In some temples throughout the city of Kyoto there are ceilings made with wood stained by the blood of warriors. The blood dates back over 400 years to a historical event that took place after the end of the feudal age. In the...
Koala populations have long been at risk due to several factors, mostly human-related. They were a prime targets for food by Aboriginal hunters, and the 20th century saw an increase in koala hunting as Europeans began to settle in...
Okunoshima Island, located in Japan’s Inland Sea between the islands of Honshu and Shikoku, boasts something that not many other places in the world can - herds of adorable rabbits that are tame enough to approach humans. The island...
Back in 1890, news of a strange sighting jarred the people of southeastern Arizona. A local newspaper, the Tombstone Epitaph, reported that two ranchers encountered an enormous, winged creature that they claimed looked like an alligator with wings. They...
In the wildlife preserves of South Africa, the African elephant and the white rhinoceros normally coexist fairly peacefully. The southern white rhino, a species which is near-endangered mostly due to their being a target for poachers seeking the ivory...
They say that history repeats itself, and that seems to hold some weight while looking at the origins of the Know-Nothing Party. With a humble beginning in the 1849 creation of the Order of the Star Spangled Banner, a...
Do you believe in curses? One of the most well known tales of a curse is based on the deadly track record of a valuable gem: the Hope Diamond.  The Hope Diamond is a valuable stone, weighing about 45...
There are countless people throughout history who have changed the lives of millions, yet many of them are little-known or not known at all. While a myriad of inventors, painters, and celebrities are household names, there are plenty of...
Most people already know the ill-fated story of the Titanic. The year was 1912. The ship was preparing for its first voyage across the Atlantic Ocean, from Southampton, England to New York City. Quite a sight to behold, it...
These fast food chains are the very same establishments that brought you deliciously addictive items like the Big Mac, Whopper, and the Cheesy Gordita Crunch. However, not everything they've developed over the years was a success. In fact, many...
Elvis Presley was may be one of the most famous musicians of all time. He had countless hits like Hound Dog and Jailhouse Rock, but there was more to his life than his music. Here are just a few...