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.
ave you ever had that nightmare where you’re naked and everyone’s laughing at you? Well, for mountain man John Colter, the bad dream was real. The hot summer sun beat down on his unmentionable places as a crowd of Blackfoot Indians made crude gestures and tau
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 …
We’ve given you crimes against humanity from the ancient world – like scaphism and Brazen Bulls –but today, we’re going to be looking at something in between – one of the most legendary punishments supposedly meted out by the Italian-American mafia. Cement Shoes!
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.
From pilgrims to famines, for most of history, people have moved to find new lands and opportunities. Often you’d be sponsored by your home country or the country you’re heading to, so determining the citizenship of a baby born at sea was not as much of a problem in the past as it is today. So, what happens when you’re born in the high seas?
Since the end of the Cold War, the United States was quickly dubbed the only superpower in the world, but Russia and China soon rebounded from the collapse of the Soviet Union in their own ways to challenge US supremacy. Because of these countries’ increasing military power and economies, the paradigm of the world has shifted from a monopoly of power to more of a multipolar power world. So what does the future hold?
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