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The Legacy of China’s First Emperor

China has a history of around 5,000 years, but prior to the Qin Dynasty that began in 221 B.C., the concept of “China” was totally different than the one with…

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What Caused Napoleon’s Defeat at Waterloo?

Electrically charged volcanic ash short-circuited the Earth’s atmosphere in 1815, causing global poor weather and Napoleon’s defeat, says new research. Historians know that rainy and muddy conditions helped the Allied…

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How a Pig Came to Defeat an Elephant

We know that animals such as horses, elephants, cats, dogs, monkeys, and even rhinos have been used in ancient and modern warfare. But who would have thought that pigs (war…

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Did We Really Once Have Trials for Animals?

When animals attack, there is no formal prosecution, no court, or even a defense attorney appointed. However, this was not always the case. During the Middle Ages, animals were charged…

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Is Ramses the Great Fake News? Looks Like It

New archaeological evidence indicates that Pharaoh Ramses II may not have been the Ramses the Great we all thought he was. The archaeological evidence is from an Egyptian excavation 200…

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The History of Foot Binding in China

Imagine massaging your 3-year-old daughter’s feet, then you grab her little toes and curl them under her foot, then you press with excessive force downward and squeeze them into the…

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The Terracotta Warriors

In 1974, when a group of farmers were digging a well in Xi’an, Shaanxi Province in the northwest of China, little did they know that they were about to unearth…