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Historical Facts
168.9k viewsAbsurdly Priced Things Throughout HistoryEconomic bubbles aren't unique to the 21st century, nor are they related solely to real estate. The phenomenon, in which the price...
Explainer
43.1k views12 Times Currency Was Rendered Almost Worthless (and Why)Some of the worst inflation in history has coincided with war, as several of the worthless (or nearly worthless) currencies on thi...
Money
99 votersThe History Of Multilevel Marketing And Pyramid SchemesIf you find it strange that your mother had parties to celebrate Tupperware or that your Facebook friend is trying to sell you ste...
Wealth
4.2k votersThe Most Unbelievably Excessive Homes In US HistoryWhile many of us stress about rent or mortgage, medical bills, and whether or not we can swing a vacation, the titans who erected ...
Historical Figures
8k views'Self-Made' Historical Figures Who Were Actually Already RichIf there's one thing people love, it's wildly wealthy people who started with nothing. The rags to riches story is timeless and en...
World History
17.2k viewsTimes The Economy Was On The Verge Of Total CollapseThe COVID-19 pandemic essentially laid waste to the economy, and just as it had gradually rounded back into shape by early 2022, a...
Weird
117.8k viewsThe Most Ridiculous And Over-The-Top Status Symbols Throughout HistoryHumans love to assert their social status through the use of recognizable, lusted-after symbols even when, objectively speaking, t...
Money
605.5k 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...
Interesting
173.9k views18 Things You Could Buy For One Dollar In 1900Although 99-cent stores and extra value menus would seem to disagree, a person with only a dollar doesn't have a whole lot of purc...
Interesting
211.6k viewsHealth Issues Throughout History That Made People Think You Were RichSometimes it feels like the rich get the best of everything: better cars, clothes, food - but do they get better diseases? While m...
Interesting
24.8k viewsHow Teeth Have Indicated Status Throughout HistoryA pearly-white smile wasn't always the status symbol it is today. In fact, people in the past frequently blackened or filed their ...
Plants
7.1k viewsThis Random Flower Became The Bitcoin of the 1600s And Almost Destroyed An Entire CountryWhen Bitcoin came screaming back into the public consciousness in late 2017, there was a lot of talk about whether or not Bitcoin ...
Interesting
118.7k views11 Historic People Who Had Crazy Last WillsSome last wills and testaments shatter family bonds, particularly when vast sums of wealth get left to the family dog and not to t...
Interesting
18.5k viewsThe 'Nigerian Prince' Scam Is Actually 200 Years OldEmail scams remain a fact of life in the digital era. While spam filters do an admirable job of keeping the more dangerous ones ou...
Interesting
383 votersThe Weirdest Things People Were Actually Taxed ForEverybody expects to be taxed, but what is appropriate to tax? We're all used to taxation on income, imports, vices, and the like....
Fictional Places
60 votersThe Market Cap Of 10 Of Our Favorite Fictional CompaniesFor many films, TV shows, and video games, made-up corporations are a key element of the story. For classic cartoons, an ever-pres...