10 of the Worst Weapons in History

Desperate times call for desperate measures, or so the old cliché goes, and war is the most desperate time of all. But if you're too desperate you end up with weapons that simply don't work. Here are only ten such examples.

These Are the 10 Most Dangerous Attempts to Fly

We will forever be tempted by the sky. Before we mastered flight we tried all sorts of crazy things. Even after we've worked it out we still try weird ways to reach the heavens. This is a collection of attempts from all throughout history.

These Are the Most Defiant “Last Words” in History

This list covers two categories of last words: those that went out on a joke and those that stared down their end with courage. But what they all have in common is a lack of fear in death.

You’ll Never See Creepier Masks and Helmets Than These

There's something inherently unnerving about hiding one's face, but some masks and helmets go the extra mile—often times unintentionally. Even when their purpose isn't malicious these eleven examples are amongst the creepiest masks and helmets in history.

New Year’s Day in History: 11 Historic Events

As each year winds down we look forward to the next with anticipation. To celebrate 2016, let's take a look at these historic January 1sts (in no particular order).

5 Things Teachers Lied to You About Christopher Columbus

Christopher Columbus is famous as the man who discovered the New World, better known today as North America. While it’s been established that some of the things you were taught in elementary school about the man were exaggerated a bit, there remain numerous details about the man and his life that you probably never realized were altered, skewed, or altogether fabricated. We suppose the best lesson

7 Common Myths About the Middle Ages

It’s one of the better documented parts of European history, yet much of what we know about the Middle Ages isn’t true at all.

5 Examples of Historic Horcruxes

Before Harry Potter puzzled its younger fanbase with complicated explanations of split souls and objects of power, the same concept had been floating around in movies and literature for some time. Here are four examples.

Eight More Famous Misquotes

Famous quotations have the delightful tendency to attach themselves to famous people, whether there is any genuine connection between them or not…

Five Important Items (That Are Totally Missing)

Most people lose things from time to time. Your keys, the TV remote… maybe even your wallet if you’re unlucky. While you might feel foolish for these tiny snafus, take comfort that your slipup pales in comparison to these losses…