The 10 Most Ignomious Royal Sobriquets

Alexander the Great… Charles the Wise… Philip the Good…  When you die, that’s how you want to be remembered, but not everyone is so lucky. We’ve all had a nickname at one point or another that we hated and we all know the feeling – it seems like they followed us around forever.  Unfortunately, for […]

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10 Founding Mothers of the United States

It’s unfortunate that many of the women attributed as heroines during the American Revolutionary period are more from the realm of folklore than historical fact. Such women include Molly Pitcher, likely a composite of several women who followed the Continental Army in the field. Others are Betsy Ross and Sybil Ludington, whose stories did not […]

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10 Unique Presidential Claims to Fame

Becoming the President of the United States isn’t easy. Some people devote years to the pursuit and never make the grade like Lyndon LaRouche, who ran for President 8 times and never succeeded. Others show up once and inexplicably win the day. And while being President is impressive all on its own, a number of […]

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10 Bizarre Things That Were Once Considered Mental Disorders

The medical world is a very organic and ever-changing thing. Science improves, and we gain a superior understanding of the causes and treatments of disease. What was treated 100 years ago with something like cocaine and leeches can be treated with antibiotics or NSAIDS today. The world of mental health is very similar. The things […]

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10 Famous Body Parts with Stories to Tell

Usually, when people die, there are various options for how to dispose of their remains properly and respectfully. The methods differ, but they all normally involve dealing with the entire body at once.  That’s not always what happens, though. Sometimes, certain body parts are removed for preservation. Other times, they mysteriously go missing, especially when […]

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