One of the worst serial killers on record is Pedro Alonso López. The Colombian became known as the Monster of the Andes after confessing to raping and killing more than 300 girls, […]
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On May 30, 1868, a crowd of more than 5,000 gathered at Arlington National Cemetery for the first Decoration Day (now known as Memorial Day) exercises.…
Henry VI (1421 – 1471) was King of England from 1422 to 1461 and again from 1470 to 1471, and disputed King of France from 1422 to 1453. Historians generally blame him […]
Those who use the metric system are accustomed to measuring temperature with the Celsius scale. Departing from the Fahrenheit system, with its arbitrary assignment of 32 degrees as the freezing point and […]
When you think of Nintendo, you probably think of Super Mario Brothers, Legend of Zelda, and the company’s never-ending progression of gaming consoles. With such high-tech products, it might surprise you that […]
The guillotine came to symbolize the brutal Reign of Terror in France in the late 18th century. It is not something that was just used in distant history. The guillotine continued to […]
The community of Picoazá, Ecuador apparently needs some fresh candidates for political office. During an election for city council, voters were unsatisfied with the candidates listed on the ballot. They wrote in […]
Fiji achieved independence from Great Britain in 1970, but don’t ask the government to prove it. The actual legal document proclaiming their independence seems to have been misplaced.
Benjamin Franklin has earned a lasting place in history as a brilliant scientist, inventor, diplomat, and philosopher. Due to tragic circumstances, he was also compelled to become one of history’s first pro-vaccination […]
“Justice will not be served until those who are unaffected are as outraged as those who are.” ― Benjamin Franklin Read more great quotes.
On April 18, 1930, listeners to the BBC News heard the stunning report, “There is no news today.” The remainder of the program featured piano music. Read some funny and questionable newspaper […]
The largest recorded snowflake was in Keogh, Montana in 1887. It was 15 inches wide. The phenomenon was witnessed by the personnel at Fort Keogh, and the reports are reliable enough that […]
Robert E. Lee famously observed, “It is well that war is so terrible, otherwise we should grow too fond of it.” The horrors of any war ultimately become so unbearable that one […]
It was 1955 in Montgomery, Alabama. The young African-American woman was seated on a segregated bus, when she was told to give up her seat for a white passenger. She refused and […]
Nikola Tesla invented many brilliant devices such as electric oscillators and the Tesla coil. He was also quite gifted at inventing ways to get out of debt. One of those methods led […]