5 Things Teachers Lied to You About Christopher Columbus

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Christopher Columbus is famous as the man who discovered the New World, better known today as North America. While it’s been established that some of the things you were taught in elementary school about the man were exaggerated a bit, there remain numerous details about the man and his life that you probably never realized were altered, skewed, or altogether fabricated. We suppose the best lesson

7 Series of Unfortunate Events (That Caused Horrible Disasters)

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We live in an increasingly more technologically focused world, with factories, power plants and breakfast cereals becoming more and more complex every day. As

5 Civilizations That Just Disappeared

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Have you ever misplaced your keys? How about the remote control? Maybe forgot where you parked your car? It’s a pretty frustrating thing, isn’t it? I

The 3 Biggest Things Done in a Small Amount of Time

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When a big project needs doing, you will always hear the builders bitching about the amount of time and manpower it’ll take to finish such a ‘massive’

4 Strange (And Unsolved) Disappearances

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Sad fact of life: people go missing all the time and they're never seen alive again. Sadder fact of life: people go missing all the time and they're never seen

5 More Least Likely Saviors From History

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Human history is strewn about with “saviors”. Whether that says something negative about mankind needing that much saving or about our gullibility, we’d rather not speculate. Instead, let’s focus on the often bizarre places from which these self-proclaimed messiahs tend to pop up.

8 Ancient Pirate Mysteries That Were Never Solved

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Back in the past, as the sailing technology was gradually developing, many people set off to explore the seas and oceans for various purposes. Some wanted to discover and colonize new lands, others were trying to profit from trading with other nations. But, hidden in the shadows, there were some people whose only goal was to get rich by plundering and stealing at sea. Those nasty and merciless peo

6 Ridiculous Weapons of War

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Conflict brings out genius. Genius, however, looks very similar to madness.Wars are won through tactics, which are usually dependent on technology. It's is

16 Highest Selling Items in Auction History

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In 1674, the first auction house was opened in Sweden. It was named Stockholms Auktionsverk. In modern times, thousands of precious antiques and historical

17 of the Most Horrifying Torture Devices Ever Conceived

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Torture isn’t particularly fun to think about, so we can only imagine how horrific it must be to actually have it done to you. Fortunately we as a society have pretty much done away with forms of brutal torture, unless you’re name is Jack Bauer and you’re just trying to save the world again. But looking back at the way the world used to be is pretty eye opening when you think about the sick deprav