History

“Those who do not learn history are doomed to repeat it.” This infamous quote is known by pretty much everyone. But just how much history do you actually know? Certainly you know the basics, but there is even much left to be learned about those.

With a topic like history, there’s hours of facts here that will be both educational and mind blowing!

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The Origins of Duct Tape and It’s Varied Uses

Everyone’s used duct tape for something at some point. It is, by far, one of the handiest everyday tools you could use in life. So you’ve got to have wondered at some point: where did it come from? And what practical uses was it originally invented for?

A Japanese Soldier Took 29 Years to Surrender After WWII

Of all the wars, victories, and surrenders, this story of a Japanese Lieutenant who didn't know World War II ended may just take the prize! How does a soldier hold their ground for 29 years after the war ends without finding out? We have the full story, and it's a good one!

Interesting Facts About the Vietnam War

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A long war which began in 1955 and didn’t end until 1979, the Vietnam War is one of the most well-known conflicts of recent years. There are many interesting facts about the Vietnam War which many people don’t know – let’s explore some of the lesser-known facts about this period of history.

The Impressive Accomplishments of Elon Musk

Elon Musk has been revolutionizing the tech industry for years now. Even with his insanely successful businesses, Musk hasn’t let money blind the importance of helping the earth and environment. To fully appreciate some of the things he’s done; let’s check out the top accomplishments of Elon Musk.

The Bizarre Salem Tomato Trials

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We all know the Salem Witch Trials. But did you know they also held a trial for tomatoes? Back then, tomatoes were thought to be poisonous, so no one ate them! But one person set out to prove that they weren't so bad after all - read his success story!

The Fascinating Origins of the Word “Boycott”

When you think about it, “boycott” is a strange word. How does the word relate to the action of not attending or doing something? Of isolating or ignoring something? Where did the word “boycott” come from? Well, let's go back to 1880 to find out.

The Pirate Who Raided A Ship For Their Hats

As the golden age of pirating drew to a close in the early – mid 1700's, one particular pirate, the infamous Benjamin Hornigold, committed one of the pirate age’s most infamous and bizarre raids. Find out what he raided and why in this amusing but informative article!

10 Crazy Coincidences That Are Hard To Believe

Coincidence is something that's bound to strike us sooner or later - it's is just a natural part of life. Even so, there are times when there are coincidences so crazy that it makes you stop and wonder. Here are 10 coincidences that are so crazy they are hard to believe!

50 Fun Facts About William Shakespeare For Kids

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Shakespeare is one of the most famous writers in history! This well spoken playwright is still well-known by all generations, and that likely won't be changing any time soon. We've assembled 50 of the best facts about Shakespeare to hopefully inspire you to appreciate his impressive works even more!