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10 Astonishing Desert Survival Tales

10 Astonishing Desert Survival Tales

Deserts—the hot, non-polar sort—are among the harshest places on earth. The temperatures there can change from blisteringly hot to freezing cold within a few hours. With sparse plant and animal life, and by definition very little water, a desert can easily become a graveyard. There are a dozen things that can kill you in the […]

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10 Battles Won By Sneaky Espionage

10 Battles Won By Sneaky Espionage

In a pitched battle, armies simply throw themselves at each other on open ground and then flee at their earliest convenience. But with reliable intelligence, one side can dictate where and when the fight will come and how best to win it. This is why George Washington famously said, “There is one evil I dread, […]

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10 Heroic Last Stands from Military History

10 Heroic Last Stands from Military History

To me, the “heroic last stand” is one of the most awesome of all the awesome footnotes of history. Sure, not all of them work out this way, but I can almost see the noble bunch of heroes looking at one another and saying, “This is it, gentlemen, we are royally screwed, surrounded, and the […]

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10 Famous Boycotts

10 Famous Boycotts

When Irish land agent Charles Boycott had to evict nonpaying tenants, he found himself an economic and social pariah. His employees stopped working in the fields, the stables, even in his own house. Local businessmen wouldn’t take his money, and the postman refused to deliver his mail. Boycott imported labor to tend the crops, but […]

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10 Decades of the 20th Century

10 Decades of the 20th Century

We have now moved in to the 21st century, but for virtually everyone reading here, the 20th century was our century. In this post I am taking images of 4 significant events for each decade of the 20th century. A picture paints a thousand words, so here they are: The 1900s 1901 Australia Federates 1903 […]

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10 Small Places That Influenced The World

10 Small Places That Influenced The World

According to the great tragedian, Euripides, “The first requisite to happiness is that a man be born in a famous city.” Although his statement may not be far from the truth, the pursuit of happiness is not relevant for this list. The focus of this list is to collect ten small places which had or […]

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