History

How to use fear in the wars of the past

10-07-2022

How to use fear in the wars of the past

Psychological warfare involves the deliberate continuous pressure on the enemy soldiers. Intimidation and misinformation leads to a ...

What was the fate of the world's first supermodel

10-07-2022

What was the fate of the world's first supermodel

She was called "Miss Manhattan" and the American Venus. In the 1910s, Audrey Manson was the most sought-after model in the world. ...

22 archival photos that can convey the atmosphere of the past and plunge into the past

10-07-2022

22 archival photos that can convey the atmosphere of the past ...

Would you like to go back to the past for a while? If so, which period would you choose? It's clear that you can't tell right away, ...

20 so absurd historical facts that they seem untrue

10-07-2022

20 so absurd historical facts that they seem untrue

Surely many of you have heard something so incredible and illogical that, except for nonsense, it could not be called anything ...

Impenetrable poverty on the streets of London in 1873-1877

10-07-2022

Impenetrable poverty on the streets of London in 1873-1877

In the period from 1873 to 1877, Scottish photographer John Thomson together with journalist Adolph Smith documented the life of ...

5 dishes that hated Soviet children

09-07-2022

5 dishes that hated Soviet children

In the Soviet kitchen was such popular recipes that many adults still remember with a shudder.

For anything other than Dating used condoms in the USSR

09-07-2022

For anything other than Dating used condoms in the USSR

Ask any person who lived in the Soviet years, what is a "product number 2", and he'll tell you right away: the so-called at that ...

20 rare and unexpected photos of celebrities from the 80‑90s

09-07-2022

20 rare and unexpected photos of celebrities from the 80‑90s

In the 80‑90s, digital photography was not yet widespread – therefore, most often pictures were taken with ordinary cameras, ...

Battle of the clowns with fire, riots due to ass and other stupid rebellions from history

08-07-2022

Battle of the clowns with fire, riots due to ass and other ...

It is well known that a bloody war can start with some trifle, for example, over a stolen bucket. Rebellions can also be caused by ...

The sad story of the first floating hotel, which was haunted by failures

08-07-2022

The sad story of the first floating hotel, which was haunted ...

The abandoned floating hotel Haegumgang is anchored off the coast of North Korea, just a 20-minute drive from the border of the ...

What kind of women did men want in 1904

08-07-2022

What kind of women did men want in 1904

The newspaper "Russian Leaf" was published in Moscow daily from 1890 to 1907. It was positioned as a "daily newspaper of politics, ...

The most beautiful places in Germany

08-07-2022

The most beautiful places in Germany

Germany is rich in beautiful and unique landscapes: breathtaking natural landscapes coexist here with historical castles and cozy ...

Little criminals of the Victorian era

07-07-2022

Little criminals of the Victorian era

Pillowcases thieves, burglars shops and petty crooks juvenile offenders, which a hundred years ago in the UK flogged with rods, ...

On the anniversary of the explosion of a residential building on Guryanov Street in Moscow

07-07-2022

On the anniversary of the explosion of a residential building ...

20 years ago, on the night of September 8-9, 1999, at 23.58, a powerful explosion occurred in the house No. 19 on Guryanov Street ...

"Ziegfeld Girls": the sexiest Broadway actresses of the 1920s

07-07-2022

"Ziegfeld Girls": the sexiest Broadway actresses of the 1920s

For modern connoisseurs of female beauty, black-and-white photos of the early twentieth century make an ambiguous impression: the ...

"My dear man": how much did people cost under serfdom and how was this price formed

07-07-2022

"My dear man": how much did people cost under serfdom and how ...

When we say "my dear person" about someone today, we do not mean the monetary equivalent, but our warm attitude and nothing more. ...

How popular Soviet cartoons were created

07-07-2022

How popular Soviet cartoons were created

Anyway, the best cartoons of Soviet childhood can be safely called the creativity of the Soyuzmultfilm studio. Over the years of ...

Bicycle History: The Penny-Farthing, or High Wheel

07-07-2022

Bicycle History: The Penny-Farthing, or High Wheel

The penny farthing, also known as the high wheel, was the first vehicle to be called a bicycle. This two-wheeler was popular in the ...

Friday the 13th and Harvest Moon: what will happen on this particular day

07-07-2022

Friday the 13th and Harvest Moon: what will happen on this ...

For a long time, Friday the 13th has been considered the most unfavorable day of the year, shrouded in fear and mystical events. ...

Life is like a flash: what was the fate of the most photographed girl of the beginning of the XX century

06-07-2022

Life is like a flash: what was the fate of the most ...

Each era is characterized by its own idols. If you look at the retro photographs of the beginning of the XX century, you can see ...

Giacomo Casanova: 3 myths about the hero-lover, in which we unconditionally believe

06-07-2022

Giacomo Casanova: 3 myths about the hero-lover, in which we ...

Name Giovanni Giacomo Casanova in the world associated with a fatal seducer of women. What Italian writer, philosopher and ...

18 historical photos that will tell you more than a textbook

06-07-2022

18 historical photos that will tell you more than a textbook

History is a very interesting and informative science, but for some reason many people find it boring. Perhaps because textbooks ...

Bath and laundry factories — brothels or "purity factories" in which the Great Victory was forged?

06-07-2022

Bath and laundry factories — brothels or "purity factories" ...

Blistered to bloody calluses, fingers that do not bend from arthritis, skin corroded by lye and tons of laundry. Such were the ...

The story of the elusive "Mr. 880" — the most unusual counterfeiter in the USA

05-07-2022

The story of the elusive "Mr. 880" — the most unusual ...

The criminal craft of a counterfeiter implies the presence of serious artistic abilities and a steady hand. But there are ...

Balthazar Cossa is the most sinful Pope of Rome, accused of rape, torture and piracy

05-07-2022

Balthazar Cossa is the most sinful Pope of Rome, accused of ...

In the Middle Ages, in order to become a Pope, it was not necessary to go through a complex procedure of election and ...

Versailles — a magnificent palace in which there was not a single toilet

05-07-2022

Versailles — a magnificent palace in which there was not a ...

The pearl of French architecture and the magnificent palace of a vain monarch, Versailles was created to emphasize all the ...