10 Horrifying Ways America's Puritans Persecuted The Quakers

10 Horrifying Ways America’s Puritans Persecuted The Quakers

“I would carry fire in one hand,” an early American preacher once told his congregation, “to burn all the Quakers in the world.” He was one of the Puritans who had set sail for America…

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10 Letters From Everyday People On The Other Side Of History

10 Letters From Everyday People On The Other Side Of History

History rewrites the past. It doesn’t just record what happened—it changes it. With a sweep of the pen, it labels whole nations of people as monsters and villains. It reduces soldiers on the other side…

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10 Various Moments In The History Of Prostitution

10 Various Moments In The History Of Prostitution

The world’s oldest profession (or so they say), prostitution is as old as it is provocative. It’s safe to say that prostitution has been around as long as civilization itself. It has almost always come…

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10 Nazi Scientists Who Survived The War

10 Nazi Scientists Who Survived The War

In the lead-up to World War II, it was well understood that the Third Reich was the most formidable force of science and technology that the world had ever seen. Blending occult lore and magic…

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10 Bloody Facts About The Mamluks

10 Bloody Facts About The Mamluks

It is rare to find an everyday person, even a university-educated one, who has heard of the Mamluks. Sometimes spelled as “Mameluke,” the Mamluks were slave soldiers who rebelled against their rulers to establish their…

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10 Havens During The Holocaust

10 Havens During The Holocaust

During the time of Hitler’s rise to power and the ensuing Holocaust, Jews and other targeted people faced oppression, deportation, and death. People fleeing these circumstances had few options. Many countries were reluctant to welcome…

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10 World Traditions Of Death Throughout History

10 World Traditions Of Death Throughout History

Since the dawn of time, human beings have been obsessed with death, dying, and our ultimate fate in this mortal coil that we know will be our destiny. We know we’re going to die, and…

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10 Wild Stories From The Anti-Marijuana Campaign

10 Wild Stories From The Anti-Marijuana Campaign

Recreational marijuana use didn’t become an issue in the United States until after the Mexican Revolution in the 1910s, when immigrants arriving in the US brought with them their intoxicant of choice. “Marijuana” was Mexican…

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10 Historical Figures Who May Have Been Gayer Than You Think

10 Historical Figures Who May Have Been Gayer Than You Think

History is a funny thing. Laid out in a textbook, it all seems rather simple. Fact follows fact, and each historical event is presented with a certainty that convinces the reader that the author knows…

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10 Fascinating Stories From Legendary Mercenaries

10 Fascinating Stories From Legendary Mercenaries

It is a common refrain that prostitution is the oldest profession in the world. If that is true, then the second oldest is being a soldier-for-hire. Mercenaries have always been a part of warfare, and…

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