Giving new meaning to “blowing shit up.”
Weird history: Charles Stanhope
In September 1777, British inventor Charles Stanhope tested a new fireproofing material by: building a two-story house; inviting over the…
Women used to duel (topless)
Floral arrangements are serious business.
The Princess, the Con Man, and the Ill-Fated First Contact between Afghanistan and the United States
In 1921, when Afghanistan sent its first delegation to the USA, it didn't get an audience - because there was another one there, unbeknownst to them. What follows gets weird.
Apparently 15th century Morocco had a coven of lesbian witches.
In which your intrepid author is tasked with finding information on an obscure Moroccan coven, and tracks down all there is to know within nine minutes.
Today I learned that WW2 spies used exploding camel shit to disable Nazi tanks in northern Africa.
Giving new meaning to "blowing shit up."
Cut Nyak Dhien
When her (second) rebel husband was killed, this heroine of Indonesian revolution took over the fight against the Dutch.
When her deadbeat brothers demanded the impossible, this South African princess carried through, and slayed a dragon.
This mythical queen gave birth to the minotaur and cursed her unfaithful husband with the world's weirdest magic STD -- but was her whole story just a smear campaign?
Spy, smuggler, saboteur, partisan: this Jewish woman refused to go like a lamb to the slaughter, and fought the Nazis tooth and nail... even after the war, when she, alongside others, poisoned thousands of Nazi POWs in a revenge plot.
The greatest ruler of Yemeni history, she defeated her numerous foes to usher the country into its golden age.