The 20 Most Important Events in Human History

The Invention of the Internet

That you’re reading this right now is a sign of just how much potential the internet has to alter the way we even think about history. Ancient events are no longer confined to dusty books or shared stories. Instead, an abundance of information is only ever a few clicks away.

Thanks to the invention of men like Tim Berners Lee, the way we live our lives has been changed forever. It’s altered the way we think about our past and the way we fight our wars. It’s been an essential component of recent events like the Arab Spring and the colour revolutions, all while providing entertainment and commerce at the same time.

The invention of the internet was a paradigm shift, one we’re yet to fully understand. But if the old adage is true, if ‘those who do no understand history are doomed to repeat it’, then the internet allows us to (hopefully) avoid many of the mistakes listed in this article.
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  • Humans Are Not The Only Species That Likes To Get Drunk

    Veterinary doctors around Northern Australia are used to the giant influx of parrots found on the streets being brought in for check-ups periodically throughout the year. They have dubbed it the drunken parrot season. A period of the year when the Red-collared lorikeets decide to get completely intoxicated and tipsy off natural brews. [caption id="attachment_9734"...

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  • Broccoli Is A Man-Made Plant And Is Never Found In The Wild

    Ever walked through nature and said wow that's beautiful broccoli growing over there. No, you never have, and never will do. That is because you will simply never find broccoli growing out in the wild. Never has anyone walked through a forest and gazed upon rows of wild broccoli. And the answer lies in its...

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  • World's Greatest Waterslide Was Tragic

    One would think the story of the world's greatest waterslide would be a terrific tale of excitement and wonder. Unfortunately this is far from the truth. The story of the world's greatest waterslide is one of sadness, lies and deceit, which ultimately ended in a tragic accident. Coming in at...

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  • The Classic GoldenEye Game Was Made By A Team Of Nine

    If you have ever played N64 then you definitely at some point played the iconic and classic Goldeneye 007 game. Based on the James Bond movie this game became an instant cult classic. Either you played it for hours with friends or you spend hours training to beat levels at...

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