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Crazy beauty techniques from the past that make the hair stand on end

17-11-2021

Crazy beauty techniques from the past that make the hair ...

Over time, ideas about female beauty have changed, and sometimes the words "beauty requires sacrifice" had the most literal ...

Greatest Couples From Comic Book Movies

17-11-2021

Greatest Couples From Comic Book Movies

Comic book couples are like real couples except, you know, the superhero angle. These are the greatest couples in comic history.

Medieval ladies in arms: instructions for the protection of the castle when her husband not at home

17-11-2021

Medieval ladies in arms: instructions for the protection of ...

Medieval feudal lords rarely sat at home. They went with the orders of the overlord, participated in tournaments, Crusades, wars ...

Horror repeats itself: the same type of motifs on vintage horror posters

17-11-2021

Horror repeats itself: the same type of motifs on vintage ...

There is nothing strange in the fact that certain images and concepts of fear are repeated in the horror genre. Themes of horror ...

Length does matter: unique images of brides 30 years

17-11-2021

Length does matter: unique images of brides 30 years

In the history of the world 30 years remember the economic difficulties caused by the great depression, but the fashion was still ...

Two Moscow in one frame

17-11-2021

Two Moscow in one frame

Konstantin Konovalov, a cartoonist from Moscow, conducts a photo project "Two Moscow" about the historical appearance of the city ...

The 12 oldest restaurants in the world that are still operating

17-11-2021

The 12 oldest restaurants in the world that are still operating

Nowadays, so many restaurants and cafes open every day and close almost immediately that you don't even have time to get upset that ...

Harvey's Casino's Highest Bid: Why the biggest US Bomb failed to be defused

17-11-2021

Harvey's Casino's Highest Bid: Why the biggest US Bomb failed ...

On August 26, 1980, the night administrator of the Harvey’s casino and hotel, located in Nevada, found a large object covered ...

How and when did the Jews appear in Russia

16-11-2021

How and when did the Jews appear in Russia

It is known that Jews have been living on the territory of Russia, Ukraine and Belarus since time immemorial. Surprisingly, the ...

"For our and your freedom": how many Russians fought for the Poles in the Warsaw Uprising

16-11-2021

"For our and your freedom": how many Russians fought for the ...

According to the Warsaw Historical Museum, 40,000 people took part in the 1944 uprising, of which 1% were not Poles. ...

15 real photos of the Shah of Iran and his harem, in which there were almost 100 women

16-11-2021

15 real photos of the Shah of Iran and his harem, in which ...

The harem appears to the European as a kind of abode of young and beautiful women from the Arabian fairy tales "1000 and one ...

"Don't eat with a knife", "don't take out the trash in the evening" and other folk signs that we somehow believe in

16-11-2021

"Don't eat with a knife", "don't take out the trash in the ...

Surely, you, like many other people, cross your fingers when you see a black cat crossing your path. Or do you use the salt shaker ...

Stormy intimate life of Generalissimo Suvorov - the winner on the battlefield and in bed

15-11-2021

Stormy intimate life of Generalissimo Suvorov - the winner on ...

Alexander Vasilyevich Suvorov is rightfully among the ten best commanders in history. Everyone knows him as a winner, a father to ...

Army of the Living Dead: why the Knights of the Order of St. Lazarus were so called

15-11-2021

Army of the Living Dead: why the Knights of the Order of St. ...

Among the military monastic organizations of the Crusaders there was the Order of St. Lazarus, which accepted knights with leprosy. ...

Miracle Lee Kuan yew or Singapore tackle corruption and became the financial center of Asia

15-11-2021

Miracle Lee Kuan yew or Singapore tackle corruption and ...

Singapore was not always a prosperous state. Today it is called a miracle, and millions of tourists and entrepreneurs are choosing ...

Unique photos from the first Australian Antarctic Expedition of 1911-1914

15-11-2021

Unique photos from the first Australian Antarctic Expedition ...

In 1911, a group of scientists and adventurers led by geologist Douglas Mawson left the Australian city of Hobart. A team of 37 ...

Multinational wealth of the Russian Empire of the 1870s‑1880s

15-11-2021

Multinational wealth of the Russian Empire of the 1870s‑1880s

In 1864, a young resident of Ohio, George Kennan, joined a group of researchers in search of a possible route for laying a ...

Photos from the past that are worth seeing

15-11-2021

Photos from the past that are worth seeing

The phrase "a picture instead of a thousand words" was coined by the American newspaper editor Arthur Brisbane in 1911. These ...

What did barbershops look like in the late XIX - early XX century

14-11-2021

What did barbershops look like in the late XIX - early XX century

A few years ago, the world did not even hear about the fashion for beards, barbershops and everything related to it. Until ...

One Ilyich and three Stalinodars: four attempts to rename Moscow

14-11-2021

One Ilyich and three Stalinodars: four attempts to rename Moscow

Renaming cities, streets, parks, sidewalks was one of the main entertainments of the Soviet nomenclature. Thousands of toponyms ...

15 inventions of the Victorian era that shock with their madness and absurdity

14-11-2021

15 inventions of the Victorian era that shock with their ...

The Victorian era began in 1837 with the arrival of Queen Victoria and lasted until 1901. During this period, people managed to ...

The Murder of Sylvia Likens: The Story of America's Most Brutal Crime

14-11-2021

The Murder of Sylvia Likens: The Story of America's Most ...

The case of Sylvia Likens is considered the worst case of child abuse in the United States, which still stirs the minds of caring ...

Bathing the Red Chairman: The story of Mao Zedong's record-breaking swim

14-11-2021

Bathing the Red Chairman: The story of Mao Zedong's ...

The story of how the Great Helmsman in his eighth decade struggled with nature. The creator of Communist China, Mao Zedong, is an ...

This is the Wild Middle Ages: the 5 most sinful popes in the history of Rome

14-11-2021

This is the Wild Middle Ages: the 5 most sinful popes in the ...

There is nothing more dangerous than a fool with power. There are dozens, if not hundreds of madcap monarchs left in history, whom ...

From the royal table: culinary preferences of Russian emperors

13-11-2021

From the royal table: culinary preferences of Russian emperors

What did the Russian emperors like to eat? In this issue you will learn about the gastronomic preferences of the heads of the ...

"The Russian maiden scorns me": how the Viking Harald the Harsh achieved love of the daughter of Yaroslav the Wise

13-11-2021

"The Russian maiden scorns me": how the Viking Harald the ...

King of Norway Harald III the Severe went down in history as a brave soldier, a successful politician and the king of the Vikings, ...