Some Claim More Americans Died Defending Alaska In WWII than Pearl Harbor

45a74054f6f8e1d6cd20c53ffa9777c9On the morning of December 7, 1941, the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor was meant to lead to the United States’ entry into World War II and to change the course of history forever. On that day, the Japanese forces managed to destroy nearly twenty American naval vessels, including eight enormous battleships, sinking four of them. Also destroyed were 188 aircrafts, and another 159 were damaged….READ MORE

How And When Islam Originally Branched Off From Christianity

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The so-called Abrahamic religions, also referred to collectively as Abrahamism, are a group of Semitic-originated religious communities of faith that have their roots in the practices of the ancient Israelites and the worship of the God of Abraham. The Abrahamic religions are monotheistic faiths from West Asia that revolve around and accept the tradition that God revealed himself to Abraham. Abrahamic religion spread globally through Christianity being adopted by the Roman Empire in the 4th century and Islam by the Islamic Empires from the 7th century….READ MORE

 

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

10 Ancient Symbols You Think You Know the Meaning Of (But You Probably Don’t)

peace-sign-hand-wallpaper-3.jpgFrom pigments to printing presses, symbols have been part of human communication from the very first day of mankind’s existence. The imperfection of speech, which undoubtedly allowed the sharing of ideas and stimulated invention, eventually resulted in the creation of new forms of communication, improving both the range at which people could express themselves and the longevity of information….READ MORE