Oldest Known Names in the World

Oldest Known Names in the World

Throughout history, humans have used names to identify and distinguish themselves from others. The oldest known names in the world date back thousands of years and provide a fascinating glimpse into ancient civilizations. These names have been passed down through generations and continue to be used in various forms today.  Imagine the … Read more

The Strange Theory of the Homunculus

the term homunculus was coined by Paracelsus

There have been many strange and peculiar theories that have been developed and studied over the years, but one of the most popular theories is the one involving a creature called the homunculus. The homunculus is a small human-like creature with body parts that resemble those found in a person, although it … Read more

The Greatest Expeditions in History

The Greatest Expeditions in History

Our world, as we know it, would not be the same without the work of different explorers in our history. It is all written in our history books the names and expeditions of the brave people who explored the vast oceans during the early times. Apparently, it seems pretty challenging as it … Read more

The Oldest Wineries in the World

green wine grapes

Alongside beer, wine is one of the oldest known existing beverages since time immemorial. The history of wine dates as far back as 8,000 years ago. Archaeological finds have revealed the use of wine in a variety of activities during ancient times, particularly in religious rituals. In 2007, archaelogists uncovered what could … Read more

What Are the Oldest Pizzerias?

Pizza on the table

Pizza is one of the best-loved dishes in the world. It is easy to eat, it is versatile, and (unless you’re Italian, perhaps), you can top it with anything that your heart desires. There’s even a dessert pizza! Like many other famous dishes that have put a stamp on the culinary world, … Read more

The Oldest Songs in the World

Hurrian hymn

Music has existed for at least 55,000 years and is found in every culture in the world. It is not a surprise, as music is one of the fundamental expressions that are unique to humanity. Although there may have been songs that existed far back in human history, the earliest songs only … Read more

The Oldest Breweries in the World

beer being poured in a glass

Beer is one of the ancient beverages in the world, so it might not be surprising that there had been breweries established way, way back then. But what is surprising is that some of the oldest breweries are still existing – and boy, are we glad they’re still here! Believe it or … Read more

The Strange and Unusual Life of Violet Jessop

Violet Jessop in her Voluntary Aid Detachment uniform while assigned to the HMHS Britannic

Violet Jessop was one lucky individual. Jessop (b. 1887 – d. 1971) was an Irish-Argentine stewardess and nurse who survived not only one, not even two, but three shipwrecks. Because of her amazing close shaves from some of the most catastrophic disasters in maritime history, historians usually call her the “world’s most … Read more

The Handshake’s Somewhat Intriguing Origins

the origins of the handshake

The way of greeting someone comes in diverse forms. Kissing and hugging are the norm in some European and Arab countries. Maoris in New Zealand greet each other by rubbing against their noses. However, the most common physical way of greeting people nowadays is the handshake. The clasping of the hands is … Read more

Strange And Unusual Paint Pigments

An abstract combination of various paints

Intro Art has enjoyed a rich history with our species. It has undergone many revolutions and has experienced hundreds of different styles of being expressed. Each culture and area of human civilization has produced its own masterpieces. Naturally, what with color being such an integral part of various sorts of art, there … Read more

Weird and Unusual Facts from History You Never Knew

The aftermath of the Boston molasses disaster

We learned a lot about history in high school, but there is a lot more we never learned from school. There are so many weird and wonderful facts of history that’s so wacky and unusual that could never be repeated even if someone tries to. The past is full of curious stories, … Read more

The Amazing Hindu Milk Miracle

Hindu Milk Miracle

Our eyes sometimes show us something that is very hard to believe. Just like the Hindu milk miracle that happened in India where people claimed that the statues of Hindu gods began to drink milk. It is a phenomenon that happened in September 1995. The news that Hindu god statues were drinking … Read more