Tag Archive: history

The Heirs of Byzantium

Even though the past is gone, it never really goes away. People, societies, and civilizations can have a lasting impact long after their own demise. We are all, in some way, the heirs… Continue reading

Unknown Presidential Milestones

In the United States we remember a lot about our Presidents. The Chief executive is the de-facto representative of the country, so we absorb all the little details from his shoe size to… Continue reading

The First to Stand Still and The Origins of Civilization

It is estimated that human beings have been on this planet for around 200,000 years. What we know of history really only begins 10,000 years ago, and even that is sometimes a stretch.… Continue reading

The Not-So-Secret Garden (Review)

Marcus Tullius Cicero said, “If you have a garden and a library then you have everything you need.” But what if you have the best, most famous garden ever? Do you still need… Continue reading

Innovations That Must Be Very Old, But Actually Aren’t

Some inventions and ideas appear to be so important they are timeless. Even the most integral things, though, must have been invented at some point in time. Here follows six innovations that are… Continue reading

Weird, Creepy, and Unnecessary Things, In Space.

Human beings are natural born explorers. We’re always trying to go places we have never been, and in all honesty, probably shouldn’t be. Outer space, for example, is a place where we have… Continue reading

Forms of Arcane Magic (That you can learn, too!)

Who doesn’t sometimes wish they could be like Harry Potter, whisked away to a magical school to become a master of arcane arts? While there is no Hogwarts, there are plenty of institutions… Continue reading

The Best Last Words of American Presidents

For the last 238 years Presidents of the United States of America have been some of the most powerful people on the planet. They were all men of many words, and some of… Continue reading

Bad Advice From Philosophers

Philosophy means a love of knowledge. Many of the greatest thinkers in history were philosophers, both knowledgeable and wise. Many of them thought, “If everyone listens to me, then we will all be… Continue reading

Drugs in History

Lets face it: everyone loves drugs. From Tylenol to LSD, ingesting substances to fix our problems is as human as philosophy and giant piles of garbage. (A lot of philosophy is a giant… Continue reading

Bits of Bad Advice From Myths and Legends

Myths and Legends are, according to every English teacher and Magic: The Gathering enthusiast, important stories that teach us valuable lessons about life. This isn’t always the case. Sometimes they teach lessons that… Continue reading

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