History tells the story of a chivalrous medieval king, crusader warrior, and rebel human with a heart brave as a lion’s.
Richard I, born on September 8, 1157, was the King of England, Duke of Normandy, Aquitaine, and Gascony, Lord of Cyprus, and Count of Poitiers, Anjou, Maine, and Nantes. Thanks to his bravery on the battlefield, he is known as Richard the Lionheart.
His knightly manner, bravery, and fearlessness in the Third Crusade (1189–92) made him a popular monarch not only in his own time but for centuries after his death.
Being a history fanatic, I’ve put up six interesting facts from Richard’s life that make him one of the most unusual monarchs of world history. …
A powerful earthquake hit Turkey and Greece on Friday, October 30. So far 26 people have lost their lives and thousands have been injured.
I came across this video of a live-streamer who was online, the moment earthquake hit and I can’t stop thinking about it.
It begins as a perfectly normal video of a streamer who is interacting with his audience and is charmingly smiling, and suddenly there is a look of pure shock and terror on his face. The screen starts shaking from the earthquake and he runs away screaming for his life.
Have a look!
India, with its rich history and culture, has also been well known for being a pioneer in sexual education, practices, and discourse. The ancient Indians have been quite open about their sexuality, the fundamentals of which are believed to be intertwined with religion. The earliest Indian culture is popularly believed to have open sexual relationships, highly erotic sexual literature, paintings, and artworks. This can be attested by the artifacts and literature of the Indian culture that have survived to this day, which shed light on the sensual nature of Indian lovemaking.
When talking about Indian history on sex, one highly renowned element of it always comes up, which is the ‘Kama Sutra’. The Kama Sutra is an ancient Indian text on sexuality, eroticism, and a guide on the pleasures achieved by humans during sexual practices. This text is renowned for including a lot of sexual positions. India is also unique with respect to the geographical location as it has high mountains up north while oceans surrounding the rest of the country. The region, having a rich history and culture of its own, deserves to be examined in isolation and not in combination with the rest of the ancient world. Despite its regular contact with ancient China, Greece, and Rome, Indian history is rich enough to stand out alone. …
It is quite uncertain as to when data recording and data analysis began in this world. We are unaware of the person that initially came up with the idea on how to record data and to the extents, data was being recorded and analyzed in its initial phases.
However, it is pretty evident that recording data is one of the most useful tools in today’s world. Hence, the idea of recording data was an ingenious one and it is still considered a central part of the world we live in.
After doing a lot of research, I’ve compiled a list of five fascinating examples of successful data collection and analysis from world history. …
Masturbation is a process of sexual pleasure that all adults are familiar with, and it's most likely that they have indulged in it at some point in their life. You have probably heard a million jokes about it, although it exists to service one of the most basic human needs.
According to Healthline,
“Moderate amounts of masturbation improve mood and have health benefits like reducing the risk of prostate cancer.”
That does not necessarily mean that one should start masturbating whenever one feels like it, it also has a lot of detrimental effects if you do it excessively.
However, we aren’t here to discuss the pros and cons of masturbation. We’re here to take a look at the infamous Pompeii masturbator, who met his demise doing what he loved the most and became a sculpture carved into eternity. It is a living reminder of the fact that whether we talk about people today or people who might have existed thousands of years ago, our physical needs were basically the same. …
A nation neither forgets nor forgives a traitor. After doing some research, I’ve compiled a list of probably the seven biggest betrayals in the history of humankind. Give them a read, and let me know what you think.
Alfred Redl was an Austrian military officer who during World War I, sold sensitive information about the Austrian army to the Soviet Union. Redl divulged the Austrian military’s plan to invade Serbia, which the Soviets in turn sold to Serbia. …
Assassins are normally considered to be men; however, we have had a significant number of female assassins as well. While women have always been a subaltern group when compared to men, their position in the society has been used prudently in espionage and assassin work. Since women were considered to be physically and mentally subdued, they were not deemed capable of engaging in espionage or other illicit activities.
Having said that, societal roles did not inhibit these women from working as assassins. Many such women substantially changed the course of history with their successful and strategic assassination endeavors. …
Well, they say that ancient people lived in simpler times. But if you were on the wrong side of the law, you were done. And not just done, no quick death, oh no sir. Criminal punishments were heinous, brutal, shockingly evil, and vile. And if you were lucky enough to get a non-violent punishment, then the others were simply humiliating.
I’ve been doing a lot of research on ancient history lately. I was trying to understand how people behaved back then, what was their thought process? Did their culture have any influence on their behavior? …
“A single death is a tragedy; a million deaths is a statistic.” — Stalin
Joseph Stalin was a man who needs no introduction, and not for good reasons. Things would've been quite different in our history had Stalin not been around. He stands hand in hand with Adolf Hitler when it comes to war crimes, murders, atrocities, and horrible policies.
Chinese views on sex and sexuality have gone through drastic changes over the last few centuries. Things were a lot different in ancient China than they are today. Homosexuality, polyamorous, and even-marital relations were common back then. Ancient Chinese thought of sexual intercourse as a means to enrich the spirit.
There were no restrictions on sexuality in ancient China and there was discrimination towards gays, lesbians, and bisexuals. It is so difficult to give an exact answer to what sex was like in ancient China because there were so many different traditions, practices, and myths. …