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King James and Tobacco

King James I Strongly Objected to the Cultivation of Tobacco in British Colonies. He Claimed That it was Harmful to the Brain and Dangerous to the Lungs. This was 350 Years Before the US Reported that Smoking Had Negative Effects on Our Health.

More than 8 million people die yearly from the tobacco crisis. It is one of the most significant risks to global public health. This figure includes roughly 1.2 million fatalities from exposure to secondhand smoke. But did you know who initially objected to the use of tobacco? Before the US acknowledged that smoking severely impacts …

King James I Strongly Objected to the Cultivation of Tobacco in British Colonies. He Claimed That it was Harmful to the Brain and Dangerous to the Lungs. This was 350 Years Before the US Reported that Smoking Had Negative Effects on Our Health. Read More »

Claudia Octavia

Emperor Nero Divorced and Banished His Wife, Octavia, When He Got His Mistress Pregnant. This Led to a Public Outcry, So He Decided to Execute Her Instead.

Nero Claudius Caesar was one of the most infamous Roman emperors, who ruled from 54 AD until 14 years later when he committed suicide. He is best known for his debaucheries, political assassinations, persecution of Christians, and love of music, which led to the probably fictitious rumor that Nero fiddled. But did you know why …

Emperor Nero Divorced and Banished His Wife, Octavia, When He Got His Mistress Pregnant. This Led to a Public Outcry, So He Decided to Execute Her Instead. Read More »

Muscular Christianity

The Young Men’s Christian Association (YMCA) was Founded Under the Principles of Muscular Christianity. It is a Philosophy That Ties Physical Strength and Development with Christian Spiritual Growth. The Same Philosophy Influenced the Creation of the Modern Olympic Games.

YMCA is a global youth organization based in Geneva, Switzerland, with over 60 million beneficiaries in 120 countries. It was founded on June 6, 1844, by George William. The ultimate goal was to put Christian values into practice by developing a healthy body, mind, and spirit. But do you know that the organization was founded …

The Young Men’s Christian Association (YMCA) was Founded Under the Principles of Muscular Christianity. It is a Philosophy That Ties Physical Strength and Development with Christian Spiritual Growth. The Same Philosophy Influenced the Creation of the Modern Olympic Games. Read More »

Ethel Rosenberg

Ethel Rosenberg’s Execution was Deemed Barbaric. After She was Given Three Shocks, Her Heart was Still Beating. Two More Shocks were Applied, and Smoke Rose from Her Head.

When Ethel Rosenberg was executed in New York in 1953, she was 37 years old and the mother of two young sons. Julius, her husband, had been executed not long before her. They were both found guilty of espionage crimes on behalf of the Soviet Union. But did you know what happened during her execution?  …

Ethel Rosenberg’s Execution was Deemed Barbaric. After She was Given Three Shocks, Her Heart was Still Beating. Two More Shocks were Applied, and Smoke Rose from Her Head. Read More »

Fundamentalism

The Term “Fundamentalism” was First Used in 1920 and was Named After a Series of 12 Evangelical Protestant Pamphlets Called “The Fundamentals: A Testimony to the Truth.

Fundamentalism is a religious reaction to modernity in some ways. Fundamentalism first emerged in American Christianity in the early twentieth century, but it later came to refer to movements in other cultures as well. But did you know when and why the term was first used? The term “fundamentalism” was coined in 1920 after 12 …

The Term “Fundamentalism” was First Used in 1920 and was Named After a Series of 12 Evangelical Protestant Pamphlets Called “The Fundamentals: A Testimony to the Truth. Read More »

Blue Hippos

There are Around 50 to 60 Blue Faience Hippopotamus Statuettes That Survived Ancient Egypt. Due to the Danger Hippos Pose in the Wild, the Legs of the Statuettes were Snapped Off Before Placing Them in Tombs to Prevent the Hippos from Eating the Souls of the Dead.

A famous statuette in Ancient Egyptian art was the blue faience hippopotamus. It was thought to have positive qualities associated with fertility and rebirth by the Ancient Egyptians. Little hippopotamus statuettes were also discovered among the objects buried in tombs. They are now found worldwide, ranging in length from 9 to 23 centimeters. But did …

There are Around 50 to 60 Blue Faience Hippopotamus Statuettes That Survived Ancient Egypt. Due to the Danger Hippos Pose in the Wild, the Legs of the Statuettes were Snapped Off Before Placing Them in Tombs to Prevent the Hippos from Eating the Souls of the Dead. Read More »

Robert F. Thomas Chapel

Dolly Parton Had the Robert F. Thomas Chapel Built at Her Dollywood Theme Park to Honor the Mountain Doctor Who Delivered Her in Exchange for a Sack of Cornmeal.

While technically a theme park, Dollywood is much more than that. It’s the ideal family and friends getaway, offering a diverse range of entertainment experiences, authentic, natural settings, and genuine hospitality, all in the name of the park’s namesake, Dolly Parton. But do you know why she named a chapel after Dr. Robert F. Thomas? …

Dolly Parton Had the Robert F. Thomas Chapel Built at Her Dollywood Theme Park to Honor the Mountain Doctor Who Delivered Her in Exchange for a Sack of Cornmeal. Read More »

Huan Nguyen

Huan Nguyen is the Highest-Ranking US Military Officer of Vietnamese Descent. He is the Only Survivor of a Family Whose Killer was Photographed Being Shot in the Head in a Pulitzer-Winner Photograph.

The United States Armed Forces are the country’s military forces. The armed forces have six service branches: the Army, Marine Corps, Navy, Air Force, Space Force, and Coast Guard. The president of the United States is the commander-in-chief of the armed forces. It formulates military policy in collaboration with the Departments of Defense and Homeland …

Huan Nguyen is the Highest-Ranking US Military Officer of Vietnamese Descent. He is the Only Survivor of a Family Whose Killer was Photographed Being Shot in the Head in a Pulitzer-Winner Photograph. Read More »

Wolfsburg

Why was the City of Wolfsburg Built?

Wolfsburg is located on the Aller River and is the fifth largest city in the German state of Lower Saxony. Wolfsburg is well-known for being the home of Volkswagen AG’s headquarters and the world’s largest car plant. But why was Wolfsburg constructed? Wolfsburg, Germany, was entirely built for the workers of the Volkswagen car factory, …

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Murray Pringle

Who is the True Heir to the Scottish Baronetcy?

A baronet holds a baronetcy, a hereditary title bestowed by the British Crown. The title of a baronet is mentioned as early as the 14th century, but it was created in its current form by James I of England in 1611 to raise funds for the crown. But who was the legitimate heir to the …

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