Category: History

  • Underground Car Graveyard – Cavern of the Lost Souls, Wales

    Underground Car Graveyard – Cavern of the Lost Souls, Wales

    A disused mine in Wales, with a huge pile of motor vehicles that have been dumped through a small opening, making an amazing reflection in the underground lake below. he Cavern of the Lost Souls is a disused mine in the Ceredigion / Gwynedd area of Wales that holds a relic of the past. The once-bustling […]

  • A Bold New Theory Proposes That Humans Tamed Themselves

    A leading anthropologist suggests that protohumans became domesticated by killing off violent males. The Goodness Paradox: The Strange Relationship Between Virtue and Violence in Human Evolution BY RICHARD WRANGHAM PANTHEON When i was studying for my doctorate, in the late 1960s, we budding anthropologists read a book called Ideas on Human Evolution, a collection of then-recent papers in the field. […]

  • The EU has revealed its true nature: a federalist monster that will not stop until nations are abolished

    At the entrance to the Visitors Centre of the European Parliament, there is a plaque with these words:  “National sovereignty is the root cause of the most crying evils of our times….The only final remedy for this evil is the federal union of the peoples.”    They were written by Philip Kerr, later the Marquess of […]

  • What Historical Figures Really Looked Like Will Change How You Perceive The Past

    We all have a general idea of what people like Julius Caesar and George Washington looked like. The images of these historical figures and more have been immortalized with the help of paintings, portraits, and sculptures made when they were still alive. But these works of art couldn’t possibly have been that accurate and in […]

  • Brunei LGBT law backlash: Global banks boycott hotels owned by sultan

    Banks and big businesses worldwide are boycotting hotels owned by the Sultan of Brunei on account of that country’s new law that sentences gays to death for homosexual acts. P. Morgan Chase & Co., the largest bank in the United States, has joined a rapidly growing number of banks and other business firms boycotting nine […]

  • Brainless Tourists Slaughter 5,000-Year-Old Sacred Scottish Tree

    An ancient and highly-sacred Scottish tree, The Fortingall Yew, located on the Glenlyon Estate in Perthshire, is thought to be between 3,000 – 5,000 years old and possibly the oldest tree in Europe . Now, scientists claim it might be ‘dead’ in less that 50 years because tourists are tearing off its branches for souvenirs (Facepalms). Environmental campaigners say the yew tree, which is […]

  • ‘Oldest human’ dies in Indonesia ‘aged 146’

    The Indonesian man who claimed to be 146 years old – the longest living human ever – has died in his village in Central Java. According to his papers, Sodimedjo, also known as Mbah Ghoto (grandpa Ghoto), was born in December 1870. But Indonesia only started recording births in 1900 – and there have been […]

  • Thanks to an artistic recreation, we now know Roman emperor Nero was a literal neckbeard

    Roman emperor Nero is not remembered in a very positive light. There’s that whole thing with him murdering his mother, the bit about him killing his first wife, all that other stuff about murdering Christians and Jews, and, oh yeah, a bunch of connections between himself and the Biblical Antichrist. This guy was totally playing […]

  • ON 8 MARCH, 84 YEARS AGO, THE HACHIKO DOG DIED

    The day when women around the world mark their own a holiday in Japan is a day of mourning, and the reason for this is that on March 8, 1935, the Hachiko dog died in Tokyo. Hachiko has waited 9 years at a station in the Japanese capital returning his dead man. Over the years the dog […]

  • This ‘129 Ways to Get a Husband’ Article From 1958 Shows How Much The World Has Changed

    How would you respond if someone asked you to describe the 1950s? Maybe you’d mention the Cold War between The United States and the Soviet Union? Elvis becoming more and more popular? The first satellites going into orbit? You could do that. Or you could explain how magazines advised women to seduce men. Recently, Kim […]

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