The Historical Contexts Collection
The Biggest Mistakes That Changed History 12.4k VOTES You know when you've made a big mistake. Sure, there have been tests that you thought you aced or dates that you thought went ... Plot Holes In History That Actually Happened 45.9k VIEWS Movie plot holes annoy and confuse audiences when filmmakers abandon storylines, characters suddenly gain superhuman powers, or ... Mistakes That Created Modern America 7.8k VIEWS The biggest political mistakes of both the past and present are debated ceaselessly, but governance-related blunders aren’t the ... The Eeriest Coincidences Throughout History 46.8k VOTES Many coincidences are just that and nothing more. This is true almost across the board, and while the coincidence at hand might ... The Many Times Sexual Intercourse Altered The Course Of History 802.8k VIEWS For many, "the deed" is a private event that takes place behind closed doors. But sex in history has altered ... 12 People Who Were Right All Along, But No One Listened To Them 101.8k VIEWS If Abraham Lincoln had heeded the warnings that his life may be in danger, the course of history may have been very different. 13 Extremely Unexpected Friendships Between Historical Figures 68.7k VIEWS Everyone knows that opposites attract. It's (at least initially) true for romantic relationships, and it's also ... Historical Mix-Ups That Really Got Out of Hand (Or Almost Did) 29.5k VIEWS Sometimes misunderstandings happen - and that's normal. But when those misunderstandings or mistakes happen on a global scale ... 10 Murder Plots That Would Have Radically Changed History (If They Succeeded) ... 16.2k VIEWS Powerful leaders walk around everyday with bull's-eyes on their backs. And the world would likely be a much different ... Historical Events You Didn't Realize Were Happening Around The Globe While ... 8.2k VIEWS The United States condoned slavery for centuries, and the institution, which forced thousands of African Diaspora ... 25 Things You Love That Were Accidents 6.3k VOTES Everything has an origin story. From superheroes, to whatever you had for breakfast, someone sat down and said, “I am going to ... What Was The Absolute Worst Time To Live In Different Countries? 92.7k VIEWS Humanity has endured pretty terrible things in the last 2,000 years, from wars to natural disasters to virulent ... 12 Small Countries That Used To Be Gigantic Empires 109.4k VIEWS It's incredible to imagine, but some small countries in all corners of the globe used to be capitals of mighty empires ... All The Artifacts Indiana Jones Has Recovered 1.6k VOTES With Raiders of the Lost Ark, Harrison Ford helped birth one of Hollywood's most beloved characters. Even ... Did People Of The Middle Ages Think The World Was Flat? 595 VIEWS When Columbus set sail in 1492, he proved - for the first time - that Earth was round. Europeans laughed at ... Historical Events You Won't Believe Happened at the Same Time 2.9M VIEWS In 2014, two separate Reddit users—ShyneBox and mitch3a—posted essentially the same question to AskReddit, several months ... Historical Close Calls and Their Impacts on the World as We Know It 42k VIEWS Throughout the tapestry of stories that makes up human history, near misses and close calls have both threatened ... Famous Historical Figures Most People Have No Idea Lived At The Same Time ... 45.6k VIEWS History is a murky concept at best, and it gets murkier the further back one goes. That’s why it’s often so surprising to learn ... Brain Farts With History-Altering Consequences 26.2k VIEWS Everybody experiences brain farts from time to time, but the fallout is usually more along the lines of forgetting to pick ... 13 Last-Minute Decisions That Changed World History 176.1k VIEWS History can change in an instant. A wrong turn, an off-the-cuff statement, or a single shot can forever alter the course of the ...