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13 Amazing Ice Age Facts

Ice Ages have always been a mystery to scientists. It’s a period of near-freezing global temperatures that often last millions of years. There were at least five major Ice Ages with approximately 12 periods of glacial expansion over the past one million years. Humans are believed to have developed significantly during the most recent period

13 Interesting Facts about Annie Oakley

The Wild West is often considered one of the most fascinating and colorful periods in American history. It inspired an entire genre of films with cowboys on horseback and gunslingers fighting to wrest control over the arid lands. Yet, only a handful of women from this period are known for their guts and tenacity. Annie

15 Greatest Women in History

It’s difficult to chronicle the lives of all the great women in history in a single telling. Each one of them impacted the world in a different way. Even after all the years, they continue to be the best examples of true women empowerment. From queens and cultural icons to concentration camp inmates, they often

15 Amazing Discoveries of Ancient Paintings

Many archaeologists admit that discovery of an historical object is often by sheer luck. Many of the greatest treasures in the world were discovered only after nonprofessionals stumbled upon them. Many of these lost objects were being searched for centuries. The same goes for ancient paintings as various major works of art were discovered by

15 Interesting Facts about Vasco Da Gama

Our first brush with Portuguese explorer Vasco da Gama was through the history textbook. He was the first European to land in India on 20 May 1948 after setting sail from Lisbon on 8 July 1497. After sailing down the western coast of Africa via Cape of Good Hope, the Vasco da Gama ship took

13 Causes That Led to the American Civil War

The American Civil War was fought from 1861 to 1865 and remains the bloodiest war in US history. Four years of fighting left nearly 750,000 soldiers dead. It was fought between the Union, largely representing the North, and the Confederate States of South that broke away from America following President Abraham Lincoln’s election. The two

15 Interesting Things about Ancient Chinese Mythology

Chinese mythology is rich and complex and dates back to more than 4,000 years. Chinese myths are intertwined with history and reality and make up for some fascinating tales. Chinese gods are often worshipped as historical figures and myths are treated as reality. The three great religious traditions — Buddhism, Confucianism, and Taoism have all

13 Unbelievable Stories from World War 2

World War 2 was arguably the fiercest battle ever fought in the history of mankind. Millions of people fought and died in the six-year war that lasted from 1939 to 1945, and in the conflicts that began much earlier. Like all other battles, this war too had more than its share of amazing stories. While