What happened to the Sumerians?

Enthroned Sumerian king of Ur

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

Crocs Brand Logo

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 … Read more

Why did Latin Die Out?

Latin inscription, in the Colosseum of Rome, Italy

    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 … Read more

What is Boxing Day?

boxing day

Contrary to what the name suggests, this day is not at all about boxing. It is a public holiday that is observed the day after Christmas, 26 December. It is celebrated with the same enthusiasm, cheer, and spirit as Christmas. Moreover, Boxing Day is known by many names. For example, in Ireland, … Read more

Endangered or Forgotten Languages

Sumerian

The term endangered was once used only for animals that had gone extinct. Today, it is also used for certain languages that have either died or slowly dying. When you talk about endangered or forgotten languages, Latin maybe the first language that comes to mind. Although the Latin language may be dead … Read more

What is the History of Internet Memes?

I can has cheezburger meme

  Memes today are recognized as funny, amusing, or interesting items that are spread widely through the Internet. It has been an ever-present part of modern online life. But have you ever wondered how did it all start? Have you ever thought how they evolved? And where did the term “meme” come … Read more

The History of Medieval Torture

The History of Medieval Torture

  Torture is to deliberately inflict either physical or psychological pain on someone to get information from them or as a penalty for a crime. The process of torture is meant to get a conviction which is otherwise not easily possible. Medieval Period:  The earliest civilizations used systematic torture to have their … Read more

The Most Evil Men In History

Adolf Hitler in 1938

  The world has been a tragic place for some. Wars, genocides, famines, and riots are one thing, but people who have ripped, raped, and mercilessly killed people is another. You might have seen a number of documentaries or movies based on famous murderers of the past, but there is nothing close … Read more