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How did the song "Murka": the real story of Marusya Klimova

02-07-2022

How did the song "Murka": the real story of Marusya Klimova

«Murka» rightfully is among the most popular Russian songs of the 20th century. She was considered almost an anthem of ...

As one failed advertising campaign led to the collapse of the Hoover company

02-07-2022

As one failed advertising campaign led to the collapse of the ...

Sometimes one wrong move can completely destroy acquired over the years. Prime example — once a successful company Hoover, which ...

South Korea's bloodiest maniac has been caught, but he will not be held accountable for his crimes

02-07-2022

South Korea's bloodiest maniac has been caught, but he will ...

The case of the Hwasong serial killer, over which the best detectives of South Korea have been fighting for 33 years, has finally ...

Radioactive attraction: in Chernobyl, a control room was opened for tourists, where radiation is 40,000 times higher than normal

02-07-2022

Radioactive attraction: in Chernobyl, a control room was ...

Excursions to the exclusion zone are becoming more popular, so even more new objects are being opened for visitors. Now tourists ...

The Wehrmacht is stoned: drugs in the service of the Third Reich

01-07-2022

The Wehrmacht is stoned: drugs in the service of the Third Reich

While the Red Army used the "front-line hundred grams", methamphetamines were used on the other side of the trenches. Under the ...

Having sex in the Middle Ages was very difficult

01-07-2022

Having sex in the Middle Ages was very difficult

Forget about romance, about beautiful ladies in trouble and noble knights in shining armor on a white horse. Because it was very ...

Why did 21-year-old Russian Jack the Ripper Nikolai Radkevich kill women

01-07-2022

Why did 21-year-old Russian Jack the Ripper Nikolai Radkevich ...

The first officially registered serial killer in Russia — 21-year-old Nikolai Radkevich shocked the public of the capital with ...

18 nostalgic shots that the current 18-year-olds are unlikely to understand

01-07-2022

18 nostalgic shots that the current 18-year-olds are unlikely ...

Those who were born in 1998 are already eighteen years old this year. Imagine that most of these already fully grown people have no ...

Disappearing Italy in the pictures of the iconic photographer Gianni Berengo Gardin

01-07-2022

Disappearing Italy in the pictures of the iconic photographer ...

Gianni Berengo Gardin is one of the legendary Italian photographers, for more than half a century he has been capturing beautiful ...

Love to the grave: the tragic story of an Arab princess who was executed because of love

01-07-2022

Love to the grave: the tragic story of an Arab princess who ...

It is only in the fairy tale about Aladdin that an oriental beauty can marry a commoner who has won her heart. In fact, the fate of ...

Harsh students of the Middle Ages: how was the largest student brawl in history

01-07-2022

Harsh students of the Middle Ages: how was the largest ...

In the student environment, a fight is quite a common phenomenon. What can I do, it's a young thing — they argued, fought and ...

Maxim Dmitriev: photos of Tsarist Russia

01-07-2022

Maxim Dmitriev: photos of Tsarist Russia

We all know and love the photos of Sergei Prokudin-Gorsky. Color frames of tsarist Russia are a unique asset. But there is another ...

Romano Canoni is an Italian photographer who became the "eyes of war"

01-07-2022

Romano Canoni is an Italian photographer who became the "eyes ...

Italian photojournalist Romano Cagnoni has left this world at the age of 82. He was one of the most famous photographers of the XX ...

10 prejudices related to sex that our ancestors believed in

30-06-2022

10 prejudices related to sex that our ancestors believed in

No matter what they say, but sex occupies a significant place in a person's life. It is not surprising that a whole layer of ...

The history of porn films: from the origins to the present day

30-06-2022

The history of porn films: from the origins to the present day

"Adult films" appeared almost simultaneously with the opening of the cinema. To understand the development of the most intimate ...

11 actresses who brought Cleopatra to life on the big screen

30-06-2022

11 actresses who brought Cleopatra to life on the big screen

There are a few historical figures who managed to escape the textbooks and become, one way or another, part of popular culture. ...

5 ways to earn money for children in the USSR

30-06-2022

5 ways to earn money for children in the USSR

By law, children under 14 were not allowed to work in the USSR. But what would a teenager not go to in order to have their own ...

Why is a quote from the Koran forged on the helmet of Alexander Nevsky

30-06-2022

Why is a quote from the Koran forged on the helmet of ...

Secrets like to surround not only living beings, but also inanimate objects. The helmet of Alexander Nevsky, which is stored in the ...

What ended Pushkin's secret affair with the 19-year-old serf Kalashnikova

29-06-2022

What ended Pushkin's secret affair with the 19-year-old serf ...

Although we used to idealize the personality of A. S. Pushkin, nothing human was alien to the poet. Many are shocked by the history ...

22 atmospheric summer photos from the good old 20th century

29-06-2022

22 atmospheric summer photos from the good old 20th century

They say that earlier the water was wetter, and the water was greener. Well, the world is more predictable (although this is ...

From cocaine to worms: the most savage methods of weight loss the past century

29-06-2022

From cocaine to worms: the most savage methods of weight loss ...

Years pass and centuries, and the eternal feminine question "How to lose weight?" remains relevant. In the war against overweight ...

Forget what you were taught in school: facts that have ceased to be true

29-06-2022

Forget what you were taught in school: facts that have ceased ...

Everything changes over time. And even those facts that you previously considered reinforced concrete may change after some time. ...

Invulnerable Comandante: 10 most unusual assassination attempts on Cuban leader Fidel Castro

29-06-2022

Invulnerable Comandante: 10 most unusual assassination ...

If you believe the biographers of Fidel Castro, then the Cuban leader, for his long and eventful life, was attacked 637 times. It ...

The view from the depths of millennia: how did ancient man killed in a strange ritual

28-06-2022

The view from the depths of millennia: how did ancient man ...

Scientists have restored a man who was killed 8000 years ago when, presumably, the ritual of sacrifice. His head separated from his ...

The Hajj of Emperor Musa: how the richest man in the history of the world spent his money

28-06-2022

The Hajj of Emperor Musa: how the richest man in the history ...

If you ask any person about what advanced civilizations in Africa he knows, then for sure they will tell you about ancient Egypt ...

The secrets of life and diet of the Templars, which made them long-lived

28-06-2022

The secrets of life and diet of the Templars, which made them ...

In the Late middle Ages, when the life expectancy of ordinary people ranged from 25 to 40 years, the Templars often overcame age ...