The Historical Contexts Collection
The Biggest Mistakes That Changed History 9k 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 29.2k VIEWS Movie plot holes annoy and confuse audiences when filmmakers abandon storylines, characters suddenly gain superhuman powers, or ... The Eeriest Coincidences Throughout History 36.6k 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 752.5k VIEWS For the average person, "the deed" is a private event that takes place behind closed doors. But sex in history ... 12 People Who Were Right All Along, But No One Listened To Them 58.8k 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 59.5k 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) 17k 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) ... 13.1k VIEWS Powerful leaders walk around everyday with bull's-eyes on their backs. And the world would likely be a much different ... 25 Things You Love That Were Accidents 5k 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? 87.1k 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 105.2k VIEWS It's incredible to imagine, but some small countries in all corners of the globe used to be capitals of mighty empires ... 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 38.2k 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 ... 15.6k 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 8.2k VIEWS Everybody experiences brain farts from time to time, but the fallout is usually more along the lines of forgetting to pick ... Last Minute Decisions That Completely Changed World History Forever 123.7k 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 ... These Were The Ideal Beauty Standards For Men And Women Throughout The 20th ... 1M VIEWS Beauty is fluid. For proof, look no further than the varied beauty and fashion trends popular in the United States in the 20th ... 12 Bizarre Archaeological Finds That Rewrote History As We Know It 53.2k VIEWS Archaeology aims to open a window into the past by unearthing artifacts that show exactly how human's ancestors used to live. 12 Historical Events You Didn't Realize Famous Figures Lived Through 24.1k VIEWS It's a sister phenomenon to Historical Events You Won't Believe Happened at the Same Time: Historical Events You Didn't Realize ... Lies and Untruths That Affected Human History 99.8k VIEWS When an average person tells a white lie, it’s for something trivial like wanting to spare another's feelings or attempting to ...