History

Terrifying Historical Prisons

  Prisons are some of the worst places on earth. While the goal is incarceration and rehabilitation, the reality is that they’re hellholes meant to strip the humanity of anyone stuck in there. Granted, anyone’s who’s been sent to one, has earned their ticket, but throughout our history, there have been places and instances where the punishment has far outstripped …

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Romans Have Done So Much For Our World!

Arches Romans didn’t invent the arch, but they sure did perfect it. With a reverence for the Greek architectural order of things, Roman architects built upon that knowledge and took it even further, advancing the technology. Their new arch techniques allowed the construction of aqueducts, coliseums, basilicas, and amphitheaters without the fear of them collapsing. Not only have many of …

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A City That Was Built Just To Hide “Boeing” Factory In War Against Japan

At first glance, this looks like an ordinary day in a small village with people enjoying the sun outside But underneath this ‘peaceful town’ was a big military secret: a Boeing factory During WWII, the U.S. Army designed a whole neighborhood to throw off possible air attacks On the roof of Boeing Plant 2, camouflage trees and structures were shorter …

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Historically Mind-Blowing Artifacts That Are Still Unexplained

The Codex Gigas is a massive illustrated manuscript that is said to be the written documentation of a devil’s pact with a monk. But really, no one knows exactly what it is or why it was made. Evidence shows us that people have been occupying and constructing things on Bolshoi Zayatsky Island since 3,000 B.C.E. However, the island is riddled …

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Who’d Have Predicted These Premonitions Would Actually Happen?

  Premonitions and future predictions are real guys, and these stories are evidence of that. Maybe we should listen to our gut more often.     Princess Diana was worried that she’d be in a car accident This beloved princess went through a lot towards the end of her life. Her husband had an affair, she was divorced and it …

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These Then-Normal Things From The Past Are So Crazy For Us Now

Beauty contest in Cliftonville, 1936 Suntan vending machine, USA, 1949 Water massager for breasts, 1930 A popular method of hair straightening in the 1960s Customers have their legs painted at a store in London, so they can save their coupons which would otherwise be used for stockings, 1941 Resume, USA, 1931 Toothache remedy with cocaine, 1885 Julie Desmond, a 24-year-old …

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