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10 Bizarre And Fascinating Facts About Life In Old Japan

History Tristan Shaw March 15, 2016 After more than a century of civil war, Japan was reunited by military warlord Tokugawa Ieyasu in 1603. Tokugawa founded the Tokugawa shogunate, a dynasty that would rule Japan until its overthrow in 1867....
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10 Divisive Demagogues Throughout History

10 Divisive Demagogues Throughout History

History B.C. Bailey March 12, 2016 Since the rise of Donald Trump in US politics, the word “demagogue” has been widely used in the press to describe him. It’s a controversial term, as one person’s demagogue can be another person’s...
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10 Unexpected Languages That Enrich The English Vocabulary

10 Unexpected Languages That Enrich The English Vocabulary

Facts Reed Cooley March 8, 2016 French, Latin, and Germanic languages—vast swaths of our lexicon owe their existence to these three culprits, with another sizable chunk coming from Greek. But English is enriched by the exceptions, the idiosyncratic loanwords...
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10 Dark Facts About The Worst Chemical Terror Attack In History

10 Dark Facts About The Worst Chemical Terror Attack In History

Facts Morris M. March 7, 2016 On March 20, 1995, the Tokyo subway system became the target of the worst bioterror attack in modern history. Five men riding different trains simultaneously punctured bags of liquid sarin with sharpened umbrella tips,...
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10 Historical Challenges With Big Prizes That Spurred Great Innovations

10 Historical Challenges With Big Prizes That Spurred Great Innovations

History Radu Alexander March 6, 2016 Money has been the driving factor behind some of history’s greatest innovations. Whether tinkering away in labs or risking their lives in a new flying contraption, people can become extremely motivated to solve difficult....
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10 Of History’s Most Terrifying And Brutal Pirates

10 Of History’s Most Terrifying And Brutal Pirates

History Alyssa Howard March 3, 2016 Commonly known pirates like Blackbeard and Calico Jack tend to take the spotlight. However, some of these lesser-known but equally terrifying masters of the sea made their permanent mark in maritime history and deserve...
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