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Thursday, August 17, 2017

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10 Great Financial Collapses in History

10 Great Financial Collapses in History

Apparently we’ve been living in some horrific financial crisis for over a year now, and the news simply won’t let you forget about it. You would almost think it was the end of the world, as if this kind of thing is unique to our times and to modern economies, and that it’s a problem

10 Gunslinging Outlaws of the American Wild West

10 Gunslinging Outlaws of the American Wild West

The American Wild West includes the history, folklore, people, and events of the mid-1800s to the beginning of the 20th century (though some people date it up to the 1920s). During this time of expansion from coast to coast, many people rose to fame through their exciting (and often illegal) lives. We still remember these

10 Battles Won By Sneaky Espionage

10 Battles Won By Sneaky Espionage

In a pitched battle, armies simply throw themselves at each other on open ground and then flee at their earliest convenience. But with reliable intelligence, one side can dictate where and when the fight will come and how best to win it. This is why George Washington famously said, “There is one evil I dread,

8 Interracial Relationships That Changed History

8 Interracial Relationships That Changed History

PBS Black Culture Connection, PBS Learning Media, and Listverse.com have teamed up on a special feature about interracial relationships and marriages that have changed history around the world. Join us as we delve into the racial climate of different nations and their views of interracial relationships over the centuries through the lens of groundbreaking rulings,

Top 5 Worst Thanksgivings

Top 5 Worst Thanksgivings

Thanksgiving is a time of feasting, partying, and family – a wonderful holiday. But occasionally in history it has been a day better forgotten. This is a list of the five worst thanksgivings, courtesy of 10 Zen Monkeys. Thanksgiving Day Massacre Reno, 1980 Priscilla Ford had a long history of psychiatric problems and bizarre behavior,

10 Ways History Worked Children To Death

10 Ways History Worked Children To Death

Work is for grown-ups, play is for kids; at least, that’s how it’s supposed to be. While letting children work to teach them meaningful life lessons can be a good thing, it’s another thing to put kids in harm’s way by letting them do dangerous jobs. Sadly, our history is full of examples of children

10 Brutal Atrocities People Continue To Defend

10 Brutal Atrocities People Continue To Defend

Human history is absurdly violent. Ever since our first ancestor clubbed a fellow caveman around the head and made off with his wife, we’ve devoted as much of our time as possible to killing, maiming and torturing each other. And worse, we continue to defend it as the right thing to do. 10Pinochet’s Regime Augusto

10 Badass Gangs From History

10 Badass Gangs From History

Everyone’s heard of gangs like the Triads, Yakuza, the Mexican cartels, or the Bloods and the Crips. Even fictional gangs like The Warriors and Crazy 88 have received attention. Some people call such groups of young, violent men a symbol of social decay as the modern world of video games, violent movies, and music eats

10 Amazing Acts Of Defiance Throughout History

10 Amazing Acts Of Defiance Throughout History

Who could ever forget Tank Man, that unknown man who stood in front of all those tanks at Tiananmen Square? As epic as that act of defiance was, there are other classic examples that are spun from the same material as Tank Man’s story. The amazing acts of defiance listed below are veritable legends and,

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