You may have seen them on TV or in history books. You probably know the historical Figures who have shaped the world or gave us the highest form of entertainment. You definitely know their names and what made them famous. But even the nerdiest scientists, biggest politicians and famous movie stars have some secrets that hide behind their fame. Whether you are a history buff or casual observer, here is a list of 10 incredible facts about some of the most popular and well-known historical figures in the world that are sure to shock you!
Summer is a time for relaxation, taking in some sun and joining the global migration to the beach. It happens every year, but how much do you really know about the season and what the world gets up to during this time? Here is a list of ten facts about summer that are guaranteed to really make you sweat!
From the Eiffel Tower to the Big Ben, Taj Mahal to the Sydney Opera House, you’ve seen them all in pictures and postcards, but how well do you really know them and their history? We’ve found ten amazing facts about some of the world’s most notable landmarks that are guaranteed to shock and amaze you!
Every year on the summer solstice in June, music fans and musicians alike take to the streets and celebrate their love for the musical arts. This celebration, which began in Paris, now takes place all over the globe. Here are ten facts about the Fete de la Musique and the music industry in France that every true fan of the event should know!
The world is a complex and amazing place full of wonder and surprise. It should come as no shock then that there are a few facts about our glorious planet that you have yet to learn. Here are 20 things that are guaranteed to blow your mind!
Are you familiar with the human body? We all have one and we tend to put it through its paces. We know the basic biology factors, but do you remember the finer details of your last biology class? Here are some shocking facts about your body, that your teacher never told you.
The English team may have had its difficulties these last couple of years, but you’ll still bleed red and white with pride because there is no team quite like this one. They have heart, determination, skill and most of all a pride for their sport and country, just like you. Here are ten facts that only the truest and most loyal England fans would know.
The Fourth of July marks the anniversary of the official Independence of the U.S. and for many the peak of the summer season. I bet you’ve got your grilling plans down pat and your playlist sorted for the pool party, but just how much do you actually know about the history of this important day and the country it belongs to? Here are 10 incredible things about the history of Independence Day and the United States of America that you probably knew nothing about.
Ghosts, goblins and ghouls, everyone seems to have an account of coming into contact with one (or more) or these supernatural phenomenon, but how many do you believe? Are you convinced of alien life? Sure the Bigfoot exists? Convinced there really is a slimy monster in the depths of Loch Ness? Well if you weren’t convinced before, we may be able to change your mind here.
We all dream of travelling to far bustling cosmopolitan cities, white sand beaches and sprawling forests in far-away lands, but just how much do you know about the world’s favorite holiday destinations? Think you know it all? Well, we have 10 facts that are guaranteed to stun you about 10 of your favorite places to get out and get away. >>read more<<
Our lives are so busy and sleep is an integral part of our day-to-day. It just never seems like we get enough! It is something we do every single day, but how much do you really know about this crucial part of your day? Here are 5 facts we’ve compiled, guaranteed to shock and amaze you about the fine art of sleep and just how necessary it is to keeping your body healthy. >>read more<<
Each year bikini season arrives and each year there is a new fitness trend which promises you the perfect beach body in record time. Weird device marketed on late night TV, Celebrity spokespeople and miraculous results led to overcrowded classes and ridiculous fads. Some fitness trends are still going strong today, others have gone out of fashion as fast as they popped up. Do you remember these fitness fads and trends? >>read more<<
With hundreds of fad diets out there, you may find it easier just to clean up your diet a little and eat healthier. There are many foods that pretty clearly fit into one category and others that fit in another. Fruits, veggies and most whole grain foods deserve the healthy praise they get, but some foods that have worn that label for far too long, are not exactly what they seem. Make sure you know all the facts before you eat. >>read more<<
Nowadays it seems like there is a new superhero blockbuster movie coming out in cinemas and demanding our attention and adoration. It’s pretty clear that it is something that works because, quite simply, the world is obsessed with these supernatural beings and their abilities. I mean, who doesn’t want to be able to travel through time, to fly or be invisible. It is every person’s childhood fantasy all grown up. We are so in tune with all things superhero that it may feel like we’ve seen and heard it all. Let me tell you now, you haven’t. So, strap on your boots, cape and mask and get ready to find some pretty crazy new things out about your favorite superheroes. >>read more<<
In 1800, the average human’s life expectancy at birth was 33 years of age for women and 31 years for men. Today that number has hugely increased with life expectancy for women reaching 83.5 years and for men 79.5 years. In both cases however, women live about 5% longer than male counterparts. >>read more<<
Ok, so they still aren’t open to the general public, sorry movie fans, but back in the day, 1929 to be more specific, tickets to the show cost just $5! The first ceremony, which was held at the Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel was a private dinner with just 270 people in attendance. A total of just 15 statues were awarded and the ceremony was a mere 15 minutes! Today it is a royal affair, with people glued to their television screens to not only see who takes home the titles, but what the stars are wearing and who they arrived with. >>read more<<
In 1962, the city of Chicago dyed the Chicago river green for the first time in honor of the St. Patrick’s Day holiday. Unsure of how much dye would be needed to turn it completely green, the business manager of the Chicago Journeymen Plumbers Union, a man by the name of Stephen Bailey, dumped a massive 100 lbs of green vegetable dye into the river. The green hue lasted for a whole week! Since then, the river is dyed in Chicago every year by the Plumbers Local 110 union by dumping just 40 lbs as opposed to the 100 lbs used in 1962. The shade of green used in the river is referred to as “Kelly” green. The dye, however, only lasts for about five hours. >>read more<<
The start of the Chinese New Year depends entirely on the phases of the moon. The date of the New Year follows the lunar or lunisolar calendar rather than on the Gregorian calendar. The date changes on a year to year basis, but it will usually begin somewhere between January 21 and February 10. The celebration for the Chinese New Year begins on the first day of the lunar month. It will then continue for 15 days, until the moon is a full moon. Each of the 15 days of the New Year celebrations has a particular purpose, or role. One day is dedicated to visiting family, and another day on eating specific special foods. >>read more<<
There is love in the air, romance all around you, it’s only natural that couples across the country are catching the commitment bug! An estimated 220,000 couples get engaged on the great day of romance. Despite this, a full 40% of people polled stated that they felt negatively about the holiday. >>read more<<
The Powerball Jackpot, which is estimated to be worth more than $1.4 billion, is officially the largest…ever. The $1.4 billion estimated Jackpot will make some lucky person wealthier than some countries! The winning amount is more than the GDP of Greenland, Gambia, Samoa and the Solomon Islands. Previous to this, the largest winning amount was $656 million in the MegaMillions which was won in the United States on March 30, 2012. The amount was split between three winning tickets; one in Maryland, one in Illinois and one in Kansas. If the Powerball does indeed hit the $1.4 billion mark, it could become the highest payout win ever in lottery history! >>read more<<
Making a Murderer has become one of Netflix’s most popular shows of all time. On social media, fans of the show have been particularly vocal. On Twitter, the #MakingAMurderer hashtag has been used a whopping 250,000 times (and counting). Other popular hashtags related to the show include: #FreeStevenAvery and #StevenAveryIsInnocent. Numerous celebrities and public figures have also weighed in on the show and the central character. >>read more<<
Five months into the first World War in 1914, troops along the Western front from Germany and the United Kingdom took a break on Christmas Eve from fighting and began to sing carols to one another across the battlefield. The next morning, Christmas Day, German soldiers bravely emerged from their trenches and began to approach the Allied troops while calling out "Merry Christmas" in English. Amazingly, the British soldiers then also came out onto what had previously been the battlefield and greeted them and shaking hands, and some even exchanging cigarettes as gifts and engaging in a game of football. This event would later become known as the Christmas Truce of 1914. >>read more<<
Listen up kids of the 80’s, Polaroids are back! The instant photo developing camera is back in a big way and everyone is clamoring for them this Christmas season. So how exactly do you set yourself apart from the crowd then? With the Polaroid Zip is how! The Polaroid Zip prints photos directly from your mobile phone or tablet via Bluetooth into beautiful individual shots. Time to get those selfies and pictures of dinner last night up on the fridge right? >>read more<<