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Interesting
148.7k viewsHidden Treasure That Might Still Be Out ThereBuried treasure. Lost gold. Hidden cash. Loot. Few things fire the imagination like the idea of a vast hoard of gems, precious met...
Artifacts
13.9k votersSuper Weird And Interesting Historical Artifacts That Will Mesmerize YouHistorical artifacts and photographs never fail to fascinate – they're like mysterious keys to other cultures – but this roundup o...
History
57.2k views11 Historical Armies That Fought Completely NakedEven if armor seems like a good idea for warriors heading into battle, some don't believe that it's necessary. In fact, there have...
World History
1.3k votersThe Most WTF, Trivial Things Countries Have Fought OverThere have been a lot of dumb things countries have fought over. You might think entire nations wouldn't have petty disputes like ...
Ancient History
227.3k viewsCrazy Facts About Britain Before ChristianityChristianity truly began to take hold in Britain around the turn of the 7th Century, with the arrival of Anglo-Saxons. Prior to th...
Explainer
292.8k viewsLarge-Scale Paranoid Conspiracies That Turned Out to Be TrueEveryone has an irrational fear of something. Maybe you're skeptical about the number 12. Maybe you believe every cop has it out f...
World History
2.6m viewsThe 10 Cruelest, Most Unfair Weddings In The History of Western CultureSecret weddings in history are proof that not all proposals end with happily ever after. Throughout history, couples have had to m...
History
354.1k views17 Monuments That Were Removed in DisgraceNobody ever thinks that when they put up a monument to someone that they'll have to take it down later because the memorialized di...
History
256.1k viewsInside 'The General Crisis,' Statistically The Worst Time In History To Be AliveWhat was the General Crisis? It was a period of unbelievable global strife, rebellion, death, and revolution that took place over ...
Historical Facts
34.8k viewsThe Most Historically Important Food InnovationsFood is one of the greatest necessities and joys of our modern world. We eat to survive, but we also eat for pleasure, and we have...
Politics
733 votersThe Most Bizarre Governments In History, RankedHuman beings have been in the business of government for a long time. Since we first developed language, we have been arguing over...
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41k viewsThe Most Weaponized Poison In World History: The Deadly Trail Of Arsenic Through The AgesArsenic: it’s been called the “king of poisons” and the “poison of kings.” And for good reason – it has a lengthy, storied history...
Places/Travel
434 votersThe Surprising Meanings Behind Countries' Unique FlagsFrom a lion holding a sword to three legs connected at the thigh to a carnivorous eagle absolutely demolishing a snake, there are ...
Bugs
468 voters11 Surprising Historical Items That Were Created Using Spider SilkItems made of spider silk have a strange but alluring appeal around the world despite, or perhaps because of, the fact that many p...
Lifestyle
103k viewsPurrfectly Odd Things You Didn't Know About Cat Worship in HistoryThe history of cat worship primarily centers around ancient Egypt, but that's not the only place where reverence for all things fe...
Military
596 votersThe Best History Podcasts That Make Learning FunList of the best history podcasts on the iTunes store, voted on by history buffs like yourself. There are a variety of good histor...
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53.1k views9 Historical Events That Took Place At The BarA night out at the local dive with your friends is usually pretty predictable. You might get hit on by a creepy guy old guy that r...
Fads
302 votersExtreme Historical Hobbies That Sound Made-Up - But Aren’tThe ancient hobbies of years gone by are fascinating and fraught with interesting facts that many of us might not know today. Peop...