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38 Celebrities You Didn’t Know Were Jewish

You might know that Barbra Streisand and Bette Midler are Jewish, but did you know THESE celebrities are Jewish too?

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69 Quotes by Abraham Lincoln that Drip Wisdom

“We should be too big to take offense and too noble to give it.”/”If my father’s son can become president of these United States, then your father’s son can become anything he wishes.” -Abraham Lincoln

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Unexpectedly, These Are the 8 Oldest Cities in the Americas (Founded by Europeans)

The results surprised us, but can YOU guess which are the oldest cities in the Americas (founded by Europeans)?

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37 Old World Maps That Will Blow Your Mind

Look at maps made by the Greeks 2,500 years ago, at the first map that includes the New World, or the first that uses the name ‘America…’


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Here is What Happened to Cleopatra’s 4 Children- And It Is Sad

Cleopatra had four children: one with Caesar and three with Antony. But what happened to them after she died? Hint: one of them made it big time.

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Cleopatra’s Ethnicity: Was She Black, White, or Mixed?

Famous Cleopatra had Macedonian blood. But was she only Macedonian? Or did her ancestors marry people of other ethnicities during their 300-year stay in Africa?

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Death Masks: The Real Faces of 12 of Your Favorite Historical Figures

Here are the death masks of 12 historical figures so you can see what Napoleon, Mary Queen of Scots, Washington, and Martin Luther truly looked like.

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11 European Countries Where People Rock Their Traditional Clothes (In Pictures)

And they totally should, for their traditional clothing is amazing. (In pictures).


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What did Cleopatra Look Like? See Her Statues and Coins

There are ancient statues and coins of Cleopatra lying around in the museums. So let’s review them and find out what Cleopatra really looked like.

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Catherine the Great’s Lovers: These Are the 12 Men She Loved

Catherine the Great always had a lover by her side. Most of them were younger military men. She fell madly in love with some, with others were her plaything. These are the 12 lovers of Catherine the Great.


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How Many Continents Are There, Really? 5, 6, 7…?

Some people swear there are four continents, other say there are five, six, or even seven. So who is right?

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13 Cool Facts About Samurais

Did you know samurais gave beheaded heads as gifts? Or that samurai’s daughters and wives learned to fight?

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Bet You Didn’t Know These 9 Royals Are South Americans

The list includes queens, crown princesses, and other royals.

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4 Cool, Ancient African Kingdoms That Will Surprise You

These 4 sub-Saharan kingdoms were powerful and wealthy, but you probably did not learn about them in school (none of them is Egypt!). Do check them out.


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25 Very Unflattering Royal Portraits

Thought every painter made their sitter look pretty, especially when their sitter is a royal? Think again.

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Find Out What the Roman Emperors Looked Like -Here Are Their Faces

Nero was blondish and had blue eyes, while Hadrian was elegant and tall. Want to know what the other Roman emperors looked like?

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View 128 Ancient Coins That Show Cleopatra’s Face

Ready to see 128 ancient coins with Cleopatra’s image? She issued most of them herself.

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Was Cleopatra Beautiful? What the Ancients Said About Her Looks

Cleopatra is known as the ultimate seductress. But some doubt she was beautiful. Lets find out what the ancient sources have to say about it.

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Was Julius Caesar Handsome? How the Ancients Described Him

Let’s see what the ancient sources say about Caesar’s beauty – or lack there of. And let’s look at his more reliable coins and statues.

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Why Is Catherine the Great ‘Great’? Her Accomplishments

Why is Catherine called ‘great’? Well, she was a bit of an overachiever who transformed her country. Here are her accomplishments.

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Catherine the Great Fact Check. Which Rumours Are True?

Was Catherine the Great a nymphomaniac? Did she have a string of younger lovers? Did she collect erotic furniture? Find out which rumours are true.

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Catherine the Great’s Death: Horse or no Horse?

So how did Catherine the Great really die? Was there a horse involved?

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Siberian Tigers From A to Z: Information and Photos

Want to know all the basics about Siberian tigers? Here you go.

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These 9 US Inventions Shaped Our World

These 9 inventions, Made in the USA, have shaped our modern world. Some of them, like the internet and refrigerators, we use every single day.

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Simon Bolivar’s Four Greatest Accomplishments

Here are Simon Bolivar’s 3 greatest achievements so you know why there is a Netflix series about him and why his statues decorate all Western capitals.

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Simon Bolivar’s Three Greatest Mistakes

The South American hero who freed 5 countries, Simon Bolivar, lost the love of the people and died in exile. What went wrong? These were his 3 mistakes.

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These Elon Musk Companies Are Propelling You Into the Future

Travel, cars, and human-computer interactions will never be the same. These 8 audacious companies founded by Elon Musk are spicing things up.

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These Are the 8 Best Nude Beaches the World Has to Offer

Dare to bare it all. In these beaches from all over the world nudism is allowed, actually in some of them, nudism is mandatory.

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Key to the Spread of the Spanish Flu: the War

The Spanish flu was always going to be deadly. But it was the wartime conditions that helped it become the worst pandemic in history.

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Catherine the Great’s Biggest Failure: Serfdom

Catherine the Great thought serfdom/slavery was an inhumane institution. Yet she ultimately reinforced. Why?

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Simon Bolivar in 15 Facts: the South American Who Brought Down the Spanish Empire

Simon Bolivar is a dashing mix between Washington and Lincoln. He freed 5 countries from Spanish rule and abolished slavery in those territories. Get to know Simon through 15 interesting facts.

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Simon Bolivar, This Is the Real Face of the South American Hero

There are plenty of portraits of Simon Bolivar floating around. But which one is accurate? Here is the real face of the Liberator of South America taken from no other than his death mask.

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Watch These 11 Ultra Fun Rap Battles Between Historical Figures (With Videos)

If you haven’t discovered the “Epic rap battles” series on YouTube, you’ve missed some serious fun. But worry not, we’ve listed the 11 best battles for you.

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9 Endangered Animals You Won’t Want to Part With

Some of your favorite animals might be on the brink of extinction. The list includes stunning tigers and powerful gorillas.

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Apollo 15: Mission, Achievements, and Controversies

All about Apollo 15. What was new in this mission, its achievements, mishaps, and scandals.

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Spanish Flu: The Real Origin of the 1918 Pandemic

The disease was not so Spanish after all. The “Spanish flu” probably originated in the U.S., in France, or in China. Sorry, Spain.

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What Was the Spanish Flu, And Its Symptoms

The Spanish flu was the deadliest pandemic ever. So what was it, and what were its symptoms?

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18 Celebrities That Tested Positive for Coronavirus

April. Coronavirus spares no one. Check out the A-listers, famous athletes, singers, prime ministers, and royals that caught the bug.

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Which of These Recently Discovered Animals is Your Favorite?

Here are 9 cool animals discovered in the last decades, from whales and ‘saolas’ to an alien-looking squid.

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How did Catherine the Great Become Tsarina? A Mini-bio

Catherine the Great was born in Germany to a minor noble family. Yet, she managed to become the empress of Russia. How did she do it? And who was she?

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Taylor Swift’s Net Worth Will Make You A Little Envious

(Oct. 2019) An A to Z of Taylor Swift’s finances. Here is how the mega star earns and spends her dollars.

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Justin Bieber’s Surprising Net Worth

The 25-year-old makes more money in a year than most people during their lifetime. So let’s see how Justin Bieber makes his money, and the price tag of his houses.

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The U.S. Presidents That Were Impeached and Why

Only 3 U.S. presidents have really, truly faced impeachment. Find out who is the unlucky trio, and why they were impeached.

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So, Exactly What Is Impeachment? All About Impeachment

What is impeachment? Who can be impeached? What offenses can lead to an impeachment? How does the process of impeachment work? These and 5 more questions about impeachment answered.

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All About Justin Bieber’s Marriage And Relationship With Hailey

We keep you in the loop about Justin Bieber’s civil state: is he married? to whom? since when?…

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12 Animals Everyone Feared Extinct, But Aren’t

They were just playing hide and seek. And we are happy these 12 cuddly creatures were rediscovered in recent years, after being out of sight for decades or centuries.

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Cold Cases: 4 Chilling Murders Solved in 2019

The killers had gotten away with the perfect crime, but the police kept investigating and solved these 4 cold cases in 2019, including the Bear Brook murders which involved a serial killer.


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Cleopatra’s Daughter was Fascinating Too: Cleopatra Selene in 12 Facts

Cleopatra Selene was the queen of Mauretania. She was also the daughter of the famous Cleopatra. Learn about Selene’s roller-coaster life in 12 fast facts.

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Here is What Happened to Cleopatra’s 4 Children- And It Is Sad

Cleopatra had four children: one with Caesar and three with Antony. But what happened to them after she died? Hint: one of them made it big time.

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Cleopatra’s Ethnicity: Was She Black, White, or Mixed?

Famous Cleopatra had Macedonian blood. But was she only Macedonian? Or did her ancestors marry people of other ethnicities during their 300-year stay in Africa?

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These are Cleopatra’s Dazzling Ancestors. Her Family Tree

Cleopatra descended from the kings of Egypt, Syria, Macedon, Thrace, and other countries. Here is her family tree.