Few individuals significantly alter the course of history. Fewer still modify the map of the world. Hardly anyone can be credited with creating a nation-state. Muhammad Ali Jinnah did all three in 1947 as the Founder of Pakistan
On Monday 27 February 1933, after dictator Adolf Hitler was inaugurated as Chancellor of Germany, there was an attempt on the Reichstag German parliament known as the Reichstag Fire (Reichstagsbrand, in German).
Simo Häyhä was a Finnish shepherd, and one of the deadliest elite snipers in history, if not the deadliest one. With a tally of 542 soldiers wounded, and from those, at least 259 deadly casualties, he was nicknamed "The White Death" by his enemies.
In 1960, at the height of the Cold War era, the US Army developed a secret program named Project Iceworm aimed at constructing a network of movable nuclear missile launch sites beneath the Greenland ice sheet.
Project Iceworm 1960: The Secret Nuclear Tunnels Under Greenland
Project Artichoke or Operation Artichoke, was a CIA research project that began in 1951 and whose aim was to determine whether a person could be forced via hypnosis or forced drug addiction such as morphine or LSD, to commit an act of attempted assassination.
Introduction to Psychological Operations Introduction to Psychological Operations The 20th century was marked by technological developments such as radio, television, and the internet that would have profound impacts on the world’s consciousness as well as behavior. It will forever shift the course of history and human evolution. It was a completely new era punctuated by two World Wars and countless other international conflicts […]
Operation Acoustic Kitty was a 1960s-era CIA project launched by the Directorate for Scientific & Technical Affairs that sought to utilize cats for espionage missions, with plans to monitor the Kremlin and Soviet embassies and record communications between buildings in the region.
Operation Acoustic Kitty: The CIA’s Spy Cats of the 1960s
On the evening of June 11th, 1962, three dangerous criminals broke out of a maximum-security prison known as Alcatraz, sometimes referred to as The Rock, an island located in San Francisco Bay (US). They made their way off the island on a boat that they had constructed themselves out of stolen raincoats.
Escape from Alcatraz 1962: a Daring True Story
The battle of Gaugamela was no doubt a decisive battle that changed the history of the world. Its triumph opened the door to the known world for the Macedonian Army. Alexander became the king of kings after this battle as he went on to defeat the remaining Persian Army and became the king of the known world (Persia, at that time).
The United States of America installed several military bases in Greenland. One of those bases was Camp Century, the other was the Thule Air Base where the Thule Bomb Accident of 1968 took place
The Origin of Cooking with Fire.
The exact origins of cooking are not known, but early humans did, at some time in the distant past, master fire and begin using it for food preparation. We know from archaeological evidence that
When Did People Start Cooking With Fire?
In order to better defend their capital city of Paris during World War I, the French constructed a mockup of the metropolis to the city's immediate north.
The French Built a "Fake Paris" in 1917
‘El Arropiero’: The Vagabond of Death is said to have carried out 48 murders across Italy, France and Spain between 1964 and 1971. This psychopath holds the sad record of being the ‘greatest serial killer’ in Spanish history.
Behind the façade of the sweet old lady, there was a terrible secret. Baba Anujka was the first and the most prolific of the former Yugoslavia’s serial killers, and probably also among the world’s most prolific.
Baba Anujka: The Witch of Vladimirovac
On August 27, 1964, the California police received a strange phone call. A 15-year-old boy named Ed Kemper confessed to them that he had killed both of his grandparents.
The Chilling Case of Ed Kemper
The story of the Garanhuns cannibals. A Brazilian family from the municipality of Garanhuns.
their story horrified the entire world because of how macabre and harsh their crimes were.
The Cannibals of Garanhuns
The History of PEZ candy is an interesting one that is rarely known or talked about.
History of PEZ Candy: A 95-Year-Old Anti-Smoking Peppermint