It was not until the 1950s that the U.S. government became interested in LSD as a mind control drug. The potential use of LSD in this manner led to some unethical and downright sleazy measures that we will examine in this episode of The Infographics Show,
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A historical overlook of Bamboo torture, used in the past.
The great amphitheater that we know as the Roman Colosseum was commissioned by Emperor Vespasian around 70-72 AD. Like any big stadium, it was for the public’s enjoyment, where folks could watch various games. Except the games were quite different at times from the kind of games we watch these days; the worst things that happened in the Roman Colosseum.
We bet that even if we offered to pay you a hefty sum to go back in time to World War II and get yourself imprisoned in the Auschwitz concentration camp, you’d probably answer, “no way!” But there was one man in history, the only person brave and crazy enough to volunteer to go to Auschwitz.
It’s no secret that throughout history there have been some very mean monarchs, kings, and queens (we will include emperors too) that have not just spilled the blood of their external enemies but also killed those closest to them. Ruling can be a curse and a burden but some of those rulers were simply cruel. Let’s see who were the worst …
The confused Japanese soldiers shouted, “how did American troops get behind us?” What they didn’t know was that the Americans causing so much chaos and destruction, was actually only one man. A man who would later be called the One-Man Army of Bataan.
It’s February, 1917, a dire time for the world. All across Europe the armies of the Central powers and the Entente, or Allied powers, have ground to a halt, neither side able to break through the other’s formidable defenses.
The year is 1962 and the United States is embroiled in a global struggle for power known as the Cold War. On one side stands the US and its democratic allies, and on the other the Soviet Union and its expanding network of Communist states. Cuba has recently fallen to communism, replacing the military dictatorship that was propped up by the United States- and acting more in its own interest rather than in an interest to promote democracy, the US has decided that this cannot stand.
The Chernobyl disaster was the worst nuclear disaster in history. Could it have been prevented?
What it’s like to live in the smallest country in the world?