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  • History of April Fools Day

The Unknown History of April Fools’ Day: Origins & Traditions

By |2020-04-01T23:34:22+02:00April 1st, 2020|Categories: History & Archaeology|Tags: , , |

Tricking people has become a normal pastime on the first of April. However, the history of April Fools’ Day is more interesting than that. For as long as I can remember, my friends and family have been playing tricks and lying to me on the first of April. Some of these tricks have been pretty shocking [...]

Why Did Bubonic Plague Doctors Wear Creepy Beak-Nosed Masks?

By |2020-03-31T12:44:13+02:00March 31st, 2020|Categories: History & Archaeology|Tags: , |

With the current pandemic firmly entrenched and the death toll rising, it’s not surprising that people are looking to history for answers. However, if the strange bird-like masks worn by bubonic plague doctors are anything to go on, we’re in trouble. The coronavirus pandemic is not the first time we humans have faced an outbreak [...]

6 Worst Pandemics in History and What We Can Learn

By |2020-03-28T12:50:51+02:00March 26th, 2020|Categories: History & Archaeology, Medicine & Genetics, Uncommon Science|Tags: , , , |

Some of the worst pandemics in history have taken millions of lives. What lessons have we learned from these horrible events? Understanding the history of the worst pandemics requires the ability to differentiate between the epidemic and pandemic in the definition. First of all, the epidemic is an outbreak of the disease on a large [...]

  • Vincent Van Gogh Biography

Vincent Van Gogh Biography: The Sad Story of His Life and His Amazing Art

By |2019-12-30T18:31:11+02:00December 30th, 2019|Categories: Arts & Movies, Food for thought|Tags: , , |

This article will be a brief Vincent Van Gogh biography that will tell the story of his life and his art. You will most likely have heard of Van Gogh as he is one of the most well-known, popular and influential figures in post-impressionist and modern art. Nevertheless, he remained unknown and unappreciated in his [...]

  • thanksgiving origin

The Unknown Origin of Thanksgiving: a Dark Story You Didn’t Learn in School

By |2019-11-26T15:25:30+02:00November 26th, 2019|Categories: Food for thought, History & Archaeology|Tags: , , , , |

The holiday of Thanksgiving may seem straightforward with turkey and stuffing but has an uglier side that many are unaware of... The origin of Thanksgiving is more complicated than just the story of the pilgrims and Native Americans celebrating at Plymouth rock. It gets a bit darker, and peace ultimately didn't win out. This will [...]

  • milgram obedience study

Milgram Obedience Study and What It Reveals about Human Nature

By |2019-11-10T13:23:22+02:00November 10th, 2019|Categories: Human Brain, Psychology & Mental Health, Uncommon Science|Tags: , , , , , , |

Yale University psychologist Stanley Milgram conducted his famous series of experiments widely known as Obedience Study almost 60 years ago. The ethics of the experiment have since been subject to criticism. However, it raised important questions about the power of authority in achieving obedience. In this article, we take a look at the Milgram Experiment [...]

  • famous fairy tales real stories

7 Famous Fairy Tales That Are Based on Gruesome True Life Stories

By |2019-11-10T11:33:31+02:00November 10th, 2019|Categories: Food for thought, History & Archaeology, Literature|Tags: , , , , , |

What is it about fairy tales that captivate the imaginations of children? Could it be that underneath the thin veneer of fiction lies a much darker truth to the tales? Did you know that the most famous fairy tales are based on gruesome real-life stories? Here are just a few: Famous Fairy Tales and the [...]

  • angels of mercy psychology

The Psychology of Angels of Mercy: Why Do Medical Professionals Kill?

By |2019-10-31T10:01:21+02:00October 31st, 2019|Categories: Dark Personalities, History & Archaeology, Personality|Tags: , , , |

Angels of mercy are known by two definitions. One is considered a benevolent watchful spirit, and the other a bringer of death. The angel of mercy I refer to today is the one who brings death by my own hands. They’re not winged creatures sent by God, no. They’re more like hospital employees killing patients [...]