History

Kashmiri Giants: what did the maharaja's huge guards look like

19-07-2022

Kashmiri Giants: what did the maharaja's huge guards look like

In 1903, a darbar was held in Delhi, India, an event in honor of the coronation of King Edward VII and Queen Alexandra. A ...

The king and the Diva: a chance encounter of two stars

18-07-2022

The king and the Diva: a chance encounter of two stars

Celebrities never be on your own. Just one fleeting meeting United Sophia Loren and Elvis Presley and, of course, there was the ...

The tragic story of the life of silacci of Agatha Enviable is the only student of Ivan Poddubny

18-07-2022

The tragic story of the life of silacci of Agatha Enviable is ...

History is replete with athletes that contemporaries were impressed by the strength of their muscles and perform incredible stunts. ...

The Kennedy Curse: The 22-year-old granddaughter of the former American president died of an overdose

18-07-2022

The Kennedy Curse: The 22-year-old granddaughter of the ...

The Kennedy family is accompanied by a series of tragic deaths. John Fitzgerald Kennedy and his brother Robert were killed, and ...

Start the engine! Famous beauties of the 60s with a Vespa scooter

18-07-2022

Start the engine! Famous beauties of the 60s with a Vespa scooter

What could be better than a combination of hot beauties and fast motors? Famous models and actresses of the 60s were not averse to ...

How ideas about the ideal male body have changed over the past 150 years

17-07-2022

How ideas about the ideal male body have changed over the ...

Each of us has our own idea of a perfect body. It depends on fashion trends, changes in culture and even on the availability of ...

"Wine, confusion, orgies and so on": 7 signs that you are in Ancient Rome

17-07-2022

"Wine, confusion, orgies and so on": 7 signs that you are in ...

George Zotov once again pleased his readers with a selection of funny facts. This time the man, in his usual cheerful manner, told ...

20 historical facts about the ill-fated novels and intrigues of kings

17-07-2022

20 historical facts about the ill-fated novels and intrigues ...

Love stories related to royalty always attract the attention of the public – both in the old days and now. Maybe that's why we ...

As the robber George Big nose was a pair of shoes and an ashtray

17-07-2022

As the robber George Big nose was a pair of shoes and an ashtray

In the Museum of the small American town of Rawlins, Wyoming, is stored in a spooky exhibit is part of the skull and a couple mens ...

"Duplessis Orphans": a terrible business on children's suffering

17-07-2022

"Duplessis Orphans": a terrible business on children's suffering

The terrible story of the Duplessis orphans became known to the world community in the 90s of the last century, 50 years after the ...

Why do women give birth lying down and what does King Louis XIV have to do with it

17-07-2022

Why do women give birth lying down and what does King Louis ...

In most cases, women give birth lying down. Many are sure that this is the most optimal position for a woman in labor and a child. ...

11 Astounding Photos That Prove Girls In The Last Century Were Badass

17-07-2022

11 Astounding Photos That Prove Girls In The Last Century ...

20th-century women can be the perfect role models for many modern girls, and we have a lot to learn from them. Whether they were ...

Bell-bottoms: the peak of fashion of the 70s and the symbol of the decade

17-07-2022

Bell-bottoms: the peak of fashion of the 70s and the symbol ...

In the 1960s, bell‑bottoms became fashionable for both women and men. They became popular in Europe, and then in North America, ...

Incredible Dubai: Photos of the UAE before the discovery of oil

16-07-2022

Incredible Dubai: Photos of the UAE before the discovery of oil

Today, Dubai is a huge metropolis with skyscrapers, which looks more futuristic than any other city on earth. But in 1833, when ...

The crime and tragedy of Typhoid Mary: how the sinister cook kept the whole of New York in fear for 10 years

16-07-2022

The crime and tragedy of Typhoid Mary: how the sinister cook ...

Due to the popularity of films about zombie apocalypses, even people far from medicine are now familiar with the term "patient ...

"Emancipation of the servants": how did the master's servants live before the revolution

15-07-2022

"Emancipation of the servants": how did the master's servants ...

The beginning of the XX century is a very vague time. The lower classes, as Comrade Lenin later wrote, could no longer, while the ...

An old vase from my grandmother's closet was estimated at 7 million pounds

15-07-2022

An old vase from my grandmother's closet was estimated at 7 ...

Everyone knows that old Chinese vases are very expensive things for which collectors are willing to pay millions. Unfortunately, ...

How did the terrible "death race" take place in 1942, in which there was no winner

15-07-2022

How did the terrible "death race" take place in 1942, in ...

A lot has been written about Nazi crimes in concentration camps. Their crimes are inhumane and disgusting, but some are also ...

"Swineherd Killer" vs. a transgender detective: the story of the capture of Canada's most terrible maniac

15-07-2022

"Swineherd Killer" vs. a transgender detective: the story of ...

In the 90s, the outskirts of Vancouver, Canada, turned into one of the most dangerous places in North America. A bloodthirsty ...

How did the superstition about broken mirrors appear and why did it turn out to be so tenacious

14-07-2022

How did the superstition about broken mirrors appear and why ...

Although we live in the modern world, where most phenomena can be explained from the point of view of science, superstitions are ...

What did the 5 stages of intoxication look like 155 years ago

14-07-2022

What did the 5 stages of intoxication look like 155 years ago

This series of photos perfectly illustrates how alcohol turns a respectable person into a staggering wreck, spewing a bad smell, ...

Right of the first night: how it worked and why is was taken for granted

14-07-2022

Right of the first night: how it worked and why is was taken ...

Right of first wedding night, which we today consider barbaric and humiliating custom, were previously perceived not so clear. The ...

"Commander-in-Chief Stalin" and other typos that have gone down in history

14-07-2022

"Commander-in-Chief Stalin" and other typos that have gone ...

From pre-revolutionary times to the present day, an annoying typo in the press was sometimes paid with a career, or even with life. ...

Skeletons in Lady Di's closet, or Why the princess let her stepmother down the stairs

14-07-2022

Skeletons in Lady Di's closet, or Why the princess let her ...

The identity of Princess Diana, who died in 1997, is still being debated. Was the "Queen of Hearts" a victim of circumstances or a ...

15 interesting facts that will make you unprintable wonder out loud

14-07-2022

15 interesting facts that will make you unprintable wonder ...

There are things in the world that no one thinks about. But when a person comes across such facts, he usually freezes in amazement. ...

Rabbit brain pate and other tips for caring for children from the Middle Ages

13-07-2022

Rabbit brain pate and other tips for caring for children from ...

Nowadays, when there are such wonderful inventions as disposable diapers, all kinds of radios and baby monitors, rubber nipples, ...