Many contemporary historians and schoolbooks portray the Middle Ages as a time of poverty, backwardness, and religious arbitrariness, from which the people were freed only by the Renaissance and later the Industrial Revolution. On the other hand, there have been a few historians who paint a much different picture and insist that the Middle Ages weren’t as bad as some claim, and that in some ways they were better than most other historical periods.
Here are 25 facts about this “dark” and controversial era that will help you make up your mind concerning which category you belong to: the lovers or the haters of Medieval times….READ MORE
If you are one of those curious movie fans who often wonder “Where did they film that?” or you want to visit the filming locations of your favorite movies then this list will make you more than happy. Take a look at these fascinating 25 abandoned movie sets that you can still visit….READ MORE
Saint Patrick’s Day is one of the most celebrated religious festivals worldwide, with hundreds of millions across the globe celebrating it each year. This pure Irish tradition, which started in Dublin, quickly conquered the world and many famous landmarks turn green on the day to commemorate Ireland’s patron saint every year. So, what will you do to mark this Irish festival on March 17? Here follow 25 hot destinations where you can celebrate Saint Patrick’s day this year….READ MORE
Education opens up many doors and the more education one gets the more choices and opportunities one will have in life. We could write a whole book explaining how going to college is the most important thing a young man or woman can do for their future, but instead, with this list we intend to enlighten those who have already made this wise choice and are about to have some of the best times in their lives. As someone who spent not one, not two, but seven whole years before graduating law school, here are 25 life hacks that will help college students have an easier, funnier, and more enjoyable time while at college….READ MORE
The superb ’90s was chockfull of great films. We, the people growing up during that amazing decade, had the good fortune to see some classic films and the rise of many superstars in the industry who continue to rock our world, including Brad Pitt, Guy Richie, and Johnny Depp, and witness the birth of the modern American indie film movement, led by Steven Soderbergh and Richard Linklater.
Of course many of you will be disappointed that your favorite movie may have not made the cut, but narrowing down a list to just eleven films from such an artistic and productive decade wasn’t easy. So what follows is a very unscientific and probably biased list of what we here at TCmag consider the best movies of the 1990s….READ MORE
Why is it that people get upset over their own unflattering national stereotypes while they tend to believe those about others? Why does the same thing happen when we talk about religion, race/ethnicity, gender, or politics? Is one country or race really better than another? It is a proven fact that nothing stirs up human emotions more than these subjects. Let’s not waste any more time with introductions and long prologues. The title is very clear and leaves no room for doubt over the content of this list…..READ MORE
For more than four decades now sharks have been viewed as one of the most deadly animals in the world, mainly due to several publicized attacks surfers have suffered throughout the last decade in particular and even more so thanks to Spielberg’s blockbuster, Jaws. Yet, by taking a close look at the official statistics one will realize that sharks are nowhere near as deadly as we might think.
According to the official U.S. Life Expectancy Facts the average American citizen has a one in sixty-three chance of dying from the flu and only a 1 in 3.7 million chance of being killed by a shark during his or her lifetime….READ MORE