Chinese trivia: What was the reason for the construction of the Great Wall in ancient China?

We usually think that in order to resist the invasion of the northern peoples militarily. Politically consolidated the…

Cruel Trivia: A Worse Way to Be Hanged

Until the 1940s, judges handing down death sentences in Britain would say the following: “The sentence of this…

Cruel Trivia: Tunica Molesta

Often eclipsed by the brutal execution methods of the later medieval era, it’s easy to forget that those…

Cruel Trivia: The 1916 Urkun

Whilst the Ottomans were gearing up to enact a genocide upon the Armenians (deportations began in 1915), Russia…

Cruel Trivia: The Execution of György Dózsa

In 1514, the Kingdom of Hungary was living in constant fear of invasion from the east. György Dózsa…

911 trivia: Ceecee Lyles: “I’m so sorry, baby.”

United Airlines Flight 93 was the only hijacked plane that didn’t hit its target. The largest reason for…

911 trivia: Tom McGinnis: “You don’t understand. There are people jumping.”

When the planes hit the Twin Towers, the area’s cell phone bandwidth and land lines became overwhelmed with…

911 trivia: Melissa Doi: “I’m going to die, aren’t I?”

Melissa Doi, 32, was a manager at IQ Financial Systems on the 83rd floor of the South Tower,…

911 trivia: Christopher Hanley: “Please hurry.”

For those trapped in the towers, the two most repeated words to emergency response workers may have been…

911 trivia: South Tower Intercom: “Please remain at your desks.”

Why did folks like Rooney and Fetchet remain? Well, partly because they were instructed to. Audio of the…

911 trivia: Brad Fetchet: “I saw a guy fall… all the way down.”

Many of the victims lost in the South Tower align with Sean Rooney’s relatively calm demeanor. While in…

911 trivia: Madeline Sweeney: “We are flying way too low.”

Madeline Sweeney was an American Airlines flight attendant for over a decade. On September 11, 2001, she covering…

911 trivia: Rob Sibarium: “I thought we were going into the ocean.”

For many near the impact zones, location meant everything. Despite being three floors above Jim Gartenberg, MetLife Insurance…

911 trivia: Jim Gartenberg: “Take It Easy.”

September 11th was supposed to be Jim Gartenberg’s last day working at the World Trade Center. His employer,…

Trivia in Chinese History: There used to be an ancient man who proclaimed himself a general of the universe

A famous general in the Southern and Northern Dynasties was called Hou Jing. He rebelled and killed the…

Historical trivia: the most useless armor

What do you get for the guy who has everything? How about some pangolin scale armour that has…

Trivia in Chinese history: When Qin Shihuang unified China, there was another country that was not unified

The first emperor in Chinese history to unify the six countries declared the entire unification of China at…

Condom trivia: Is it true that it is also called a pencil case?

In addition to the regular condom, there is also a scumbag. This term first appeared in the 1960s.…

Historical trivia: Same-sex marriages of events recorded in history in 2010

Shifting social attitudes saw LGBT rights make substantial progress during the decade, particularly in the West and parts of Asia…

Historical trivia: Golden Age” of Television, an event recorded in history in 2010

Some may argue that the original Golden Age of Television occurred during the 1950s. Others may claim that…

Condom trivia: more than 400,000 soldiers contracted STDs in the 19th century

Condom trivia: more than 400,000 soldiers contracted STDs in the 19th century In the 19th century, the German…

Historical trivia: Malaysia Airlines Flight 370, an event recorded in history in 2010

When a Malaysia Airlines passenger jet disappeared without a trace in early 2014, the fate of the plane…

Historical trivia: The Arab Spring of 2010 events recorded in history

The causes of the Arab Spring were many and long-gathering. For decades, Arab populations had faced repression of…

Historical trivia: Streaming killed video stores of events recorded in history in 2010

The year 2014 marked the final year for many video store chains, including the legendary Blockbuster. The massive…