Ancient mnemonic techniques once shaped the world and how people learned. Then, they all but disappeared.
This Prussian baroness wrote erotic poetry and mainlined morphine — until Nazis took exception to her decadence.
When an obituary calling him a “merchant of death” was mistakenly published, dynamite inventor Alfred Nobel had a serious “Ghost of Christmas Future” moment.
One of America’s greatest Olympians was left destitute by his own country. Because he was Black.
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It’s now recognized as a universal, and even psychologically beneficial, feeling. But that wasn’t always the case.
Nearly 400,000 proud African-Americans served a country in World War I that was incapable of honoring their service.
Did a Slovak immigrant invent a key iteration of the parachute? History isn’t quite sure.
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Sand-covered visitors could be forgiven for not noticing this hidden, ancient church.
It’s not every day a small nation topples a military superpower 50 times its size through nonviolent resistance.