Weird History


What the Golden Age of Air Travel Was Really Like

Have you ever heard your grandparents talk about their travel adventures back in the 1950s and 1970s? If the answer is yes, you’ve probably also heard about how glamorous and fun it was! Stepping onto a plane was like stepping into a high-class lounge — you would be greeted by the friendly faces of gorgeous…
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Discover Germany: The Ice Age Trail in the Swabian Alb

When one thinks of Germany, they almost never associate it with the Ice Age. I know I never thought of Germany, least of all Southern Germany, when prehistoric civilizations had come up. But did you know that there is an Ice Age Trail in the Swabian Alb, a part of Baden-Württemberg that parallels an intricate…
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Zoroastrianism: The Forgotten Religion That Shaped the West

When you think of the religions that have shaped Western civilization, you probably think of Christianity, Judaism, and Islam. But there’s another, lesser-known religion that has had a surprising influence on the West: Zoroastrianism. This ancient faith, which flourished in Persia thousands of years ago, introduced us to concepts that are now a staple part…
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Walter Raleigh ━ Pirate, Poet, and Renaissance Maverick

Walter Raleigh was the kind of man you’d want at your dinner party: part swashbuckling pirate, part eloquent poet, and entirely a Renaissance maverick. His life story reads like a novel you can’t put down, filled with adventures on the high seas, grandiose explorations, courtly intrigue, and, of course, the occasional stint in the Tower…
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Historic Mediums and Psychics That Still Baffle Scientists

It’s no secret that the supernatural has always captivated us. From ghost stories around campfires to spine-chilling horror movies, there’s something about the unknown that grabs our imagination. But what happens when the supernatural isn’t just fiction? When people claim they can communicate with the dead, predict the future, or sense things beyond our physical…
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How Benjamin Franklin’s Mind Games Rewrote History

When you think of Benjamin Franklin, you probably picture the wise old man with spectacles, flying a kite in a thunderstorm, or maybe the well-known face on the hundred-dollar bill. But Franklin was much more than that. He was a master of strategy, an expert in human psychology, and a man who knew how to…
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Skinwalkers: The Mythical Beings Haunting Navajo Folklore

Imagine you’re driving through the vast expanse of the American Southwest at dusk. The sun is slowly setting, casting long shadows over the rugged landscape. Suddenly, you spot a figure running alongside your car, keeping pace effortlessly. You speed up, but the figure remains. Your heart races as you realize you’re encountering one of the…
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Tourism Through the Ages: From Trading Voyages to Luxury Vacations

Traveling the world is something many of us dream about, whether it’s a backpacking adventure through Europe, a relaxing beach vacation in the Caribbean, or exploring the bustling streets of Tokyo. But have you ever wondered how tourism evolved from basic survival and trade to the luxury vacations we enjoy today? Cue tourism through the…
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Sacagawea — The Woman Who Shaped American History

Back in the early 19th century, when the United States started its westward expansion, one remarkable woman emerged as an essential figure in American history: Sacagawea. Born around 1788 in what is now Idaho, Sacagawea was a Shoshone woman whose knowledge, skills, and resilience were instrumental in the success of the Lewis and Clark Expedition.…
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Absurd Rules and Regulations from the Middle Ages

By now, you probably already know how much I enjoy researching the Middle Ages. Spanning from the 5th to the late 15th century, this was an era teeming with complexity and change. However, the complicated power dynamics, religious fervor, and societal norms also created a tapestry of rules and regulations that now seem absolutely bizarre…
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