How Easily Could America Become a Dictatorship?
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How Easily Could America Become a Dictatorship?

Most people perceive it as unthinkable that a country like America could end up a dictatorship. After all, America has an incredible amount of checks and balances, and is well designed to weather the storm of dictators and tyrants. However, even the most well designed and manufactured things can be broken, and many people have […]

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Top 10 Infamous Guillotine Executions
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Top 10 Infamous Guillotine Executions

In the centuries prior to the French Revolution, French authorities used a variety of methods of execution depending on the nature of the crime and the condemned man or woman’s place in society. Some of these punishments took on what many would deem quite extreme dimensions of brutality. For example, French murderess Marie-Madeleine-Marguerite d’Aubray, Marquise […]

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10 Fascinating Facts About the USS Constitution
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10 Fascinating Facts About the USS Constitution

In 1797 an act of Congress created the United States Navy and authorized the construction of six frigates to fill the role of its capital ships. Three of the frigates were designed to be the heaviest and most powerfully armed ships of their type ever built. They were President, United States, and Constitution. A fourth, […]

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History’s 10 Longest Reigning Monarchs
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History’s 10 Longest Reigning Monarchs

It’s often been said, “Heavy is the head who wears the crown.” Although paraphrasing Shakespeare isn’t terribly difficult, the act of ruling is — as well as wrought with plenty of drama, peril, and sometimes even violent death — just ask The Bard. Nonetheless, throughout the course of history, some leaders have managed to defy […]

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Top 10 Reasons The British Royal Family Is Awesome
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Top 10 Reasons The British Royal Family Is Awesome

The latest heir to the British throne is finally here! Sadly, Prince William and Duchess Catherine declined our request to be the first site with close-up photos of their bouncing baby boy, so here’s a generic baby wearing a crown instead. Luckily, most every baby looks alike, so we probably came real close. Sadly, if […]

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