Posts Tagged: History


Everything You Need To Know About Captain America Before Seeing ‘The Winter Soldier’

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Captain America has been an enduring character in comics... but why? A brief look at the character... and recommendations for comics to read.

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Five Reasons '300' Is Historically Bullsh*t

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'300' may have been a hit movie, but it got the facts wrong. A lot of facts wrong.


The 10 Best Kill GIFs From The First Season Of HISTORY’s ‘Vikings’ – Plus An Exclusive GIF From Season 2

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Check out the glorious displays of violence and the brutal bloodshed from the first season of HISTORY's 'Vikings.'


What Happens In Pompeii Stays In Pompeii: The Story Of Ancient Rome’s Las Vegas

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Pompeii was a beautiful city... and a seedy one. Here's a look at the underside of the ancient city.

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The Smithsonian Is Putting 3D Models Of Its Collection Online


The Smithsonian is putting its collection out there in 3D. And yes, you can 3D print it. Have your own priceless relic!


A Vintage Superman Comic Starring JFK Is For Sale… But It Shouldn’t Be.

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And it might have been stolen from the JFK Library, no less. Here's why a classic Superman story is being sold.


Proof That Nursery Rhymes Are Actually Horrible


Once you learn the origins of these popular nursery rhymes, you probably won't want to sing them to your kids.


Driving on the Left vs. Driving on the Right


Have you ever wondered why some countries drive in the left lane while others drive in the right lane.


What The Cast Of History's 'Vikings' Looks Like In Real Life

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History's 'Vikings' just wrapped its first season, so let's get a look the cast behind the beards.


31 Kissing Cousins


A look at some rather famous people who married their cousins, including Albert Einstein and Charles Darwin.


Justin Bieber Honors More Historical Figures


After wishing Anne Frank was a belieber, Justin weighs in on Joan of Arc, Jesus, and MLK.

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The FBI Crushes Rumors About UFO Investigations In The ’50s


The Hottel Memo supposedly reveals that the Air Force thought UFOs were real. The FBI, unfortunately, just can't let us have any fun.


Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos May Have Found Apollo 11′s Rocket Engines


The engines that took us to the moon might just have been discovered, thanks to Jeff Bezos.


Great Prank Calls in History


Believe it or not, many historical figures have been on the wrong end of prank calls.


A historian’s take on Lincoln

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I did my best when I <a href="" target="_blank">reviewed Lincoln,</a> and it was pretty good because I'm a certified genius, but to a certain degree, my analysis of it as entertainment value doesn't matter nearly as much as how accurate it was as history.


Prepare Yourselves For Ass-Kicking, Possibly Superheroic, Terracotta Warriors


China's Terracotta Warriors might be Sony's next big franchise...

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Tarzan to be an interracial buddy-cop movie starring Alexander Skarsgard & Samuel Jackson

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Making a Tarzan movie sounds like a horrible idea, but if you're going to do it, you might as well cast a tall, handsome, Swedish version of Ryan Gosling that loves to party like Alexander Skårsgard.

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Turns Out People Actually Were Hunting Vampires Back In Lincoln’s Time

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Abraham Lincoln probably wasn't a vampire hunter, but he could've been...


Traditional Japanese Swimming


It's always nice to see old traditions kept alive, but is it really a good idea to swim while wearing armor.

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