13 Weapons That Are So Terrible, They’re Actually Banned From Use

November 14, 2017

War is a truly terrible thing, but at least we can all agree these 13 weapons shouldn’t be allowed to make it worse. Although battles themselves are nothing new, as technology advances, humans come up with new (and totally horrific) weapons that ultimately go on to cause people around the world so much pain. Some of them are later deemed too inhumane for use in battle, but it’s unfortunate that…

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Your Jaw Will Be On The Floor When You See What This Explorer Found Underground

November 9, 2017

Eight miles of tunnels full of World War I history were just rediscovered by a battlefield explorer, and what he found inside is a haunting time capsule full of carvings created by American soldiers. Although there are accounts of this network of tunnels referred to as the “Yankee Quarry” and maps seemingly pointing to its location, it wasn’t until an amateur explorer named Marc Askat, 31, had a chance encounter…

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What Was Used To Make This Breathtaking Forest Is Cool On So Many Levels

If you’ve ever seen an episode of M*A*S*H, you’re probably familiar with the very real military tradition of adding a sign post to your base with a reminder of your hometown. No matter how many miles stand between you and your loved ones back home, you feel connected by the totem. In 1942, Private Carl K. Lindley was stationed in Yukon, Canada, with the U.S. Army to help build the…

October 28, 2017
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There’s Something About These Photos That’ll Take You Back in Time.

October 5, 2017

By looking at photographs, we can experience what it was like to live in the past. It may not be time travel, but sometimes it can be pretty darn close. Even if they are only depictions or representations of the past, pictures can still provide some sense of what it was like to be there during many moments in history. Check out the ten pictures below that are sure to…

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If You Don’t Know Much About Mustard Gas, You’ll Be Horrified By Its Effects

September 24, 2017

Among the cruelest tactics of war is the use of chemicals to kill or incapacitate soldiers. Mustard gas, or sulfur mustard, is just one of these debilitating agents that is relatively easy to produce, and its blistering effects are incredibly painful. It was developed as early as 1822, but it wasn’t first used until World War I when the German Army deployed it in 1917 against British and Canadian soldiers…

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This Lake Would Be Beautiful If It Didn’t Happen To Be Full Of Human Bones

September 8, 2017

When it comes time for thrillseekers to choose where they want to go on vacation, destinations shrouded in mystery often make their way to the top of the list. And Roopkund is one of those places. Only the most adventurous trekkers make their way to this far-flung glacial lake, and for good reason. After all, it takes some serious guts and training to journey into the Himalayas to find a…

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You Say These Phrases Every Day, But Did You Know Their Bizarre Origins?

August 17, 2017

Do you ever catch yourself sounding like your dad when he used to say things like, “It’s raining cats and dogs!” or “He’s mad as a hatter!”? Don’t worry, these phrases have lasted for hundreds of years because they are so weirdly true to life…no matter the generation. But when…and more importantly, why did they come about? Here are the origins to some of the most famous idioms out there….

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12 Everyday Items That Were Strangely Invented During Wartime

August 14, 2017

It’s undeniable that war is terrible. Moving political agendas forward by using war (even to protect the citizens of a country) always results in tragic deaths. On the flip side, though, it can also create economic growth and some surprising inventions. Necessity is the mother of all inventions, and that is doubly true during wartime. These items (some of which you use daily) were created during times of war. Did…

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Instead Of Dying From Neglect, These Children Were Saved And Raised By Wild Animals

April 26, 2017

You’ve probably heard the expression that someone was so wild, it’s like they were “raised by animals” before, but have you ever considered the fact that this has actually happened to people throughout history? When these children were faced with situations of neglect, abandonment, or abduction, they had to learn to fend for themselves in the wilderness. Fortunately, a few animals were there to help. googletag.cmd.push(function() { googletag.display(‘VN_PG_DCBP_ATF’); }); 1….

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Every American Should See These 38 Rare Historical Photos

April 14, 2017

googletag.cmd.push(function() { googletag.display(‘VN_PG_DTAT_ATF’); }); Even if you’re a history buff that is well-versed on historical events, you’ve probably never come across or seen any of these rare photos. They’re from different periods of U.S. history and honestly, every American should see them to truly appreciate our nation. Looking at old photos is like stepping back in time, so let’s travel through history together with these 38 incredible pictures! 1. John…

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