Throughout History many battles were fought in the name of Conquest. Many were flawless victories to those posing the biggest armies; the sheer number of soldiers would force surrender on the opposing side less they were willing to face being slaughtered. There are however, exceptions to this rule. The following is a list of battles proving that sometimes honor, courage and superior military tactics bring the little guy a much deserved victory. After all, everyone likes to cheer for the underdog.
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There are more ways to die than you could possibly imagine. Fortunately, there are more ways to live as well. It would be impossible to document all the wild and bizarre scenarios in which people have met their final moments. However, the following list makes the attempt to show some of the weirdest and most bizarre ways in which these semi-famous people bought the farm. Kick back, relax, and enjoy the 10 Historic Bizarre Deaths list.
If you look at the modern artillery that contemporary armies use today, you wouldn’t believe how far they’ve truly come. Large artillery has existed in some shape or size for centuries. If you looked back to the medieval times, the heavy mortar cannons of their day were huge wooden catapults and trebuchets launching gigantic boulders or flaming tar barrels. With the discovery of gunpowder and the progress of military weaponry, the destructive force has become more menacing, but the devices have gotten gradually smaller. Here we look back at the iconic and infamous milestones in the history of large artillery, there are a few surprises too.
It is amazing to me how much suffering people have endured in the name of furthering medical science. From the first Stone Age medicine man until now, trial and error and superstition has played such a major role in medicine that were it not for the last hundred years, we have probably killed much more than we have cured. Some of the medical treatments you are about to read will shock you, and make you very happy that you were born in an era that is finally able to follow its own advice and “cause no harm.” Well, at least they cause less harm than they used to.
Leonardo da Vinci (1452-1519) was a genius born before his time. He had a way of seeing everything connected rather than as different fields of science that enabled him to conceive of miraculous and wonderful inventions. Most of his ideas were written down and collected by him in notebooks. With over thirteen thousand pages in his lifetime, there are still notes and diagrams that we have yet to study. Here are but a few of the wondrous imaginings come true, all of which can be found in detail scattered throughout his notes. In this list we take a look at some of his most recognized inventions and developments.
Capital punishment has come a long way as far as our styles of execution. In most civilized countries, we have humanitarian ways to put criminals to death. Even in third world or semi civilized countries and kingdoms, beheading is pretty much the worst of it. We also hear of torture and humiliation techniques that we believe to be inhumane and downright barbaric. Folks, what happens in today’s world are child’s play as compared to how we used to carry out punishments just a few hundred years ago. In fact, humankind has become downright gentlemen about capital punishment. Read on as you discover the horrible and painful ways in which brutal executions were carried out in our Top Ten List of Historic Brutal Executions.
Humanity had and still has many controversial personalities whose lives continue to fascinate us even after their deaths. They remain large in our memories, and no matter how much time has passed, some people continue to believe they are still alive and among us. Adolf Hitler is certainly one personality whose death continues to be shrouded in mystery.
Hitler’s reign over Germany can be considered one of the most enigmatic incidents in history. Not much is known about the fine points of the last moments of the Nazi Regime over Germany, and so vast and so intense was this reign that people always found a place for conspiracy theories and fictional plotlines to be integrated into what facts we have. Some of the conspiracy theories are quite practical; some are quite romantic, while others are absolutely fantastic. No matter what people believe, these conspiracy theories keep Hitler’s death shrouded in mystery, with some saying that he actually escaped and others saying that he died a death worthy of some of the greatest war criminals.
Here are some of the theories about how Adolf Hitler died (or where he actually went after pretending to have died). Read more
The bravest of the brave are the men who sailed the uncharted waters of the open seas in the hopes of furthering the interests of Kings and countries. The best of these were from Portugal and Italy. Spain and England had an incredible sea-faring presence as well. Here are the famous explorers of new worlds and new peoples that discovered the planet with the winds in their sails and fortune as their guides.
Throughout history, humankind has fought for land, power, religion, honor, freedom and anything else that sparked a disagreement. While borders have changed and power has shifted, one thing has remained constant; in war, people die. The currency of battle is human life and leaders are often willing to spend until they either win or have nothing left. The question then arises which wars have been the bloodiest. This list will look at the ten bloodiest wars in history. It will answer the questions of when and why they were fought and by whom.