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Doll Days: Meet The Figure Who Inspired Barbie

Inimitable and instantly recognizable, Barbie is a figure that huge swathes of the population have grown up with. While her image might have changed…

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Rasputin, Mysterious Counsel To Russia’s Last Tsar Was The Man Who Wouldn’t Die

Living as the Tsar of Russia, at a time when the biggest country on the planet was in a regular debate about a change…

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Aphra Behn: The First Professional English Female Author

Born in 1640, Aphra Behn was one of the first women in England to make a career out of writing. As a playwright, poet,…

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5 Bizarre Animals That The History Books Said Were True

The history books have taught us some seriously strange things about our ancestors. Before science was a functioning part of reality, communities looked to…

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On This Day, December 2nd

1. 2001: Enron files for bankruptcy It was on this date in 2001 that one of the largest corporate scandals in United States history…

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Mary Shelley: A Closer Look At The Writer’s Dark Past

The mind behind one of the most famous horror books to ever have been written, Mary Shelley has gone down in history as one…

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10 Eerie Stories Of Actors Who Died On Set

By the numbers, actors die on set ten times over the number of movies and TV show produced. Of course, those are all staged…

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On This Day, December 1st

1. 1955: Rosa Parks takes a stand It was on this historical date in 1955 that Rosa Parks took a stand, or better yet…

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You Won’t Believed These Historical Modes Of Entertainment

While artefacts, events and literature can all teach us about how people lived in the past, they do so from a certain perspective. Although…

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March 18, 2003; The Single Largest Bank Heist In History

The only thing worse than a bank heist around $1-billion (USD) is when the person in charge, not of the bank but of the country,…

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