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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 »

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 »

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 »

Roland Doe

The Boy Whose Exorcism was the Inspiration Behind “The Exorcist” Grew Up to be a NASA Engineer. He Contributed to the Apollo Mission in the 1960’s.

William Friedkin’s 1973 horror film The Exorcist is a classic. The film tells the story of a young girl possessed by a demonic force. It is one of the most successful horror films of all time, and critics praised it as a truly terrifying cinematic experience. But did you know what happened to the boy …

The Boy Whose Exorcism was the Inspiration Behind “The Exorcist” Grew Up to be a NASA Engineer. He Contributed to the Apollo Mission in the 1960’s. Read More »

Gunslinger Effect

According to Quantum Physicist Niels Bohr, The Person who Draws First in a Gun Dual Loses. This is Termed as the Gunslinger Effect.

Several methods are available to you if you want to survive a duel. One: do not engage in a duel because you are not an aristocrat in 18th century France. Two: have your second shoot on your behalf. Three: let the other person point their gun at you and shoot first. But do you know …

According to Quantum Physicist Niels Bohr, The Person who Draws First in a Gun Dual Loses. This is Termed as the Gunslinger Effect. Read More »

Squanto and Pocahontas

Pocahontas and Squanto were Both in London Within a Two-Month Period in 1617. Pocahontas Lived with the Treasurer of the Virginia Company, and Squanto Lived with the Treasurer for the Newfoundland Company.

Pocahontas was born into Virginia’s Powhatan Tribe and was a peacemaker between the Jamestown colonists and her fellow Native Americans long before a Disney film popularized her. After being captured, she married colonist John Rolfe and moved to London with him. But did you know that Pocahontas lived a few hundred yards away from Squanto …

Pocahontas and Squanto were Both in London Within a Two-Month Period in 1617. Pocahontas Lived with the Treasurer of the Virginia Company, and Squanto Lived with the Treasurer for the Newfoundland Company. Read More »

Price Tag

Quakers Invented the Price Tag. They were Created Because Quakers Viewed Haggling as Immoral Since Different People Paid Different Prices for the Same Item.

A price tag is a label that states the cost of a product for sale. It could be a sticker, or it could be attached with a twist tie or another method. Some jurisdictions require that items are individually priced, or that shelf tags or barcode scanners be available so customers can determine prices without …

Quakers Invented the Price Tag. They were Created Because Quakers Viewed Haggling as Immoral Since Different People Paid Different Prices for the Same Item. Read More »

Marie Curie

Marie Curie Kept Vials of Radium in Her Pocket and on Her Nightstand Because She Liked How They Glowed.

Radium is a chemical element with the atomic number 88 and the symbol Ra. It is the sixth element in Periodic Group 2, also known as alkaline earth metals. Pure radium is silvery-white, but when exposed to air, it readily reacts with nitrogen, forming a black surface layer of radium nitride. Radium isotopes are all …

Marie Curie Kept Vials of Radium in Her Pocket and on Her Nightstand Because She Liked How They Glowed. Read More »

Toyotomi Hideyoshi Castle

Toyotomi Hideyoshi Built an Entire Castle in Secret. It was Near a Castle He Had Put Under Siege. After 80 Days, He had the Trees Covering Cut Down, Which Made it Seem Like a Castle Had Sprung Up Overnight.

Ishigakiyama Ichiya Castle was a Japanese castle built in the late Sengoku period in Odawara, Kanagawa Prefecture, Japan. It was one of Toyotomi Hideyoshi’s most famous castles and the site of his first meeting with Date Masamune. In 1959, the ruins were designated a National Historic Site. But why was it built in the first …

Toyotomi Hideyoshi Built an Entire Castle in Secret. It was Near a Castle He Had Put Under Siege. After 80 Days, He had the Trees Covering Cut Down, Which Made it Seem Like a Castle Had Sprung Up Overnight. Read More »