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10 Little-Known Stories About How Slavery Ended Around The World

We talk about slavery almost as if it was something that only happened in the United States. Slavery is treated as a distinctly American legacy and American shame—but that couldn’t possibly be farther from the truth. Nearly every country in...
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10 Unusual Death Rituals From Around The World

Of all the uncertainties in life, death is one of the few things, if not the only one, that is certain. (Some people don’t pay taxes, after all.) Sooner or later, barring some wild advances in medical science, everyone reading...
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10 Facts Everyone Forgets About World War II

We all know World War II was complex; that’s part of what makes it a world war. But three quarters of a century on, it’s all too easy to forget some of the more complicated details of the conflict. People...
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10 Horrifying Facts About Chemical Warfare In World War I

It was already a war crime to use chemical weapons when World War I began. Every major country had signed a convention agreeing not to use them. But when the fighting began, the treaties meant nothing. Chemical warfare was an...
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Top 10 Facts You Didn’t Know About World War I

World War I was one of the most destructive wars known to man until World War II came along. Although the politics of the day had laid the foundation of the war, the whole thing came to a head after...
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10 Weird Realities Of Aerial Combat In World War I

This year marks the 100th anniversary of the end of World War I (1914–1918). By 1914, the airplane was barely a decade old but it already held the potential to revolutionize warfare. Air combat during those brief four years resulted...
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10 Ways Life Would Be Different If The World Was Flat

The “flat Earth” idea has been weirdly popular lately. Working from the theories of scientific minds like Tila Tequila and B.o.B., a whole group of people have insisted that our world is as flat as a pancake for the past...
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