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5 Famous #YOLO SWAG Moments in History

5 Famous #YOLO SWAG Moments in History

There comes a time in everyone’s life where you just do something crazy and stupid for no reason. But it’s not a new concept. People have been doing crazy things for centuries. And if they had Twitter back then, these would definitely be some of the #yoloswag moments. #1: Tutmosis the III He was an …

The Assassination of Julius Caesar (The Ides of March, 44 B.C.E.)

The Assassination of Julius Caesar (The Ides of March, 44 B.C.E.)

The conspiracy to kill Julius Caesar began with a meeting between three men. Cassius Longinus, Marcus Brutus, and Decimus Brutus. Cassius, Brutus, and Decimus. Cassius was an experienced soldier and general. A decade earlier he fought the Parthians under Crassus. After Crassus’s humiliating defeat, Cassius rallied the survivors and successfully defended Syria against a Parthian …

A Brief History of Men’s Underwear

A Brief History of Men’s Underwear

Boxers, briefs, trunks, tighty-whiteys. Although some refer to underwear as “unmentionables,” men’s underwear actually has a fascinating history that goes beyond its practical uses of protection, cleanliness, and modesty. Alan Greenspan, the chair of the US Federal Reserve from 1987 to 2006, suggested in an interview with National Public Radio, that the underwear industry is …

The Bozeman Trail: A Rush to Montana’s Gold

The Bozeman Trail: A Rush to Montana’s Gold

(reverent music) – [Narrator] It was a road less traveled, an offshoot of the more heavily used Oregon Trial. A route that stretched from near present-day Casper, Wyoming past the eastern flank of the Big Horn Mountain, then westward to the Yellowstone River and on to the gold fields of Montana Territory. – The Bozeman …

World War 1 in 6 Minutes

The politics of 19th Century Europe were messy. (What’s changed?) It was made up of various Empires spreading across the world, trying to show each other who was the biggest power. They each built up massive armies to stave off war, thinking that everyone else would be too scared to fight against them, or so …

History Brief: The Berlin Airlift

One of the first major incidents during the Cold War became known as the Berlin Airlift. What was the Berlin Airlift, and why was it carried out? At the conclusion of World War II, Germany was divided into four portions. The United States, Great Britain, France, and the Soviet Union each controlled one segment. The …