History

Soaring Facts About Olympics

Soaring Facts About the Olympics

June 3, 2019

Two Japanese pole vault players tied for the second place in 1936 Berlin Olympics. They refused to participate in the tie-breaker. When they came back to Japan, they cut their silver and bronze medals in half and made two half-silver and half-bronze medals. In 1908, Russia’s olympic team reached the Olympic venue 12 days late […]

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Fun Facts About Inventions and Discoveries

Fun Facts About Inventions and Discoveries

May 19, 2019

The first webcam was invented to keep a check on coffee level in the breakroom without having to get up and go there. The roller coasters were invented to distract the people from debauchery like going to brothels. LaMarcus invented the roller coaster to make people enjoy the roller coaster ride instead of doing sinful […]

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Destructive Facts About Famous Earthquakes And Volcanos

Destructive Facts About Famous Earthquakes And Volcanoes

May 15, 2019

The Earth faces about 500,000 earthquakes in a year, of which about 100,000 are felt by people. The 2011 earthquake in Japan was so powerful that it caused a shift in the Earth’s axis, shortened the day’s length by 1.8 microseconds and shifted Japan 2 meters to the East. The 2004 Indonesian earthquake compressed the […]

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Facts About Princess Diana

May 10, 2019

Prince Charles was 31 when he proposed to Princess Diana. Princess Diana was only 19. Prince Charles had to mary Princess Diana because of the royal custom that required him to marry a virgin. Princess Diana shook the false belief that touching AIDS patient could transmit AIDS. She shook the hand of an AIDS patient […]

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Interesting and Rare Facts About Chernobyl

Interesting And Rare Facts About Chernobyl

May 7, 2019

The first firemen who reached the spot of Chernobyl meltdown stood right above the burning core. They died within a few weeks. They were exposed to a radiation of 30,000 roentgen per hour. Their bodies were so radioactive that their coffins were made of lead to prevent the radiation from their body to leak out. […]

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Rare Unknown Facts About World War II

Rare Unknown Facts About World War II

May 6, 2019

When World War II began in 1939, BBC stopped it broadcasts and resumed them in 1945 exactly at the same spot where it had stopped – a Mickey Mouse cartoon. USA provided $11 billion aid to the Soviet Union during the World War II. To this, in 1943, Joseph Stalin said, “We would have lost […]

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Trivia and Facts About Venice

Trivia and Facts About Venice

May 2, 2019

In the 16th c. Venice, there was a bridge where prostitutes could stand and show their breasts to potential clients. The bridge was called “Ponte delle Tette” or the bridge of tits. It still exists today. Venice was Europe’s second largest city in the 15th century and the wealthiest city in the world due to […]

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Weird Facts About Ancient Rome

Weird Facts About Ancient Rome

April 27, 2019

The Romans had a toilet pantheon. As per the Roman mythology, when the toilet was clogged, you’d pray to the great sewer goddess Venus Cloacina, and when the you were constipated, you’d pray to Crepitus. Roman statesman Marcus Varro in 36BCE predicted that there are small creatures that cannot be seen with eyes which enter […]

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Facts About Anne Frank From Her Diary

Facts About Anne Frank From Her Diary

April 23, 2019

Anne Frank was a German-born Jew at the time when Hitler’s atrocities were at peak. The account of events of her hiding from getting caught and then spending a horrific time at Auschwitz Concentration Camps are told by a diary she wrote almost regularly. She began writing at 13 years of age and dies at […]

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Interesting John Cabot Facts and Discoveries

March 13, 2019

John Cabot (Giovanni Caboto) was European explorer and among the rare early Europeans who ventured to explore North America. It is uncertain where he was born, but the mostly believed origin is Italy. Known for his three voyages, It is believed that John Cabot might have died on his last voyage. Read on for more […]

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Facts About Georges Seurat

Facts About Georges Seurat

January 30, 2019

Geoges Seurat (1859 – 1891) was a French painter known for inventing painting techniques known as chromoluminarism and pointillism. His work was not just artistically intriguing but also appealed mathematical and scientific minds. He was a key influencer of the 19th century paintings and also initiated Neo-impressionism. Read on for interesting facts on Georges Seurat. […]

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Facts About Thomas Clarkson

Facts About Thomas Clarkson

January 28, 2019

Thomas Clarkson (1760 – 1846) was the first ambassador and promoter of the first anti-trafficking campaign that lasted from 1787 to 1807. After helping eliminate slavery from the British Empire, Thomas Clarkson also took the initiative to eliminate slavery from the rest of the world. Committee for the Abolition of the African Slave Trade In […]

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