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The Ins And Outs Of Victorian Dating

The Ins And Outs Of Victorian Dating

In spite or perhaps because of the value placed on chastity, the Victorians took flirting to a new level of crazy.
What Hollywood Always Gets Wrong About The Vikings

What Hollywood Always Gets Wrong About The Vikings

A thousand years after their last raid, Vikings still fascinate us all. But who were these barbarian raiders, and were they anything like we picture them?
How Drugs Fueled The Nazis’ Rise And Fall

How Drugs Fueled The Nazis’ Rise And Fall

Despite Hitler's anti-drug rhetoric, Nazi Germany used a little courage pill called Pervitin to take Europe by storm. Turns out it was pure methamphetamine.
How Ronald Reagan Paved The Way For Donald Trump

How Ronald Reagan Paved The Way For Donald Trump

Ronald Reagan was President 30 years ago, but the long shadow he cast still covers American politics.
8 Momentous Innovations Brought To You By Overlooked Female Inventors

8 Momentous Innovations Brought To You By Overlooked Female Inventors

From beer to dishwashers to Kevlar, these women's inventions have changed the way the world works.
5 Criminals Who Say That Fiction Inspired Their Crimes

5 Criminals Who Say That Fiction Inspired Their Crimes

From the "vampire killer" to the "Nut Cases," some people not only get the wrong ideas from fictional works, they then bring those ideas to life.
Inside The British Genocide In East Africa

Inside The British Genocide In East Africa

"Surely it cannot be necessary to go on killing these defenceless people on such an enormous scale." – Winston Churchill, 1908.
The Dark Secret of America’s WWII German Death Camps

The Dark Secret of America’s WWII German Death Camps

At the end of World War II, the U.S. opened camps of its own, where perhaps a million German prisoners died in secret.
Devastating Civil Wars That Make America’s Look Tiny

Devastating Civil Wars That Make America’s Look Tiny

The United States invaded Russia, Germany tore itself apart over religion, and hunger became a weapon in Africa. These domestic conflicts render America's Civil War puny by comparison.
How The Welfare State Helped Make America What It Is Today

How The Welfare State Helped Make America What It Is Today

The welfare state gets a lot of criticism, but what seldom comes up is how things used to be before programs like SNAP and Section 8 came along.
Inside Japan’s World War II-Era Reign Of Terror

Inside Japan’s World War II-Era Reign Of Terror

During World War II, Japan fought with such brutality that even today Japanese scholars and diplomats have a hard time admitting these atrocities actually happened.