Skip to content

WELCOME TO KNOWLEDGESNACKS!

┃TRENDING

17 Facts You Didn’t Know About Elon Musk

Curious about Elon Musk? These 17 little-known fun facts about the charismatic entrepreneur will get you to know him better.

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.

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.

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

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

┃NEWEST

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.

Oil painting. A woman looks herself intently in a hand-held mirror. She has black hair pulled back, and idealized Greek profile, and pale skin.

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.

An oil painting from the 17th century. It shows a young Caesar in military attire leading Cleopatra to her throne.

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.

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.

┃EDITOR’S PICKS

Oil painting of a young reclining Cleopatra. She is in elegant Egyptian garb.

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.

13 Cool Facts About Samurais

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

┃FEATURED

Catherine the Great lovers

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.

A royal family waving from the palace's balcony

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

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

A pyramid in the desert

4 Ancient African Kingdoms You Probably Don’t Know

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.

┃DON’T MISS

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.

Painting. A luxurious room inside a palace. Catherine sits on the right and a an elegantly man bows before her.

What was Catherine the Great Like? Temperament and Looks

Was Catherine the Great tough or merry? She was merry. She loved to laugh, was cultured, friendly, and charming. She was not the belle of the ball, though.

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.

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

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

A big Siberian tiger laying down.

Siberian Tigers From A to Z: Information and Photos

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

A flying machine with propellers.

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.

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.

Picture of a SpaceX spacecraft floating in space with the Earth behind it.

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.

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.

Catherine the Great’s Biggest Failure: Serfdom

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

Simon Bolivar in 15 Facts: Get to Know the South American Hero

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.

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.

picture of deadpool and bobba fett

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.

Close up of the face of an endangered Sumatran tiger

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.

Apollo 15: Mission, Achievements, and Controversies

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

A dozen police officers stand in the street wearing heavy winter coats and masks.

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?

Picture of Meghan and Harry smiling at an engagement

Meghan and Harry’s New Website Redirects to “Charity Fraud,” “Gold Digger,” and More

Here is a list of all the fake websites that impersonate Meghan Markle’s charity. They redirect to Kanye’s video “Gold Digger,” to a page on “Charity fraud,” to the “Gaslighter” song, and to other prank-pages.

Picture of actor Idris Elba

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.

new animals discovered

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.

catherine the great -biography, accomplishments, death

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?

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.

justin bieber net worth

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.

impeached presidents

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.

what is impeachment, definition

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.

justin bieber married

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?…

animals thought extinct, species thought extinct, lazarus species

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.

Murder cold cases solved in 2019, killers caught

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.

most viewed youTube videos

The 22 Most Viewed Videos on YouTube (With Videos)

(Oct. 2019) Not to ruin the suspense, but all the most viewed YouTube videos are songs, except for an endearing children’s show. This article includes the videos and the story behind each of them.

who created your favorite social media, like youtube and instagram

Who Invented Your Favorite Apps and Websites, Like YouTube and Instagram?

Bet you don’t know. But nor for long. Here are the inventors of your favorite 15 websites and apps. Plus, how they came up with the ideas.

most viewed youtube music videos 2019

Which Are the 10 Most Viewed Videos of 2019, On YouTube? (With Videos)

Did your favorite song made it into the top ten? It’s a fierce competition. This awesome list includes the music videos plus the story behind each song. (Updated on Nov. 2019)

largest empires -with maps

16 of the Largest Empires the World Has Seen (With Maps)

See the world map change as one empire succeeds another. These are 16 of the largest empires ever, from Mongolia’s mega empire to Britain’s.

These Are the 10 Best-Selling Novels of All Time

These best-selling novels have proven they are people’s favorites (Pssst: did Harrry Potter make into the list?)

ancient cities, big cities

These Were the 6 Largest Cities From 1000 to 1 BC.

And they were also splendid. These 6 ancient cities had gardens, magnificent buildings, and some of them even had shopping malls.

┃CLEOPATRA – SERIES

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

Famous Cleopatra had Macedonian blood. But was she only Macedonian? Or had her ancestors married people of other ethnicities during their stay in Africa?

Egyptian reliefs on a stone wall. The figures are painted. There are four people. Two men, one woman, and the other is a god.

These are Cleopatra’s Dazzling Ancestors. Her Family Tree

Among Cleopatra’s ancestors are the kings of Egypt, Syria, Macedon, and Thrace, to name a few. No wonder she was called haughty.

Modern oil painting. A close up of Cleopatra's face.

Why do Some Call Cleopatra Ugly? Was She?

All the ancient authors called Cleopatra beautiful. Then why do some people now say she was ugly?

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.

┃HISTORY