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Mother Teresa, A Saint or a Fraud?

Anjezë Gonxhe Bojaxhiu, or Mother Teresa as she is now known throughout the world, was one of the most important Catholic Church figures when she was alive and even posthumously. Someone who Christians and everyone alike admired, she is best known for her work in uplifting poverty and helping the marginalized in the poorest regions of Calcutta, India. Her trophy cabinet is filled with multiple awards that ranged from the Ramon Magsaysay Peace Prize to the Nobel Peace Prize in 1979, cementing her legacy as someone who worked solely for the welfare of those suffering.

Even today, if her name…


The Sonderkommandos — Gone but Never Forgotten.

World War II is considered by far as the incident that single-handedly changed how modern history was going to unfold after its end in 1945. From the advancements in aerial war machines to the creation of the deadliest weapon in humanity’s history, the atomic bomb, there was one thing that was certain in this great war: despair and destruction.

Perhaps the saddest part about it was the mass genocide of the Jews committed by the Nazi regime under Adolf Hitler. …


The fascinating rise and fall of Marguerite Alibert aka Princess Fahmy, a versatile woman who got away with murder

Born on December 9th, 1890, Marguerite Marie Alibert was the eldest daughter of a poor Parisian couple. Since both her parents worked for the elites in Paris, Marguerite grew up with the inclinations of a high-class Parisian lady. With beauty parallel to an Earls’ wife, Marguerite Marie Alibert was becoming a gorgeous, intelligent, and sophisticated woman with a bright future until tragic events unfolded.

At the age of fifteen, Marguerite was held responsible by her parents for her four-year-old little brother’s fatal accident. As punishment, her parents sent her to board with the nearby Sisters of Mary. There, the teenage…


Ten fascinating events that will occur after the Queen’s passing.

The Queen has graced the royal throne with her presence since 1952, the longest reign any British monarch has ever had. She has seen over a dozen UK prime ministers, around 20 summer Olympics, and more than half a dozen popes during her reign. She is the cornerstone of the commonwealth, the caretaker of roughly 600 organizations and charities.

Her death will bring about a massive change in the UK, the waves of which will be felt by the entire world since her long reign means that a lot of political treaties and balances hang on her word. …


One of the most famous conjoined twins in modern history.

Also referred to as Siamese Twins, Daisy and Violet Hilton were conjoined twins born in the early 20th century in England. They were connected at the hip and buttocks. The doctors at the time of their birth said that if they were separated, one or both would die.

If they were born today, I’m sure they would’ve been surgically separated because they were not like most conjoined twins. Both had their own organs and only shared blood circulation.

Daisy and Violet’s mother left them shortly after they were born. The sisters spent their early life being displayed in sideshows. They…


When It Rains It Pours — Sometimes For 2 Million Years.

When you think about long-lasting rains around the world, places like the vast rainforests around Earth and countries like Columbia come to mind. Sometimes, these rains get so out of control that they cause massive flooding, destroying millions of dollars worth of infrastructure and taking thousands of precious lives. However, what if I told you that there was once a time on Earth it rained for so long that it ultimately changed the course of how the planet is today and gave rise to an Earth full of creatures which would be talked about millions of years later. …


Heavy sanctions and embargoes have made trade nearly impossible for North Korea.

Most countries worldwide have functional economies that support the millions of people who reside within its boundaries. These economies consist of a pattern of imports and exports that are responsible for the GDP of the country, while taxation and loans from ally countries or international organizations like the IMF or World Bank help with a relatively steady flow of goods and money in the country, keeping it up and running.

This, however, is not the case for the Democratic Republic of Korea (DPRK) or North Korea as it is commonly known. With heavy sanctions and embargoes making trade nearly impossible…


500 limos, 500+ tonnes of luggage, 1500 people, gold-plated furniture, and much more.

Most presidents and heads of states are seen as the most powerful people of their respective countries. And with power and responsibility also comes some perks, especially when these people are going around the world and meeting other important figures. For example, the United States President has his own entourage, high-end security that involves top-tier intelligence agents alongside the special Air Force One airplane which he uses for his travels. To the average person, it seems that these heads of state are spending a lot of taxpayer money for the luxurious ways in which they travel. …


His distaste of weapons and violence was rooted in his religious upbringing.

Soldiers diving headfirst into enemy territory without a rifle on hand is a phenomenon unheard of. For Desmond Doss, however, this was routine. Taking the biblical verse, “Thou shall not kill,” to be the only driving force behind his actions, Doss managed to fight three vicious battles unarmed. Surprisingly, he not only made it out alive but also fought tooth and nail to ensure that others did too. By doing so, he unintentionally laid down a new meaning to the word ‘war’ by proving it to be something that did not necessitate violence.

A Rocky Start

Born as a devout Seventh-day Adventist, it…


Things you probably didn’t know about the Ancient Roman Gladiators.

If you think about the long-lasting Ancient Roman Empire, the first thing that pops up in your head must be the marvelous architecture of buildings like the Colosseum and, more importantly, the warriors who fought within them. These warriors were known as the Gladiators and have been sensationalized today as slave fighters who fought until one of them perished within the arena, purely for the masses’ entertainment.

While their status in society and the tales of their brutal fights have been discussed in many movies and works of fictional literature, most fail to capture the true essence of what it…

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