The ancient Egyptians used pillows made from what would today be considered very unusual materials, such as wood, ivory, or even stone. However, it is worth noting that t...Read more
It is widely known that SS leader Heinrich Himmler was obsessed with the occult, and employed various occultists to assist in the efforts to build a “thousand-year Reich”...Read more
Did you know that Alexandre Dumas’s pants allegedly fell down during his first duel, which he still won?
Alexandre Dumas is one of the most widely known writers of high adventure. His most famous works, The Three Musketeers, The Count of Monte Cristo, Twenty Years After, and...Read more
“Uncle Sam” is the most common national personification of the U.S. government (his initials U.S. are the same as the abbreviation for the country’s name), typicall...Read more
Christopher Columbus’s set off on his fourth and final voyage to America from Cadiz in 1502. Long sea voyages were at that time still highly dangerous undertakings,...Read more
The Great Wall of China is the name given to a series of fortifications that runs from east to west along China’s northern border. Its purpose was to defend the country a...Read more
It is most likely that the custom of eating hot dogs was introduced to North America by German immigrants. The popularity of the food surged with the waves of immigrant w...Read more
Did you know all British tanks have been equipped with tea making facilities since the end of World War II?
Ever since the British Centurion MBT (main battle tank) was introduced in late 1945, all British tanks and most AFVs (armored fighting vehicles) have been equipped with t...Read more