Art History Humor

America Takes On Communism

Soviet soldiers that have become Americanized at last. And that’s what the Cold War really was all about.

Art History Interesting

“Reflections” On The Past

It’s hard not to love these amazing pictures of older folks reflecting on their younger selves in the mirror.

History Interesting Weddings

The Parachute Wedding Dress

Sure the parachute bottom makes a pretty wedding dress, but as it turns out, this particular chute played a crucial role in the marriage…namely, without the chute, the husband would have died long before the wedding. Read more here.

History Travel

The Stunning Ajanta Caves

Hidden in the midst of dense Indian jungles, the Ajanta Caves are a stunning series of temples that we lost for almost 1000 years until they were discovered again in 1819. Learn more about these beautiful rock-carved temples here.

Image via danchitnis [Flickr]

History Interesting Sex

Sex In the Middle Ages

You probably already know that in the middle ages sex was looked down upon by the church, but people still had carnal desires. In fact, the dildo was actually invented back in these dark ages. Learn more over on Oddee.

Geekery History Politics

6 Civil War Myths Everyone Believes

To some extent, it’s easy to see why today’s kids are so stupid, considering how much of this complete misinformation they still feed us in schools.

History Nature Travel

Amazing Volcano Exclusion Zone Pics

When the island of Monterrat was victimized by a volcanic explosion, everyone in the town of Plymouth was ordered to evacuate and the town was declared an exclusion zone. Since that time, the residents still have not been able to visit their homes. Unsurprisingly, images of the damage are striking and utterly fascinating.

History Interesting Travel

American Ghost Towns

Personally, I’ve always found the idea of a ghost town to be simply fascinating…even after I was old enough to realize they aren’t just towns populated with spirits. This fascinating article on Woman’s Day takes a detailed look at some of America’s greatest ghost towns, including Gleeson, Courtland and Pearce, Arizona (pictured above).

Animals Funny History

Monkeys Driving Tiny Cars

Is there anything monkeys don’t look cute doing?

Geekery History Politics

Amazingly Awesome Spy Gears

These super incognito glasses are actually a cyanide pill in disguise, just chew on the tip and the interrogation ends. They’re just one of many cool tools of the trade for super spies during the Cold War. Wired has more.