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4 Special Forces Training Techniques To Get You Ripped

Special Forces training, by its very definition, is one of the hardest things you could imagine.<p>A mix of unimaginable physical fitness, mental …

Royal Marines

Here's how much US troops were paid in every American war

Think it's hard making it month to month in the barracks on just an E-1 pay? Well, the recruits who won America's earlier wars had to make ends meet with much, much less to draw on.<p>See how much troops made in each conflict, both in their own currency and adjusted for inflation:<p>Author's note: The …

Military

10 Interesting Facts About the Military of the Swedish Empire | TODAY.com

Sweden is a well known country today, but they are not particularly well known for their military prowess. Most people today known Sweden for Ikea, pop music, and for being a very successful and rich, but relatively small country. However, many people outside of Sweden and the nearby countries do …

A Remarkable Armored Train Fought Its Way Across Eurasia - Warrior Maven

6 weird weapons that emerged from the US Civil War

If there is anything that drives innovation in science and technology, it's a good old-fashioned war. When you need to kill your enemies faster and deader than they kill you, governments are willing to try nearly anything, no matter how insane it sounds.<p>That isn't to say we haven't gotten amazing …

Military

All Parents With Young Kids Should Know About These 23 Hacks

How to handle finger paints, blocked sinuses, and muddy strollers like a boss.<p><i>This post was translated from German.</i>

World War II forgery factory that helped our spies fool Hitler revealed for first time

For British spies working deep behind enemy lines, convincing cover stories and perfect paperwork meant the difference between life and death.<p>A …

FLEET AIR ARM DURING THE SECOND WORLD WAR

photographs<p><i>Flying Trials</i><p>photographs<p>In the background of this photo is a Supermarine Seafire, a naval fighter aircraft based on the famous Spitfire. …

Two WWI Enemy Soldiers Are Trapped In The Same Trench In This Stirring Short Film

"Two chess players are locked in a match in 1973. Their battle on the board reignites the memory of their first meeting during the Great War of 1914."

World War I

6 Sci-Fi Books You Need to Read ASAP - Riveted

Not too long ago, if someone asked me if I liked sci-fi novels my immediate answer would be no. For some reason, I never wanted to pick up a book set …

Books

Battle of Manzikert

The Battle of Manzikert (Mantzikert) in ancient Armenia in August 1071 CE was one of the greatest defeats suffered by the Byzantine Empire. The …

99+ Photos That Will Show You The Cultures of the World

Thank you to all the photographers that shared their people from different cultures photos in the Cultures Of The World Photo contest with chances to …

Egypt: Archaeologists uncover ancient tomb near Giza pyramids

The tomb likely belonged to a high-ranking female priest, Hetpet, from Egypt's 5th dynasty pharaohs. The 4,400-year-old tomb is the latest in a …

Archaeologists found thousands of hidden structures in the Guatemalan jungle — and it could re-write human history

Using state-of-the-art laser technology, archaeologists uncovered over 60,000 previously unknown Maya structures deep in the Guatemalan jungle, including foundations for houses, military fortifications, and elevated causeways.<p>Archaeologists could barely contain their excitement about the …

Archaeology

16 Home Improvement Hacks That'll Make You Say "Why Didn't I Know About These Sooner?"

Smart problem solvers, from drilling to decor.<p><i>Note: Responses have been lightly edited for length or clarity.</i>

19 high-paying jobs for people who love history

<b>• History might not seem like the most lucrative field, at first glance.</b><p><b>• But according to the Occupational Information Network (O*NET), there are a number of well-paid jobs that require a level of interest in history.</b><p><b>• Many of those occupations are academic in nature.</b><p>You know what they say — those …

Humanities

Honeybees Help Farmers, But They Don't Help The Environment

Honeybees are amazing and adorable, and they suffer when people spray pesticides or mow down wildflowers. We've heard plenty in recent years about collapsing bee colonies.<p>So Jonas Geldmann, at the University of Cambridge, says he understands how the honeybee became a symbol of environmental …

Honey Bees

The Met museum brought a guy dressed up as a ninja turtle to admire Michelangelo's art — and people are turning it into a meme

The Metropolitan Museum of Art is currently hosting a big exhibition about the Renaissance-era painter Michelangelo Buonarroti, known for painting "The Sistine Chapel Ceiling" and "The Creation of Adam," as well as the sculpture "David." And who better to invite than Michelangelo himself?<p>And so …

Art

I Just Discovered Melting Potatoes and I'm Officially Serving Them With Everything

We weren’t actively seeking a new way to cook potatoes. In fact, we think there’s a pretty solid variety to choose from. You can bake them, fry them, …

Country Lifestyle

10 places where history was made

One hundred years ago an act of parliament was passed, designed to save Britain's historic sites. Chief Executive of English Heritage, Simon Thurley, …

Using Statuary Hall in D.C. to Teach Historical Memory

History teachers that work in communities that include Confederate monuments enjoy a big advantage in their ability to introduce this ongoing debate …

Peter Jackson brings First World War to life in 'stunning' new film

Were it not for the uniforms, it could be a scene from a modern-day conflict: British soldiers sharing a joke and a cigarette as they enjoy a brief respite from battle.<p>Remarkably, the footage is a century old. Peter Jackson, the Oscar-winning director best known for his Lord of the Rings trilogy, …

Mohammad’s Tomb in Rabat

Trey Ratcliff, Tomb Editor<p>That clever name was not created by me, but Stu up in Scotland. He’s the good lad that helps edit together all these …

Meet the Murderous Viking Princess Who Brought the Faith to Eastern Europe

The Drevlian people of medieval Ukraine were happy and optimistic. They had just murdered Prince Igor of Kiev, regent of one of their enemies, the …

Eastern Europe

The crazy story of how an exiled descendant of Napoleon changed his name and became a decorated French resistance fighter in WWII

After the collapse of the Second French Empire, the Third French Republic banished any and all heirs to the many monarchies that once ruled the country. This included all branches of the houses of Orléans, Bourbon, and Bonaparte.<p>The now defunct-royal families lived in exile and their power waned …

World War II

A New Clue to the Mystery Disease That Once Killed Most of Mexico

The evidence comes from the 16th-century victims’ teeth.<p>In the decades after Hernán Cortés invaded Mexico, one of the worst epidemics in human history swept through the new Spanish colony. A mysterious disease called “cocolitzli” appeared first in 1545 and then again in 1576, each time killing …

Research

The Reporter Who Helped Persuade FDR to Tell the Truth About War

Sherrod’s educational effort included influencing President Franklin D. Roosevelt’s decision to release photographs and film footage taken on …

Watch the History of the World Unfold on an Animated Map: From 200,000 BCE to Today

"Where are you from?" a character at one point asks Babe, the hapless protagonist of the Firesign Theatre's classic comedy album <i>How Can You Be in Two</i> …

East Africa

Experience | Over the Top

<b>By Arthur Guy Empey</b><br>Winter 2018 • MHQ Magazine<p><b>Frustrated by his own country’s neutrality in the early years of World War I, Arthur Guy Empey traveled</b> …

New York City

“NUTS!” — Brig. Gen. Anthony McAuliffe’s 1944 Christmas Letter

Editor’s Note: In honor of Christmas, we proudly publish the text of Brig. Gen. Anthony McAuliffe’s 1944 Christmas letter to the U.S. 101st Airborne …

History