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10 interesting historical inventions you thought were modern

Previously, we had talked about the grisly side of history - with bizarrely brutal practices from various factions around the world. But as it turns out, history is also responsible for many of inventions that are seemingly contemporary in their scope and usage pattern. So without further ado, let us take a gander at ten…


10 bizarrely brutal historical practices you may not have known about

As we have discussed previously, history is replete with wondrous inventions, courageous encounters and mysterious achievements. However, mirroring many of our modern day brutalities, history does have its fair share of dark acts that might have even formed the tradition of some cultures. So, without further ado, let us check out ten such bizarrely brutal…


8 potential uses of graphene – the ‘elusive’ wonder material

For the uninitiated, graphene is actually an allotrope of carbon (just like diamond) - but it comes with two-dimensional, one-atom thick structure which is arranged like a lattice comprising of hexagons. Interestingly, the first intentional isolation of graphene in the lab was successfully achieved only in 2004. However, within a space of just 11 years,…



10 intriguing facts you probably didn’t know about the Spartans

Hollywood always had a love affair with the Spartans - so much so that they even went the fantastical route (read '300') to endow these ancient warriors with mythical prowess. However, beyond fictional hyperbole and flattering depictions, the Spartans (or more accurately Lakedaimonians) for all intents-and-purposes belonged to a warrior culture - and a quite rigorous one…


6 of the most advanced weapon systems being tested by US military

In terms of sheer statistical figures, the US military spends an astronomical $554 billion annually to just fund its forces, while allocating an additional $85 billion for overseas operations. When calculated from a global perspective, this accounts for a whopping 39 percent of world's total military expenditures. Of course, this vast ambit of money should…


10 of the most baffling coincidences from history

History, as we have established earlier, is replete with mysteries, conflicts and grandeur. And now, we will prove that history does indeed repeat itself through perplexing scenarios, flummoxing incidents, and confusing variables. So, without further ado, let us take a gander at ten of the most baffling coincidences from the expansive ambit of past events.…


10 impressive copycats of famous monuments from around the world

Often marked by the dubious distinction of 'duplitecture', there are a host of famous monument replicas from around the world. And, quite incredibly, a few of them do project at least some degree of the original architectural specimens' finesse and even gravitas. So, without further ado, let us take a gander at 10 of the…