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6 Famous People Who Couldn’t Read or Write

From Byzantine Emperors to Kings, from sports stars to Genghis Khan, the ruler of the greatest empire the world has ever known. Some tried and failed, some learned ...

I Scream, You Scream! 9 Tasty Ice Cream Facts

Ice cream is one of summer’s tastiest treats and pastimes. With more flavors than shoes in a woman’s closet, it’s no wonder there’s ...

The Coolest Queens You’ve Never Heard Of
July 1, 2015

Princesses are pretty popular, but what about the grown-up version, the queen? It turns out history has given us our fair share of amazing women who took their place ...

The Late Great Christopher Lee Was A Legend!

Earlier this month, June 7th to be exact, Sir Christopher Lee left this mortal coil and a little piece of my heart broke. Lee was most famous for his portrayal of ...

Ukulele Mad: 11 Facts On The Ukulele Fad

Introduced from Hawaii it was an icon of the jazz age. So sexy it got banned, it was once even accused of murder – here are some iconic ukulele moments: #1 All ...

Alchemical Madness: The Search For The Real Philosopher’s Stone

In Harry Potter the alchemist Nicolas Flamel produced a magical elixir to turn metal into gold and give immortality.  The real Flamel lived in the 14th Century , ...

3 Famous Impostors Who Duped Everyone

One of my favorite Leonardo DiCaprio movies is Catch Me If You Can, in which he portrays serial imposter Frank Abagnale who posed as a PanAm pilot, a doctor from ...

Salacious Scandals of Roaring ’20s!

The decadent 1920s were a fantastically insane time. We were going through vast changes within the industrial complex, liquor was about to be banned (though not ...

Amazing Stories – Facts about Animals in the Army and Military
June 26, 2015

Most pets live out their lives in relative obscurity, making their family happy or performing some kind of work. But there are some animals that ended up in the army ...

The Origin of 7 Cliches

The English language is full of weird and wonderful expressions, some more overused than others. But, when cliches creep into our everyday speech, how often do we ...

7 Devastating Facts About The Chicago Fire Of 1871

The Chicago Fire of 1871, also known as the Great Chicago Fire, raged from the night of October 8th through the morning of October 10th, 1871. The destruction was ...

Joan Pujol Garcia: The Most Amazing Double Agent The World Has Ever Seen
June 25, 2015

There are some heroes of World War II whose names are well known. But one man who played a pivotal role in the victory of the Allies is almost entirely unknown to ...

7 Wonderful Wine Facts

Wine. What can I say about wine? It’s delicious, nutritious and good for the heart! Besides an array of sweet to dry tastes, wine is more than just a great ...

8 Interesting Facts About Rubber

Rubber is one of the most the wonderful, naturally occurring materials that can stretch and then return to its original shape after manipulation, be recycled over ...

9 Countries That No Longer Exist

Countries are a lot like companies, sometimes they just go out-of-business. Here are 9 countries that no longer exist. 1. Dominion of Newfoundland (1907-1949). It ...

Amazing Female Pirates

The most famous pirates stick in everyone’s mind: Blackbeard, Long John Silver, and even Captain Jack Sparrow. But there are some amazing female pirates whose ...

The Story Of NWA, And The Birth Of Gangster Rap

NWA is considered the pioneer group of the gangster rap game. The group’s name, which stand for N***az With Attitudes, cut to the core of African-American ...

8 Of Ben Franklin’s Incredibly Useful Inventions

Besides his lightning rod he invented: the bifocals, an odometer, a stove, a musical instrument, a robot arm and a catheter. He also coined many electrical terms and ...

The Good of Evil – Short Term Pain, Long Term Gain
June 17, 2015

Ralph Waldo Emerson wrote: “The first lesson of history is the good of evil. Good is a good doctor, but Bad is sometimes a better.” He drew this idea from ...

Facts about Elizabeth Montgomery, Beyond “Bewitched”

The 1960s were littered with happy go lucky, family-friendly sitcoms and for most of us we really only know the characters instead of their actual lives. As a kid ...

7 Inventors Who Were Killed by Their Inventions
June 17, 2015

Sometimes inventors are so passionate about their work that it leads to their ultimate deaths. Here are 7 inventors who were killed by their own inventions. 1. Henry ...

Inga Arvad: Friend of Hitler, Mistress of JFK
June 17, 2015

Inga Arvad just might be one of the most overlooked female journalists of the 20th century. Never political but always mixed up with political men, Arvad’s ...

Think Banana. 9 Facts On The Strangely Fascinating Fruit

From Alexander the Great to Buddhist monks, from radioactive clones to President Banana – this snack has some truly fruity facts and stories to tell: #1 Buddhist ...

Inge Lehmann, The Woman You Didn’t Know Discovered The Earth’s Core

Ashamedly, when Google presented the doodle for seismologist Inge Lehmann a month or so ago, I had no idea who she was. After doing barely any research, I instantly ...

Eva Braun, the Woman Who Loved Hitler In Secrecy
June 15, 2015

As far as dictators go you can’t get much worse than Adolf Hitler, but no matter how many horrible atrocities he was responsible for there was still a woman ...