History

The Acoustic Kitty project, or How the CIA trained a cat to follow the USSR

23-07-2022

The Acoustic Kitty project, or How the CIA trained a cat to ...

It's not just James Bond who can be a secret spy. We are talking about… a cat. Yes, yes, a simple cat! Trained and trained by ...

A British romantic has placed a marriage proposal in the most unusual place. It worked!

23-07-2022

A British romantic has placed a marriage proposal in the most ...

Making an offer to girls, modern guys show remarkable resourcefulness. They jump with a parachute, arrange jousting tournaments and ...

Not a single bottle of wine for the Musketeers, or How Dumas-father deceived us

23-07-2022

Not a single bottle of wine for the Musketeers, or How ...

On July 24, 1802, Alexander Dumas's father, the author of the famous Musketeer trilogy, was born. On his birthday, we want to tell ...

Bashkir-style robbery: the daring theft of millions from the bank helped to solve the children

23-07-2022

Bashkir-style robbery: the daring theft of millions from the ...

In May 2019, the story of the cashier of one of the banks in Salavat, Bashkiria, 36-year-old Louise Khairullina, appeared on most ...

Measurements of the length of skirts, forced haircuts and "cages of shame": everyday life in South Korea in the 70s

23-07-2022

Measurements of the length of skirts, forced haircuts and ...

We are well aware that North Korea is a totalitarian country in which the authorities control every step of their citizens and ...

The cold summer of 1816: how the weather change affected world history

23-07-2022

The cold summer of 1816: how the weather change affected ...

Every year, the negative human impact on the climate is becoming more and more obvious. The catastrophic melting of glaciers, ...

Beer Love Post: how to cook a real " Guinness»

23-07-2022

Beer Love Post: how to cook a real " Guinness»

In 1759, the Irish brewer Arthur Guinness signed a lease for an abandoned brewery at St James ' Gate in Dublin. The annual rent was ...

An interactive map has been created that will show where your city was located 750 million years ago

23-07-2022

An interactive map has been created that will show where your ...

Software developer Ian Webster has created an interactive map on the website dinosaurpictures.org , which shows how the Earth has ...

What does the legend of a bicycle embedded in a tree hide?

22-07-2022

What does the legend of a bicycle embedded in a tree hide?

A bicycle in a tree has long been a landmark of Vashon Island. But the sentimental legend that it belonged to a guy who was ...

Kristin Chubbuck — TV presenter who killed herself on the air

22-07-2022

Kristin Chubbuck — TV presenter who killed herself on the air

On July 15, 1974, an event occurred on the air of the WXLT-TV channel that the public remembered for a long time. The host of the ...

Poena cullei or "execution in a bag": the most severe Roman punishment

22-07-2022

Poena cullei or "execution in a bag": the most severe Roman ...

Burial alive, hanging, quartering, crucifixion… What kind of tortures were not invented by people to punish criminals and ...

How the British protected loved ones from body snatchers

22-07-2022

How the British protected loved ones from body snatchers

Students of the Faculty of Medicine in the UK of the XVIII century found themselves in a difficult situation. They used to use the ...

As Agatha Christie was schooled spree husband

22-07-2022

As Agatha Christie was schooled spree husband

Agata Mallowan, better known under the pseudonym of Agatha Christie, had a refined mind and a vivid imagination, thanks to which ...

15 Ancient Fossils That Will Make You Say "Wow"

22-07-2022

15 Ancient Fossils That Will Make You Say "Wow"

Although museums may seem boring to some, a bunch of bones and fossils from the age of dinosaurs is a completely different story.

Guillotine, silhouette and other things named after real people

22-07-2022

Guillotine, silhouette and other things named after real people

Have you ever wondered why things got such names as they have now? Why is "chair" exactly "chair", and not something else? ...

What Canadian prostitutes of the 1940s looked like

21-07-2022

What Canadian prostitutes of the 1940s looked like

In the first half of the XX century, the Canadian city of Montreal was known as the capital of sex tourism in North America. ...

What Riga looked like 30 years ago

21-07-2022

What Riga looked like 30 years ago

The Baltic States in the Soviet years were something like their "little abroad" — beautiful clean streets of Baltic cities, ...

The sex was the revolution: how did the sexual revolution in the West in the 1960s

21-07-2022

The sex was the revolution: how did the sexual revolution in ...

1960-e years were a turning point for sexuality in the West. What later became known as the "sexual revolution" was initiated by ...

The history of punk in female images from a living legend of the underground Vivien Goldman

21-07-2022

The history of punk in female images from a living legend of ...

Hardly anyone speaks about women's contribution to the history of the punk movement. Nevertheless, girls generation 70 — for ...

Alternatives to Notre Dame: 6 places in Paris with medieval magic

21-07-2022

Alternatives to Notre Dame: 6 places in Paris with medieval magic

In April, a fire destroyed Notre Dame, one of the main attractions of Paris. The 850-year-old building has suffered an irreparable ...

Land and Will: how Anarcho-socialism worked in the States of the 19th century

21-07-2022

Land and Will: how Anarcho-socialism worked in the States of ...

Americans are very offended when they are told that socialism was invented in Europe. In fact, the first half of the XIX century ...

The Subtle East and the fashionable West: an American's photo tour of Iran in 1967

21-07-2022

The Subtle East and the fashionable West: an American's photo ...

Before the 1979 Islamic Revolution, Iran was completely different from what it is today. Women dressed in Western fashion, freely ...

The story of a genocide: the Australian aborigines were considered animals up to 1970-ies

21-07-2022

The story of a genocide: the Australian aborigines were ...

U.S. 70-ies of the last century, racial segregation have almost ceased to remind myself. Dark-skinned artists, actors and ...

14 amazing funiculars from around the world

20-07-2022

14 amazing funiculars from around the world

Funiculars are not only one of the most impressive types of transport in terms of panoramas opening from the windows, but also ...

How our grandmothers quadrille men

20-07-2022

How our grandmothers quadrille men

We bring to your attention a dozen tips published by the British edition of The Daily Mail, which were relevant before the outbreak ...

11 most interesting lenses in the history of photography

20-07-2022

11 most interesting lenses in the history of photography

For almost two centuries, the art of photography has been developing, and with it the equipment that allows people to capture the ...