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Reusing Bathwater was just a drop in the bucket.

Photo by Juan Antonio de Ribera (1779–1860) / Wikimedia Commons / Public Domain

The Ancient Romans were well-known across the globe for their strength as an empire and their unmatched military prowess, which allowed them to conquer more than half of Europe, and parts of Asia and Africa. The vast Empire was unified with spectacular discoveries and advancements in science, medicine, philosophy, technology…

This Soviet war widow crushed the Nazis during the second world war.

Mariya Oktyabrskaya | Image Source: Hark Around the Greats

When Mariya Oktyabrskaya became widowed after losing her husband at the hands of the war against Germany, she vowed to avenge her beloved by any means necessary. Instead of impulsively joining the war effort by mindlessly swinging a weapon against the enemy, she sold almost all of her material goods…

The ‘Pit of Bones’ and a 430,000-year-old murder victim.

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Some fragments of the remains of the first known murder victim in history were discovered in 1990, while matching pieces of the same victims were discovered 2015. These revealed that the individual had received two sharp blows to the head, which had left matching holes right above the left eyebrow…

A history teacher found a trove of Nazi artifacts behind the wall of a German house.

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The field of archaeology is ever-changing, making individuals today constantly reconsider beliefs about the past and the people who lived in it. Considering that the world is over 4.5 billion years old and the earliest form of civilization (as we know it) is over 6,000 years old, it should be…

The notorious serial killer sisters kidnapped and killed 13 children.

Seema Mohan Gavit (Left) Renuka Shinde (Right) | Photo Credits: National Post

In 2001, two Indian half-sisters Seema Mohan Gavit and Renuka Shinde were convicted for the murder of 13 children. All of them were under the age of five. The Indian supreme court upheld the death penalty for the accused after they were proven guilty in 2004.

Origins of the Sinister Trio

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The chilling story of the Bloody Benders: America’s first family of serial killers.

(L-R) John Sr, Elvira, John Jr, Kate | Photo Credits: People

In the 1870s, John (60) and Elvira (55) Bender and their two adult children (also named John, 25, and Kate, 23), made a home for themselves on the frontier prairie lands of southeastern Kansas. They made a living for themselves by operating an inn and grocery store for passersby. …

The chilling history of Salem witch trials.

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The Salem witch trials began shortly after a group of Salem Village girls began spending time with a Caribbean slave who taught them the fundamentals of magic, sorcery, and voodoo. Not long after their interactions with the slave, they began exhibiting symptoms of a serious illness, which was interpreted by…

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