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9 commonly used English words with unique historical origins

Previously, we had harped about ten common English words derived from mythical gods and beasts. This time around, we have decided to broaden the scope of etymological influence, and compile a list of ten often used English words that have incredible historical origin stories. (more…)


6 amazing things about the Great Pyramid of Giza that still perplex us

The Great Pyramid of Giza from Ancient Egypt has always demanded awe and recognition from us ordinary mortals, and rightly so. The incredible architectural specimen was built in around 2560 BC, and held the record for the world's tallest structure for a whopping 3,800 years with its then-impressive height of 481 ft (146.5 m). But…


10 mysterious objects from history that still baffle us

Traversing the the hard work of historians and archaeologists from over the centuries, the enchanting realm of history is replete with mysteries, conundrums and perplexities. And, within such a vast ambit of the proverbial 'rabbit hole', there are a few objects that still manage to baffle experts in spite of their extant nature. Ranging from…



8 amazing things you probably didn’t know about the Persians

While popular culture has been always more favorable to the Greeks (especially the Spartans), history still has a few accounts of the mighty deeds and feats of their oft media-abused 'barbaric' adversaries - the Persians. As a matter of fact, this advanced eastern realm has long been the cultural as well as military opponents of…


8 things you probably didn’t know about the Colosseum

Unlike other ancient theaters, the oval-shaped, freestanding amphitheater was a Roman invention. And, as the jewel in the crown of such imposing Roman-made architectural specimens, the Colosseum holds its head high with the towering elliptical tiers that rise to 180 ft (55 m) from the heart of the city. From those very seats, the 'bloodthirsty'…



10 of the remarkable battles from history won against overwhelming odds

Mankind's history is replete with conflicts and wars, so much so that a few cultures had adapted themselves to the 'daily' travails of warfare. However, there are also rare cases when military victories were achieved against overwhelming odds without the implication of grand strategies or stately drills. In essence, many of such singular battles were…


8 curious ways military forces use video game applications

There is no denying the growth of the video game industry, with the market for console and online games alone accounting for around a whopping $50 billion. But the scope of video gaming as a whole has always drawn the extremes of reactions from various sectors of our contemporary society - with some judging them…