Spartans Facts

Spartan youths were flogged as a test of endurance.

  Most Spartan males were meant to live the rest of their lives as soldiers. They went to military school from the tender age of 7 and upon reaching their...
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The Roman Empire Falls – Decline And Fall Of The Roman Empire.

The Roman Empire Falls – Decline And Fall Of The Roman Empire. After reigning for period of nearly five centuries as the world’s greatest superpower, the Western Roman Empire, fell....
Odometer

Link #150: Ancient Romans Used Odometers!

  Link #150: Ancient Romans Used Odometers! Ancient Rome was a place of wonder, even though there was a sense of barbarism to it. We described their barbarianism in a way...
Forbidden City of China

Link #113: China’s Forbidden City Is Actually One Huge Palace with 8,700 Rooms!

  Link #113: China’s Forbidden City Is Actually One Huge Palace with 8,700 Rooms! In the last post, we spoke about how the quietest room in the world is quiet enough...
Breath Mints

The Ancient Egyptians invented breath mints.

  Apart from inventing toothbrushes and the toothpaste, the Ancient Egyptians are credited with coming up with breath mints. They used pellets made of a mixture of frankincense, myrrh and...
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Pearl Harbor veterans can choose to be laid to rest at Pearl Harbor.

American soldiers who survived the attack on Pearl Harbor can ask to be buried there after their deaths. The survivors of the USS Arizona, in particular, can ask for...

Link #134: Bikila Won Gold Medal Running An Olympic Marathon Barefoot!

  Link #134: Bikila Won Gold Medal Running An Olympic Marathon Barefoot! The human body is considered to be extremely resilient. In fact, over long distances, the human body performs better...
Messenger dogs WWI

Dogs played an important role in World War I

  By 1918, Germany had 30,000 dogs while Britain, France and Belgium had over 20,000. The dogs were used as messengers, to bring medical supplies to the wounded and the...

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