History

Where the children of the Sodder family disappeared: a mystery that has no answer even after 76 years

11-11-2021

Where the children of the Sodder family disappeared: a ...

On Christmas Night in 1945, the Sodder family's house in Fayetteville, West Virginia, was engulfed in flames. The house burned to ...

Vintage luxury: as passenger flights looked in the 50s

10-11-2021

Vintage luxury: as passenger flights looked in the 50s

In today's world you kind of forget about how it was cool to fly on iron bird in the sky. But in the 50's people have not been ...

Ivan Rykov's Skopinsky Bank: the first pyramid in Russia, which appeared 100 years before MMM

10-11-2021

Ivan Rykov's Skopinsky Bank: the first pyramid in Russia, ...

Everyone knows how financial pyramids work these days. But few people know that this is not such a modern way of cheating. At the ...

How a Jewish boy Ilya Halperin became the son of an SS regiment and "the youngest Nazi of the Reich"

10-11-2021

How a Jewish boy Ilya Halperin became the son of an SS ...

In October 1941, five-year-old Ilya Galperin witnessed the execution of the people closest to him-his mother, sister and brother. ...

11 rare shots from the construction of the Statue of Liberty

10-11-2021

11 rare shots from the construction of the Statue of Liberty

The Statue of Liberty was designed by Frederic Bartholdi together with engineer Gustave Eiffel (who worked on the frame). It was ...

Evolution of the Victoria's Secret Underwear Catalog

09-11-2021

Evolution of the Victoria's Secret Underwear Catalog

Victoria's Secret underwear brand was founded in 1977 by a guy named Roy Raymond, who wanted to create a place where you could buy ...

Why did Catherine II plan to introduce polygamy in the Russian Empire

09-11-2021

Why did Catherine II plan to introduce polygamy in the ...

Empress Catherine II came from her native Prussian hinterland to distant snow-covered Russia as a child. 15-year-old ...

"Purification" of blood: the secret project of the Nazis to grow superdets

09-11-2021

"Purification" of blood: the secret project of the Nazis to ...

As you know, the ideology of the Third Reich was based on the postulate of the superiority of the Aryan race over all others. The ...

The unchildlike secret of the "Golden Key", or Why Malvina had blue hair

09-11-2021

The unchildlike secret of the "Golden Key", or Why Malvina ...

The fairy tale "The Golden Key, or the Adventures of Pinocchio" is probably familiar to everyone. Moreover, everyone knows that the ...

The airship that could: how a German aircraft broke the flight range record without wanting to

09-11-2021

The airship that could: how a German aircraft broke the ...

More than a hundred years ago, the legendary flight of the Zeppelin LZ 104 airship, also known as the "African Ship", was made. The ...

Edvard Munch and Vincent Van Gogh: parallels

09-11-2021

Edvard Munch and Vincent Van Gogh: parallels

The Dutchman Vincent Van Gogh and the Norwegian Edvard Munch have never met, despite the fact that they created their outstanding ...

The 24 Most Ruthless Leaders in human history

09-11-2021

The 24 Most Ruthless Leaders in human history

"One man's hero is another man's villain!" says a well-known aphorism. No matter how much someone emphasizes the effectiveness and ...

"Tatu", "Guests from the Future" and other duets from the 90s and 00s: what happened to them today

09-11-2021

"Tatu", "Guests from the Future" and other duets from the 90s ...

Yura Usachev and Eva Polna. Lovers from the duo "Nepara". What was the fate of the stage duets that collected stadiums in the past? ...

She fought with swords, kissed women and set fire to a monastery: who was Julie d'Aubigny

09-11-2021

She fought with swords, kissed women and set fire to a ...

France, XVII century, the court of Louis XIV. Imagine a handsome man with a sword: he fights duels, kisses beautiful women, sings ...

The country of poor billionaires: how inflation got Germans into strip clubs

09-11-2021

The country of poor billionaires: how inflation got Germans ...

After the First World War, Germany found itself in an economic hole. For the maintenance of the army, the government recruited ...

Faces of British crime of the XIX century

09-11-2021

Faces of British crime of the XIX century

What did the petty criminals of the XIX century look like? We offer you a look at the faces of English prisoners held in a penal ...

Harbin: an amazing history of a Chinese city with Russian roots

08-11-2021

Harbin: an amazing history of a Chinese city with Russian roots

The capital of the Chinese province of Heilongjiang, Harbin, is located at a considerable distance from the border with Russia. ...

Creepy ghost villages of Dagestan: photos and videos from drones

08-11-2021

Creepy ghost villages of Dagestan: photos and videos from drones

There are several abandoned ghost villages in the Republic of Dagestan-Gamsutl, Kahib and Koroda. The village of Gamsutl is located ...

Ancient action movie: The incredible retreat of 10 thousand Greek mercenaries from Persia

07-11-2021

Ancient action movie: The incredible retreat of 10 thousand ...

One of the most interesting documents left by the ancient Greeks is a work called "The Anabasis of Cyrus", translated from the ...

Then and now: 25 photos of comparisons, which will force us to look differently at familiar things

07-11-2021

Then and now: 25 photos of comparisons, which will force us ...

The ability to look at familiar things from a new angle is priceless. Sometimes to truly understand the phenomenon, it is necessary ...

The heirs to the Russian throne: who are they-the modern Romanovs?

06-11-2021

The heirs to the Russian throne: who are they-the modern ...

By the beginning of 1917, the Russian Imperial House numbered 65 men, of whom 17 were killed. The rest of the Romanovs were able to ...

Why Walt Disney shows two fingers in all his photos

06-11-2021

Why Walt Disney shows two fingers in all his photos

Studying the history of the Disney company, you can notice an unusual thing: the founder of the company Walter Elias Disney in the ...

9 creations invented by women who changed the world for the better

06-11-2021

9 creations invented by women who changed the world for the ...

Women are accustomed to facing hardships, with which they face the labor market and in everyday life as a whole, which is ...

World war Bronze age: who won the first battle in European history

06-11-2021

World war Bronze age: who won the first battle in European ...

Historians believed that during the Bronze age, Northern Europe was a backward region. However, findings on the German river ...

For that, the last master of the knights Templar cursed the king of France, and how the curse has come true

06-11-2021

For that, the last master of the knights Templar cursed the ...

On January 21 1793, the French revolutionaries beheaded king Louis XVI of the Bourbon. Someone in the crowd shouted that the master ...

"Worn to the holes": sights that are mercilessly destroyed "for good luck"

06-11-2021

"Worn to the holes": sights that are mercilessly destroyed ...

The custom of rubbing statues and monuments is known all over the world. At the same time, no one can say when it was born and what ...