George Saunders's recent book, Lincoln in the Bardo, recounts how the 16th President spent some time in a Washington cemetery mausoleum after the death of his son Willie, being pestered by quirky ghosts. Yet, this is only the latest in a long line o...
Carlo M. Cipolla, an economic historian, born in Italy in 1922, dead in 2000, classified people into four groups: intelligent, helpless, bandit and stupid. However, Katharine Cook Briggs (1875-1968) and her daughter Isabel Briggs Myers came up with 16 types of personality types. Cipolla's emphasis on stupid people makes his findings interesting. Perhaps, it is not unwise to begin with a definition...
For this winter, the BBC have lined up a twelve part series of new documentaries on warfare. Here is the list.
(1) Tank Heroes of World War 11.
(2) Lancaster Bomber air crews. Unsung Heroes of Dresden.
(3) How Methane gas helped the Allies in World War 1.
(4) Napalm Heroes of the Vietnam War.
(5) Famous Torturers of World War 11..
(6) Scientific Heroes of Nuclear Fission.
(7) Enola Gay...
Robust writer and charismatic rhetorician David Irving has just published some astonishing revisionist historical allegations.
Yes: England's most non-UKIP of Holocaust revisionists now claims that Germany never lost the World Cup in 1966.
Irving does admit that he didn't always think of it this way. However, there was as long, slippery slope, before he finally found 'bullshit at the end of...
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Geoff Jacks of New York, NY is determined to squeeze every ounce of fun out of life, but is afraid to act on an opportunity when it comes. "Geoff has always been the kind of guy who is very hesitant to commit to plans, for fear of missing out on some...
Washington, DC In a history convention held in the nation's capitol, many facts came to light regarding some of history's most famous quotes.
For instance, John Paul Jones did say "Don't Give up the Ship!" but he added the line, "Sell it Instead!"
When Patrick Henry said "Give me liberty or give me death," history misplaced the part where he said, "On second thought, just give me liberty."...
WASHINGTON - Revisionist history is to be understood as a consciously falsified or distorted interpretation of the past to serve partisan or ideological purposes in the present.
The prime example of this kind of history is the Soviet Union under J...
The Battle of Qadisayeh marks the end of the Persian Empire, fought in 636 A.D. It was a decisive battle between ISIS, oops, Arab Muslim invaders and the Sassanid Persian army at Qadisayeh, presently a 2-hour drive to Baghdad.
Who to blame: George Bush, Obama or King Khosrau II? In fact, King Khosrau II, technically the last King of Sassanid Empire, was murdered along with 18 eligible male heir...
A journal recently discovered by historical researchers from the Institute of Hipsterism at the London Academy of Social Sciences reveals that Adolf Hitler originally grew his distinctive mustache as a joke. "I have adopted the most comical of mousta...
Housing has become a serious issue as of late. Age old issues of sub-standard housing and illegal tenant evictions still are still alive and well, recently having been joined by new scams and blood-suckers like sub-prime mortgages and time-share hucksters.
Worse than any of these, relatively recent quagmires, they are still nothing compared to those of the pre-Capitalist Feudal Era. Ah, yes,...
Finger paints are bright primary colors that artists apply to canvases using their fingers, rather than brushes, to save money and avoid costly cleanup.
During spring break, Miss Ruthie invented the medium when she was thinking of a "fun, creative project" for her daycare students. They got bored easily, she explained, and she wanted to find a way to divert them for the hours between nap time a...
Out of history often comes tales of those long dead returning to share visions and recalls of what was and may be. Here today, DeLisa ReNova of the BBC tells the story of her encounter with one of Britain's most famous innovators and heroes of WW2. A man who, in his time, helped change the course of world conflict...
Ms. ReNova begins by explaining her job at the BBC, "I am, by most definitions...
Throughout 1999, the world was held in worried limbo based on the idea that at midnight on December 31, the sky would, literally, come crashing down around them. This was based on the concern that computer operating systems that ran everything from space satellites to large airliners would freak out because there was no programmed year 2000 for it to roll into.
Instead, they w...
Salon de Provence, France - A recent discovery in the attic of an old chateau yielded additions to the legendary prophesies of Michel de Nostradame, popularly known as Nostradamus. Professor Yves de Shrimpone held a news conference yesterday at Ins...
King Khosrau II, technically the last King of Sassanid Empire, in 628 A.D., was murdered along with 18 eligible male heirs to the throne in a coup led by his son, Shiroye. Shiroye, the new king, did not last long. He died of plague within a year of accession. In fact, the death of Khosrau II was the last straw to wipe a grand civilization off the face of the earth. It never rose from the ground ag...
Many thought the bra would have been the most useful invention invented by the inventive. However, it has been pipped to the top of the clothing pops by trousers. Researchers for Hi! magazine who conducted the survey think that this was because most...
Major League Baseball is reportedly considering hitting Yankees third baseman Alex Rodriguez with a lifetime ban for steroid use. Let's look at some other famous examples of lifetime bans in sports.
434 B.C.: Hypatius of Rhodes is banned from competing in the Olympics after failing to disclose to officials that he is descended from Zeus.
1874: After he is discovered cheating, Pete McGraw is...
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