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The amazing human mind has no ending. Many years of human evolution has so many little pieces which we will try to put them in order.

Ancient Chinese Culture: Ancient Civilization

Present day Ancient Chinese Culture is an amalgamation of old world traditions and a westernized lifestyle. The two co-exist like the traditional Yin Yang formula of balance. This can be seen in the juxtaposition of towering skyscrapers with heritage buildings, the contrast of western fashion with the traditional Chinese Qipao dress, the people's paradoxical affinity for both dim sums and McDonald's. Ancient Chinese Culture is older than 5000 years. Chinese cultural [...]

By | 2018-02-22T14:37:20+00:00 February 22nd, 2018|Categories: Historical Events|Tags: |0 Comments

Mass Suicide in Demmin Town: World War II

On May 1, 1945, hundreds of people killed themselves in the town of Demmin, in the Province of Pomerania (now in Mecklenburg-Vorpommern), Germany. The suicides occurred during a mass panic that was provoked by atrocities committed by soldiers of the Soviet Red Army, who had sacked the town the day before. Although death toll estimates vary, it is acknowledged to be the largest mass suicide ever recorded in Germany. The [...]

By | 2018-02-06T00:01:03+00:00 February 6th, 2018|Categories: Historical Events|Tags: , |0 Comments

SS American Star Wreck at Fuerteventura

The SS America was an ocean liner built in 1940 for the United States Lines. She carried many names in the 54 years between her construction and her 1994 wrecking, as she served as the SS America (carrying this name three different times during her career), the USS West Point, the SS Australis, the SS Italis, the SS Noga, the SS Alferdoss, and the SS American Star. She served most [...]

By | 2018-01-26T14:18:58+00:00 January 26th, 2018|Categories: Historical Events|Tags: , |0 Comments

The Monster of Florence, Italian Serial Killer

The Monster of Florence (Italian: Il Mostro di Firenze) is the name commonly used by the media in Italy for a series of eight double murder cases that took place between 1968 and 1985 in the province of Florence, Italy. Prosecution offices carried on several investigations into the cases for many years. The courts reached the conclusion that the murders were not committed by a single person but by [...]

By | 2018-01-16T10:54:21+00:00 January 16th, 2018|Categories: Historical Events, Public Figures|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Hydroelectric Power Plant Sabotage: Operation Gunnerside

The Norwegian heavy water sabotage was a series of operations undertaken by Norwegian saboteurs during World War II to prevent the German nuclear weapon project from acquiring heavy water from hydroelectric power, which could have been used by the Germans to produce nuclear weapons. In 1934, at Vemork, Norway, Norsk Hydro built the first commercial plant capable of producing heavy water as a byproduct of fertilizer production. It had [...]

By | 2017-12-20T08:37:38+00:00 December 20th, 2017|Categories: Historical Events, World War II|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Cement Shoes: Method of Execution

Cement shoes or Chicago overcoat is a largely fictional method of execution and/or body disposal, usually associated with criminals such as the Mafia or gangs. It involves weighing down the victim, who may be dead or alive, with concrete and throwing them into the water in the hope the body will never be found. In the US, the term has become tongue-in-cheek for a threat of death by criminals. [...]

By | 2017-12-16T11:35:19+00:00 December 16th, 2017|Categories: Historical Events|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Prohibition in the United States, 1920 – 1933

The ratification of the 18th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution–which banned the manufacture, transportation and sale of intoxicating liquors–ushered in a period in American history known as Prohibition. The result of a widespread temperance movement during the first decade of the 20th century, Prohibition was difficult to enforce, despite the passage of companion legislation known as the Volstead Act. The increase of the illegal production and sale of liquor [...]

By | 2017-12-05T07:41:36+00:00 December 5th, 2017|Categories: Historical Events|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Gregson Slave-Trading Syndicate: The Zong Massacre

On 29 November 1781, Captain Luke Collingwood of the British ship, slave trading Zong, ordered one-third of his cargo to be thrown overboard. That cargo was human – 133 African slaves bound for Jamaica. His motive – to collect the insurance. The case was brought to court – not for murder, but against the insurers who refused to pay up. This is the cruel story of the Zong Massacre. [...]

By | 2017-12-04T11:59:21+00:00 December 4th, 2017|Categories: Historical Events|Tags: , , |0 Comments

The Great Halifax Disaster, 6 December 1917

On the morning of 6 December 1917, a ship detonated in the harbor of Halifax, Nova Scotia, unleashing a blast equivalent to about 3,000 tonnes of TNT. The resulting shockwave instantly killed more than 1,000 people, threw a cargo ship like a bath toy and created a 50-foot-tall tidal wave. This is the incredible and horrifying story of the Halifax Explosion: the largest human-made, non-nuclear blast in history. By [...]

By | 2017-12-01T07:20:17+00:00 December 1st, 2017|Categories: Historical Events|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Wilhelm Gustloff Shipwreck: Deadliest Maritime Disaster

70 years on, little known about the Wilhelm Gustloff sinking over 9,000 people died in the Baltic Sea on January 30, 1945, in an attempt to evade the Red Army. The Wilhelm Gustloff was the largest shipwreck in history, but little is known about the catastrophe seven decades on. At around 9 p.m. on January 30, 1945, Adolf Hitler was speaking to the German people. In the packed dining [...]

By | 2017-11-30T07:38:10+00:00 November 30th, 2017|Categories: Historical Events, World War II|Tags: , , |0 Comments

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