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Historical Facts & Figures

Firsthand Accounts
308.6k viewsFirsthand Descriptions Of Historical Figures As ChildrenPerceptions of historical figures are often very different from reality. Descriptions of prolific men and women across the ages ma...
Historical Facts
1.1k votersHistorical Misconceptions We Keep Seeing That Make Us FrustratedHistory is full of dumb tropes that many people accept as fact. Think of the many infamous utterances of famous people that likely...
Historical Figures
276.7k viewsHistorical Figures Who Are Consistently Misrepresented In Pop CultureIt's no secret that Hollywood takes liberties when presenting historical figures on screen. Biopics like Marie Antoinette and J. E...
Historical Figures
235.3k viewsHistorical Figures Who Are Nothing Like The People They're Painted To BeSome historical figures seem larger than life, like Cleopatra, Gandhi, Marie Antoinette, and Mother Teresa. But sometimes these hi...
Debunking
7k votersThe Least Accurate Movies About Historical FiguresThe lives of historical figures have provided Hollywood with film fodder for decades. Biographical movies aren't necessarily as ac...
Historical Figures
154.9k viewsThe Most Influential Illegitimate Children Throughout HistoryNo matter how many times a priest told royals and prominent citizens to keep it in their pants, there were still famous people bor...
Myths & Legends
16.4k votersThe Biggest Historical Myths That People Think Are FactDid Edison actually invent the light bulb? Did Vikings really wear those silly hats? Did Catherine the Great truly die in a compro...
481 votersHow History's Most Famous Extroverts Changed HistoryPsychologist Carl Jung first came up with the idea of introverts and extroverts in the 1920s. Introverts, he concluded, find socia...
People Trivia
6.2k voters15 Last Words That Sound Made Up But Aren'tLast words are a tricky business. Many famous ones have been misquoted, misattributed, distorted by rumor, or just plain made up. ...
World History
26.6k viewsHistory's Biggest Mass Deportations and What the Consequences WereThe looming threat of Trump deportations are a worry for many inhabitants of the United States in 2017. The Orange President vowed...
540 votersHistorical Figures Who Were Accomplishing Feats Of Greatness A Lot Younger Than You ThoughtSome of history's most notable individuals were high achievers at a surprisingly young age. Many of the men and women on this list...
Myths & Legends
5.9k votersHistorical Objects Most People Think Are Legendary But Actually ExistedIt's easy to dismiss spectacular, sordid, or powerful historical objects as mythical or the stuff of legends. Sometimes, items fro...
Myths & Legends
26.7k viewsHistorical Kings That People Literally Believed Would Rise From The DeadWhen a king dies, does he really kick the bucket? It's hard to say for all of them, but at least some kings will return – their le...
History
606.2k views14 Actors, Authors, Athletes, And Artists (And One Scientist) Who Died BrokeHistory is full of riches-to-rags stories about fallen stars and tragic historical figures who died dead broke - or close to it. S...
Photography
1.3m views17 Plaster Face Molds Of Famous Historical Figures That Were Made Moments After They DiedDeath masks are an eerie glimpse into the final moments of life. These detailed sculptures of prominent historical figures were ma...
Historical Figures
210.8k votersThe Most Influential People of All TimeThis is a list of the most influential people of all of human history. This means that the individuals on this list have had a sig...
History
10.5k voters30 Of History's Biggest BadassesWhen you think of the biggest badasses in history, who comes to mind? Rambo, Stone-cold Steve Austin, maybe even the self-proclaim...
Food History
1.3k votersThe Most Historically Important FoodstuffsHuman history is built on food. Just about any social occasion or backroom deal, no matter how small, has had some kind of food pr...
Historical Figures
1.5m views10 Historically Important Figures With Extra Colorful Personal LivesSome of the most prolific figures in history got off in ways that would have been considered untoward in their time.  Nowadays, m...
Historical Figures
6.4m viewsGroundbreaking CGI Shows What Historical Figures Actually Looked LikeMany a Social Studies teacher has promised to “bring history to life,” but the art of 3D facial reconstruction actually pulls it o...