He was a dictator who tortured and killed his people

If you are an internet lurker you probably would’ve seen photos like the one below about pre-revolutionary Iran. I come across them very often on Reddit, the caption of these photos usually says: Iranians will regret overthrowing the Shah for a long time, or revolution is not always a good…


He Beat his own son to death

The Russian ruler Ivan the Terrible was the first Tsar of Russia. He is a very important figure in Russian history. Ivan is credited for the modern geographic presence of Russia. He was the one who occupied and incorporated most of Siberia into Russia.

Ivan became the ruler of Russia…


A real-life Dystopian town

Kowloon Walled City, the city of darkness

Kowloon city was a slum-like city in Hong Kong. At its peak, it had around 33,000 people in 8,800 homes. The city had around 1000 businesses, all in an area as small as 2.8 hectares. It was 119 times as dense as New York City.

The city was famous for…


She was Hitler’s closest female friend

Magda Goebbels was the wife of Joseph Goebbels, who was the Propaganda Minister of Nazi Germany and a very close ally of Adolf Hitler. Magda had seven children, six from Joseph and one from her previous marriage to Güther Quandt.

She joined the Nazi party in September 1930, it was…


JFK was addicted to painkillers

Getting sick is no fun for anybody but, it is even more dangerous when you are a politician because your opponents will use that as a tool to put you down. For this reason, politicians and world leaders around the world keep their illnesses a secret. Many U.S …


He saved 2,000 children without thinking about his own life

“Sometimes superheroes reside in the hearts of small children fighting big battles” ​ — Unknown

For the past 20 years, terrorism has taken many innocent lives in Afghanistan and Pakistan one such innocent was Aitzaz. Aitzaz Hasan was a 17-year-old boy studying in 9th grade in the Northwestern province of…


The siege of Candia was one of the longest sieges in history

The Ottoman Empire was one of the most powerful empires in history. During its expansion, one of its biggest enemies was the Republic of Venice. Both powers fought several wars for control over territories in the Mediterranean.

Both would engage in their fifth war over the island of Crete which…


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When the world’s greatest conqueror, Alexander the Great, died his vast empire started to crack from within. It wasn’t clear who should succeed him because Alexander had no heir. His generals fought for control over different territories. All of his generals wanted to keep his body in their territory. …


She was an assistant to Hitler’s dentist

Käthe Heusermann was born in Berlin to a middle-class family. She was interested in studying dentistry and hoped to become a dentist one day. In the early 1930’s she started to work for a Jewish dentist. But the dentist fled Germany when the Nazi party came to power. After that…


It took one year to prepare the party and it cost about $500 million

Throughout history, monarchs have organized events with the utmost luxury and spent a lot of wealth on them. These events would show their wealth, power, and influence. …

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