"Your love of liberty, your respect for the laws, your habits of industry, and your practice of the moral and religious obligations, are the strongest claims to national and individual happiness." -- George Washington (1789)

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The beginning of the 19th century was marked by the consequences of the French Revolution and the rise of Napoleon Bonaparte. This period saw a departure from the elaborate styles of the late 18th century, with men opting for simpler, more natural looks. Short, neatly cut hair became fashionable, often with sideburns and clean-shaven faces. This clean style was influenced by military trends and remained popular throughout Europe and North America. As the 19th century progressed, hairstyles became more diverse and expressive. Long hair for men emerged in the mid-19th century, influenced by
Located in northeastern France, Alsace is a region filled with a rich and complex history, often serving as a cultural crossroads between France and Germany. This unique status is reflected in its hearty cuisine, charming villages and distinctive traditions. One such tradition is the Schlupfkapp, a bright headdress that was once a hallmark of Alsatian women's attire. Literally translating to "slip cap" in German, the Schluffcap is anything but subtle – a voluminous bow that has taken over both fashion and social identity in the region.
Take a trip back in time to the 1970s with a look at the colorful and dynamic world of television. Journey through a vibrant landscape where storytelling was king, characters were larger than life, and nostalgia was the order of the day. In the age of disco balls, bell bottoms and polyester fashion, television was not just a box in the corner of the room – it was a gateway to laughter, drama and cultural change. Let's take a stroll down memory lane and celebrate timeless classics that defined an era.
There are over 100 million buildings in the world, a number that is absolutely staggering when you try to wrap your head around it. Before settling down and building structures, people were nomadic for thousands of years – that was, of course, 1.8 million years ago. Mostly, these buildings were simple structures consisting of four walls and a roof. Over time, people learned better techniques and began creating more elaborate structures, similar to the ones we are examining today. From that time to the present day, people have built many remarkable man-made structures.

Ecuador has been thrust into the international spotlight following a flagrantly illegal raid on the Mexican embassy on April 5. President Daniel Noboa ordered the raid to arrest former Vice President Jorge Glas, who had sought asylum on the embassy grounds since Dec. 2023. Mexico has responded by severing diplomatic ties with Ecuador and filing a complaint with the ICJ, specifically requesting that the court expel Ecuador from the UN until an apology is given.

Killer blobs have been a fear for people for decades, with one becoming the terrifying threat of the 1958 film, The Blob. In such a situation, when a black spot mysteriously appeared on the streets of Venezuela, people started getting scared of it. Although this blob did not have the action of the deadly blob in the movie, it seemed to be just as deadly. Despite years of research, the mystery of this black goo has still not been solved. In 1986, workers paving 30-year-old asphalt on the roads between Caracas and its airport discovered a black goo about 50 meters away.
There is a creature hidden in the heart of the Gobi Desert which is as mysterious as it is scary, which the locals know as the Mongolian Death Worm. This creature, with its fearsome reputation, has attracted scientists, adventurers, and the curious alike. But what is the Mongolian death worm, and why has it fascinated so many people? The Mongolian death worm, or olgoi-khorkhoi, as it is known in Mongolia, translates to "intestinal worm" due to its resemblance to a cow's intestine.
Forget what you learned in history books. Often they tell only one side of a nuanced story. The rare finds collected here show an aspect of history that we rarely get to see. They peel back the layers of the stories we think we know to reveal little-known facts that make history more fascinating. If you're ready to see a different side of history than what you already know, click ahead...the truth is waiting for you! In 2015, researchers in the Netherlands performed a CT scan on a statue of a seated Buddha and found the last thing they expected when they looked inside.
Welcome to the mysterious realm of the Bohemian Grove, where ancient redwoods tell tales of mysteries, myths, and conspiracy theories. Nestled amidst the tranquil forests of California, this secluded sanctuary is shrouded in mystery and intrigue. From whispered tales of secret rituals to rumors of secret political gatherings, the Bohemian Grove has captured the imagination of curious minds for generations. But what truth is hidden beneath the dense canopy of these tall trees? We will try our best to uncover the hidden realities behind the myths and legends of the Bohemian Grove.
We all know well that the Great Lakes are littered with shipwrecks; It's just a matter of finding them. A researcher has managed to find the missing SS Arlington, long thought lost beneath the waves, after devoting an entire decade of time and resources to find it. After arriving for help, he was able to identify with certainty that the wreck was indeed the SS Arlington. After 10 years of dedicated searching on Lake Superior, researcher Dan Fountain finally found something at the bottom of the lake using remote sensing technology.