History

What the ice hides: 12 scary finds found in glaciers

05-05-2022

What the ice hides: 12 scary finds found in glaciers

Ice is the best way to preserve something that has been known since time immemorial. The ice of our planet holds many secrets that ...

6 of the most cruel tests that women from different countries of the world go to for the sake of beauty

05-05-2022

6 of the most cruel tests that women from different countries ...

The expression "victims of fashion" is firmly in use, although few people know the history of its appearance. Women have long ...

Films about epidemics: 8 films with creepy scenarios

05-05-2022

Films about epidemics: 8 films with creepy scenarios

Today, the most popular topic in the media and on the Internet is the Chinese coronavirus, which originated in the Middle Kingdom. ...

The oldest photos of their kind: from the first daguerreotype to the first Instagram post

05-05-2022

The oldest photos of their kind: from the first daguerreotype ...

The term "photography" appeared at the beginning of the XIX century, but the history of this art form has its roots in much more ...

How did the young ladies from the institutes of noble maidens really live

04-05-2022

How did the young ladies from the institutes of noble maidens ...

On May 5, 1764, 257 years ago, the Smolny Institute of Noble Maidens was founded in St. Petersburg. Life in such institutions, ...

How did high-heeled shoes appear and what does it have to do with horsemen from Ancient Persia

04-05-2022

How did high-heeled shoes appear and what does it have to do ...

Today, high-heeled shoes are worn for beauty and as a tribute to modern fashion. But such an approach would have seemed strange to ...

Drugs, Hellish hairstyles and Communism: The Nightlife of 80's Belgrade

04-05-2022

Drugs, Hellish hairstyles and Communism: The Nightlife of ...

It is not surprising that the 1980s are remembered with special nostalgia by Serbs, because less than a decade later, Yugoslavia ...

1858: portraits of the last surviving veterans of the Napoleonic Wars

04-05-2022

1858: portraits of the last surviving veterans of the ...

The Battle of Waterloo in 1815 was Napoleon Bonaparte's last defeat. But even after his death in 1821, the surviving soldiers of ...

Fossil stool researchers: who are they and why our future is in their hands

04-05-2022

Fossil stool researchers: who are they and why our future is ...

Sitting down in the eagle pose to empty his intestines, the ancient man could not even imagine that in thousands of years his pile ...

No eroticism for you! Breeches, grace and other underwear of the USSR times

04-05-2022

No eroticism for you! Breeches, grace and other underwear of ...

Modern people, looking at all this, will probably ask themselves one question – how were we born, because in such a horror only ...

Glamorous 40s in color and excellent quality

04-05-2022

Glamorous 40s in color and excellent quality

Suddenly it turned out that absolutely stunning pictures can be found in the archives of glossy magazines. The publishing house ...

How in Russia, without doctors, they determined the onset of death

03-05-2022

How in Russia, without doctors, they determined the onset of ...

Nowadays, the death certificate, with rare exceptions, is carried out by a medical professional-a doctor or a paramedic. But just a ...

10 cases when inventions killed their inventors

03-05-2022

10 cases when inventions killed their inventors

Today, as a hundred years ago, people do not stop inventing something new. But in the past, there were no computers and phones, and ...

10 buildings in St. Petersburg that are amazing inside

03-05-2022

10 buildings in St. Petersburg that are amazing inside

The architectural masterpieces of the northern capital are beautiful not only from the outside but also from the inside.

A buxom sex bomb for president! The PR stunt that won America over

03-05-2022

A buxom sex bomb for president! The PR stunt that won America ...

In 1964, the actress Jane Mansfield, a dazzling platinum blonde with a juicy bust, put forward her brilliant candidacy for the post ...

Pre-revolutionary Russia in the first color photographs of the 1910s by Pyotr Vedenisov

03-05-2022

Pre-revolutionary Russia in the first color photographs of ...

Pyotr Ivanovich Vedenisov-a wealthy nobleman, was born in 1866, after graduating from the Moscow Conservatory in 1888, he came to ...

"Atypical girls": representatives of the punk movement from the 70s to the 90s

02-05-2022

"Atypical girls": representatives of the punk movement from ...

These rare photos, published recently in Sam Nee's book "Atypical Girls: Styles and Sounds of the Transatlantic Indie Revolution" ...

Who are the urine collectors and why in the old days the combat capability of the army depended on them

02-05-2022

Who are the urine collectors and why in the old days the ...

Starting from the dark Middle Ages and ending with the enlightened 18th century, in the cities of Europe, you could meet people who ...

Foreign geisha in early 20th-century Japan

02-05-2022

Foreign geisha in early 20th-century Japan

We have repeatedly published old postcards from the beginning of the last century, on which the masters of seduction – Japanese ...

Published photos of London skinheads taken in the 1980s

02-05-2022

Published photos of London skinheads taken in the 1980s

London skinheads have been called "the most intimidating subculture in the UK", and the photos presented convey this feeling from ...

Pirate Love, or same-sex marriage under the " Jolly Roger»

02-05-2022

Pirate Love, or same-sex marriage under the " Jolly Roger»

We are sure that we know a lot about pirates. They drink rum, carry a parrot on their shoulders, creak a wooden leg, and rob sea ...

What did the very first fire extinguishers look like

02-05-2022

What did the very first fire extinguishers look like

On February 7, 1863, engineer Alan Cray in Virginia, USA, officially patented the first fire extinguisher. The first use of glass ...

Britain's spookiest attraction — The Mummy of Jeremy Bentham

02-05-2022

Britain's spookiest attraction — The Mummy of Jeremy Bentham

Big Ben, the London Eye, Tower Bridge — these places of Great Britain have become its calling cards. But there is an exhibit in ...

"Let's go to cut down the Germans": how collaborators from the Russian Liberation Army liberated Prague in 1945

02-05-2022

"Let's go to cut down the Germans": how collaborators from ...

The northern and eastern parts of the Czech Republic were liberated by the Red Army, and the west – by the US troops. But for ...

The long death of the drunkard Michael Malloy, who became an urban legend

02-05-2022

The long death of the drunkard Michael Malloy, who became an ...

This is the story of an Irish homeless man named Michael Malloy, whose death was included in a number of lists of "amazing and ...

The story of the life and tragic death of Lucia Zarate — the easiest woman in history

02-05-2022

The story of the life and tragic death of Lucia Zarate — ...

Amazing records from the famous Guinness Book are registered, and then they are broken. That's why it comes out so regularly. But ...