A Beginner’s Guide to the Illuminati

Trippy-Illuminati-Wallpaper-22The term sounds familiar, even if you’ve never been concerned with conspiracies. Many have heard about this secret brotherhood, whose reputation has reached the ends of the world. Most suspicious minds believe that the Illuminati control almost everything today: the secret services, banks, and governments of every country. However, what lies beneath? What is the truth….READ MORE

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The Curious Case of the Sexy Secret Agent: Candy Jones (The Dark Secrets of the Project MKUltra)

amy-drew-thompson-women-undercover-female-spy-image-shutterstock_152214749_smA beautiful pinup girl of the World War II era who became an agent for the U.S. intelligence services during the Cold War, Candy Jones was born on December 31, 1925, in Atlantic City, New Jersey as Jessica Arline Wilcox. Despite little Candy being raised by a wealthy family her childhood was a nightmare. At age three her parents divorced and her mother took Candy to live with her grandmother in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania….READ MORE

11 Things The Ancient Greeks Did Better Than The Modern Hi-Tech World

Ancient-Greek-Technology-MuseumWhen you hear the words “Ancient Greece” what do you usually think about? Does your mind wander to the very first Olympics? Maybe it recalls the mythology of the Greek gods? Could it be Socrates, Plato and Aristotle that you think about as Greece is the motherland of philosophy? Alexander the Great and the spread of Greek culture through his vast empire? It might even remind you of ancient Greece’s role in the development of democracy. It’s true that there are many things we would not have today if it wasn’t for ancient Greece….READ MORE

How a Water Carrier Ended Up Being the First Modern-Day Olympic Marathon Champion

spyros_louis-2Spyros Louis was born on January 12, 1873, in Marousi, Attica (a northeastern suburb in Athens), to a very poor peasant family. His father was a water carrier and young Spyros helped him carry water from a very young age. He would cover great distances on a daily basis carrying jugs of water on his shoulders. During his military service he was distinguished for his incredible stamina and athleticism, which surprised his superiors….READ MORE

11 of the Most Ancient and Continually Occupied Cities in the World

3427912277_d093879274_bTime travel is one of the most intriguing scenarios humans have ever fantasized about, but unfortunately for those curious minds and wild dreamers out there, many modern physicists claim that outside of science fiction, time travel is impossible. However, we have some good news for fans of antiquity who wish they could have visited all the great places of the past. The cities that follow, eleven of the oldest continually inhabited places on Earth….READ MORE

Eagle Mistakes Bald Head for a Rock: The Bizarre Circumstances Surrounding the Death of Aeschylus

482.jpgAeschylus, widely regarded as the “Father of Tragedy,” was one of the first of classical Athens’ great dramatists. He raised the emerging art of tragedy to new heights of poetry and theatrical power. The legendary playwright wrote more than 90 plays and won with half of them at Athenian festivals of Greek drama. For all his skills in theater, however, he’s trending within the circles of modern pop culture thanks to his very bizarre death. His murderers were two animals…READ MORE

Top 25 Travel Experiences By Locals

718051Eiffel Tower, Statue of Liberty, Burj Khalifa – been there, done that? As it happens, travellers looking for a more authentic way to delve into local cultures can turn to the peer-to-peer online marketplace. Sites like With Locals, Vayable and even Airbnb are pairing curious travellers with in-the-know locals keen to offer unique experiences and share deeper insights into the people, places and traditions around them. We root out some of the best on offer across the globe….READ MORE