmly in cheek while drawing a map. Not all of the maps in the list below are intended to be humorous or whimsical. Some of them …

Bizarre and Memorable Deaths from History

Bizarre and Memorable Deaths from History

The Darwin Awards look at unique and dumbfounding ways that people manage to “take themselves out of the gene pool.” However, bizarre deaths are by no means a new phenomenon. History is full of eccentric ends and dubious demises and today we are going to take a look at some of the strangest. 8. The …

10 Eccentric Royals From Throughout History

10 Eccentric Royals From Throughout History

These royals were known for their whimsical, odd ways. Actually, one of the royals on the list is still with us, and in fact is next in line to the British throne. Eccentric royals have wealth and privilege galore, and those perks make it all too easy for them to indulge in unusual hobbies and …

History’s Most Notorious Gladiators

History’s Most Notorious Gladiators

Gladiators entertained the Roman crowds 2,000 years ago and they entertain us today in movies and TV shows. They are some of the most famous fighters of ancient times, but we know shockingly little about them. There are very few detailed descriptions of an actual fight and the ones we do have come to us …

10 of History’s Deadliest Wars

10 of History’s Deadliest Wars

War is hell. That’s an unavoidable part of the deal any time multiple parties enter into an agreement to fight each other to the death. Some conflicts have seen more carnage than others, and the length of them can vary greatly, but one potential outcome of war is a hefty body count. And boy, there …

Top 10 Crimes Made Possible By The Internet

Top 10 Crimes Made Possible By The Internet

Generally speaking, cybercrime involves a multitude of criminal activities carried out utilizing computers or the Internet. These offenses are committed worldwide by perpetrators ranging from sophisticated, state-sponsored divisions in countries like North Korea, Russia, and China — to that weird kid living in his parent’s basement across the street. Since its inception, personal computers have …