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Top 10 Important Blunders of Ancient Science

This list is our first prize winner for the site launch competition. Congratulations to the author, Tristan Bradshaw. One of the most tempting mistakes in studying history is to judge the past by modern standards. Nowhere is this more easily seen than in the contributions of ancient science. When we laugh at geocentric cosmology, or […]

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10 Royal Families Riddled With Incest

Ah, royalty. The word conjures images of power, wealth, the means to shape history, and . . . inbreeding? With so much at stake, royal families across the world have tried to keep the bloodlines clean and the seat of power firmly intact through strategic intermarriage. Ignoring rules of consanguinity may have kept various family members gainfully employed for […]

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10 Fascinating Origins Of Things We Take For Granted

After millennia of human history, we have come to accept that our daily lives revolve around certain things. Along the way, there are many things we’ve taken for granted, never thinking about where they came from or how they became a part of our routines. However, some of the things that we encounter every day […]

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Top 10 Historic Trials That Shook the World

If there is a common thread linking these momentous historic trials, it is the thread of injustice: not one of the men or women convicted (with the possible exception of Charles I), deserved the death, imprisonment and infamy meted out to them by their accusers. There is solace in the fact that this tendency towards […]

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10 Big Business Nazi Profiteers

People often say to be successful in business you have to be unscrupulous and ruthless. Well, that can certainly be said of companies that saw a chance to make a dollar off the back of genocide. Let’s not mince our words—the Nazis were a bad bunch and to be associated with them, let alone profit […]

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Top 10 Myths About The Middle Ages

The Middle Ages spanned roughly from the 5th century to the 16th century – a total of 1,100 years. During the time following the Middle Ages (which is often referred to as the Enlightenment), the previous millennium was criticized and condemned – just as we now condemn the actions of some during the Victorian Period […]

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10 Ways Britain Has Ruined the World

“The sun never sets on the British Empire.” Arguably the greatest empire of all time, at its height the British Empire was certainly the largest empire in history, and for nearly two centuries was the foremost global power. By 1922, the British ruled more than 458 million people, and covered 13,012,000 square miles—almost a quarter […]

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10 Soldiers Acting Like Grown-Up Children

When asked to picture a member of the armed forces, your mind likely immediately jumps to the image of a hardened soldier with a steely gaze coldly clutching a rifle. It’s easy to forget that many soldiers are actually little more than teenagers when they’re sent to war, which is probably why we have so […]

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10 Hilariously Bizarre US-Canada Border Incidents

We tend to think of the United States and Canada as natural friends and allies. Sure, there may be the occasional affectionate joke or city-destroying hockey riot, but the two countries are as close as you can get. That makes it easy to forget that, for a long time, the US-Canada border was like some […]

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