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1.4k voters15 Weird Forgotten Holidays We Should Totally Bring BackAre you happy with the holidays we currently have? Or do you think it's time to bring in some new blood? We don't necessarily have...
Interesting
573.5k viewsImportant Historical Artifacts That Are Still MissingMuseums are home to collections of relics from around the world, allowing the general public to interact with history. However, ma...
History
689.7k views14 Companies That Have Been Around For Centuries That Are Still Open TodayImagine drinking a beer that's brewed with decade upon decade of history, or visiting a hotel that's more than a thousand years ol...
History
177.4k views11 Genocides That Have Been Turned Into HolidaysWho doesn’t love to party down on a federally mandated holiday? Usually the people who know what actually happened on said holiday...
World History
517 votersThe Most Unexpected Shortages In HistoryIt probably doesn't come as news to anyone that markets will occasionally run short of something, and not just the staples like fo...
Weird
452 votersWacky Ways People Were Voted Into Power Throughout HistoryPeople tend to get super serious during political discussions because politics are a pretty serious matter - most of the time. Ami...
History
529 voters11 Of The Most Important Missing Historical Documents We'd Like To SeeWritten accounts from the ancient world have been copied, studied, summarized, and paraphrased by later writers, who, for their pa...
History
17.1k voters25 Things You Love That Were AccidentsEverything has an origin story. From superheroes, to whatever you had for breakfast, someone sat down and said, “I am going to mak...
History
11.5k votersPeople Initially Called Crazy Who Were Right All AlongSometimes when people point out how wrong a prevailing theory is, others scoff or consider them crazy. But just because an idea ha...
History
168.2k viewsThe 10 Most-Watched Events In Television HistoryGetting millions or even billions of people around the world to do the same thing at the same time is no small feat. Every once in...
The End of the World
48.1k viewsTimes Dystopian Novels Predicted Real Life EventsScience fiction can get eerily detailed sometimes, especially when displaying an imperfect, dystopian future. Well, at least we ca...
Explainer
1.6m views13 Last-Minute Decisions That Changed World HistoryHistory can change in an instant. A wrong turn, an off-the-cuff statement, or a single shot can forever alter the course of the wo...
History
858 voters11 Times Throughout History People Said, "Fine, I'll Do It Myself!" - And DidWhen you want something done, you just have to do it yourself. Or so the saying goes.  Individuals throughout history have taken...
Historical Facts
966 voters10 Historical Lies Even History Buffs Are Guilty Of BelievingNapoleon Bonaparte allegedly said, "History is a set of lies that people have agreed upon." As the past recedes further behind us,...
History
5.4k voters12 Times In History Where Things Didn't Exactly Go As PlannedWe talk a lot about fails during our time. But there are hilarious historical "fails" that have been memorialized throughout all t...
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491 voters10 Facts About Real Historical Booby Traps That Make Us Rethink Our Next Treasure HuntPopular culture shows us booby traps a lot. Indiana Jones braves trap after perilous trap during his searches for treasure, while ...