What are Some of the Strangest Laws in History?

Ten Commandments

Laws have been an essential aspect of human civilization since time immemorial. They are created to ensure order and promote justice in society. However, not all laws are created equal. Some laws are so peculiar that they leave you wondering about their origin and enforcement. From ancient times to the present day, … Read more

Is There Any Truth to Urban Legends?

Urban Legends

Urban legends are described as ‘… An often lurid story or anecdote that is based on hearsay and widely circulated as true.’ By its very definition, an urban legend a.k.a. an urban myth, cannot be true, can it? David Robson penned an op-ed in the BBC in January 2015, titled ‘Chilling and often disturbing real-life … Read more

What happened to the Sumerians?


For long, the debate around Sumerian civilization has been brought up from time to time. Researchers have put in much time and effort to come to a solid conclusion but all in vain. It all starts from Sumer, which was basically the southernmost region of ancient Mesopotamia. Today, that region is known … Read more

The Interesting History of Crocs


There was a time when the term ‘crocs’ was used to describe luxury and expensive crocodile skin made shoes. However, today it is associated with a totally different type of shoes designed for both toddlers and adults alike. Designed by Lyndon ‘Duke’ Hanson and George Boedecker Jr. crocs were initially designed to … Read more

What Was Life Like for People in Japanese Internment Camps?

music class inside a relocation center

Japanese internment camps were constructed in the United States under the orders of the government, who wanted to prevent espionage by Japan during World War II. While the intent for creating the camps was for the good of the country, many reports stated that the law allowing the construction of the camps … Read more

Why did Latin Die Out?

parallel Latin-Greek text

It is often that we hear a language has gone extinct. Therefore, why would anyone need to hear or learn it? However, the point is that what does it really mean when someone says that a language has become extinct? Since they are not organisms and do not feature a pulse, how … Read more