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The lost history of the Freemasons

Conspiracy theories abound about the Freemasons. But Scotland’s true Masonic history, while forgotten by many for centuries, remains hidden in plain sight.<p>With its cobblestone paving and Georgian façades, tranquil Hill Street is a haven in Edinburgh’s busy New Town. Compared to the Scottish …

Scotland

Tattoos (Body Modification)

<i>Facebook Groups:</i><p><b>Anthony's Body Piercing</b><p><b>Tattoos, Piercings, Bodymods</b><p><b>BLACK DRAGON TATTOOING &</b><p><b>Electric Art Tattooing & Body</b> <b>Piercing</b> …

Body Modification

Texas Industrial Worker Has Welding Down to an Art

There are plenty of artists out there who use welding as a part of their creative process, but none that I can think of actually make the welds their …

Waterloo: Beyond the Battlefield

During the late afternoon of June 18th, 1815, as Napoleon’s intense artillery bombardment tore into the Allied centre at the Battle of Waterloo and …

A Sympathetic Ear: Napoleon, Elba and the British

On February 26th, 1815, Napoleon escaped from Elba. On March 2nd, Lord Burghersh, His Majesty's Minister in Florence, wrote to the Foreign Secretary …

World History

Napoleon: A Life

Hippolyte Delaroche, “Bonaparte Crossing the Alps” (1850).<p><b>Five</b> years ago, my undergraduate French history professor passed out copies of a …

World History

Who Were the Presidents’ Favorite Presidents?

Everyone’s got their role models, and world leaders are no exception. Among U.S. presidents, many—including these eight—have professed a deep …

Franklin Delano Roosevelt

Unexplained Mysteries - Secrets of the DOLLAR

There is definitely something strange and weird about the USA Dollar. From hidden secrets and symbols to cataclysmic prophecies the Dollar has it …

25 Things You Probably Didn't Know About George Washington

You know that George Washington was the first President of the United States. Is that where your knowledge of this fascinating guy's life and history …

19 Wildly Dangerous Home Remedies From 100 Years Ago

It's hard to understand just how far medical science has progressed over the last hundred years ... until you look at what passed for standard, …

Alabama

<i>If you want to learn about a place, you can always pick up a textbook. But if you want to get to know a place, you're going to have to dig a little</i> …

7 of John Adams' Greatest Insults

A man whose wit was matched only by the looseness of his tongue, the combative John Adams quickly acquired a hefty reputation for articulate jabs and …

Mark Twain

The 24 Most Bizarre Injuries in Baseball History

<b>1.</b> Ken Griffey Jr. missed a game when his protective cup slipped and pinched a testicle. (I spent four years in journalism school and three decades …

AT&T's Next phone upgrade plans are a huge ripoff

No no no no no no no.<p>AT&T unveiled its new Next plan today, which allows you to pay a small monthly fee for the privilege of upgrading your phone every year without a down payment. It's an obvious response to T-Mobile's Jump plan, which costs $10 a month and allows for an upgrade every six months. …

How All 50 States Got Their Names

<b>Alabama</b><p>Before Europeans landed on American shores, the upper stretches of the Alabama River in present-day Alabama used to be the home lands of a …

The Last Words of 38 Presidents

Some are eloquent quotes worthy of the holders of the highest office in the nation, and others... aren’t.<p>1. George Washington<p>"'Tis well."<p>2. John Adams<p>…

Martin Van Buren

The Titanic

History for busy people. Read a succinct account of the sinking of the <i>Titanic</i> in just one hour.<p>The sinking of the <i>Titanic</i> 101 years ago in 1912, and …

Abraham Lincoln - the Assassination of a President

On 15 April 1865, in Washington DC, Abraham Lincoln, the sixteenth president of the United States, died, having been shot in the back of the head the …

Hitler

What made a failed Austrian artist into the most reviled and destructive personality of the Twentieth Century? Where did the seeds of his rabid …

Hitler the artist

Three mountain scene watercolours are up for auction in Shropshire, UK this Thursday, 27 September 2012. As works of arts they are pleasant enough to …

Plato - Philosophy In An Hour

Plato was a well-known wrestler, and the name by which we know him today was his ring name. Plato means broad or flat: presumably in this case the …

Ulysses S Grant - a summary

Hiram Ulysses Grant earned the name Ulysses S. Grant when it was incorrectly used for his nomination into the United States Military Academy at West …

The Execution of Mussolini - a summary

The execution of Mussolini: on 28 April 1945, Benito Mussolini and his mistress, Clara Petacci, were executed by partisans as they tried to flee …

The Death of Hitler

Despite the implorations of his staff, Hitler refused to leave Berlin, and finally, realising the war was truly lost, he decided to end his life. …

Eva Braun - a summary

Eva Braun was born 6 February 1912. She first met her future husband, Adolf Hitler, while working as an assistant and model to Hitler’s official …

One Bite Away from Death

Each meal could have been her last, but Adolf Hitler's food taster Margot Wölk lived to tell her story. Forced to test the Nazi leader's meals for …

World History

Giles Milton

The biggest wonder about the Hanging Gardens of Babylon? They weren’t in Babylon

The Hanging Gardens of Babylon, one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World, weren’t in Babylon at all – but were instead located 300 miles to the …

Howard Carter and the Tomb of Tutankhamun

<b>On 4 November 1922, Howard Carter made one of the most remarkable and important archaeological discoveries of the 20th century. In the Valley of the</b> …

John Brown and the Raid on the Harpers Ferry Armoury

John Brown, the radical abolitionist, ensured his place in US history when on 16 October 1859 he led a group of 21 men on a raid on the federal …