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The 15 Most Brutal Methods of Execution of All Time

The 15 Most Brutal Methods of Execution of All Time

Most people hope they'll die by passing in their sleep, in a peaceful setting, or maybe surrounded by loved ones. But for the victims of these 15 executions, that couldn't be further from reality. Whether it's being set on fire inside of a tire or having your limbs slowly cut off, these deaths are...

10 Most Notorious Suicide Cults in History

10 Most Notorious Suicide Cults in History

Halloween is on its way and feeble horror tales are being dished out left, right and center. The following true stories, however, are not only filled with death but actually happened. Though often brutal and nonsensical, ritual suicide is real, and has occurred throughout history. The motives...

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Aesop's Fables by Aesop

Aesop's FablesBy Aesop Translated by George Fyler Townsend The Wolf and the Lamb Wolf, meeting with a Lamb astray from the fold, resolved not to lay violent hands on him, but to find some plea to justify to the Lamb the Wolf's right to eat him. He thus addressed him: "Sirrah, last year you...

10 Great Painters Who Were Mentally Disturbed

10 Great Painters Who Were Mentally Disturbed

When the dying tyrant Nero proclaimed on his death bed “Oh, what an artist that perishes in me!” his remarks reveal more than just the arrogance of history’s darkest man. They also reveal the almost immutable cultural connection between art and great suffering; between the artist and the sufferer....

10 Most Evil Propaganda Techniques Used by the Nazis

10 Most Evil Propaganda Techniques Used by the Nazis

Adolf Hitler and the Nazi Party (or National Socialist German Worker’s Party) created in the Third Reich the most extreme and terrifying example of a totalitarian regime the world has ever seen. It is often wondered...

10 War Photographs That Changed the World Forever

10 War Photographs That Changed the World Forever

Image: Eddie Adams Popular photography as we know it was presented to the public in the 1840s. It was proposed as the ultimate portrayal of reality and the eternal confinement of history - unlike art or prose, photographs are not easily altered. They have been used to depict the terrors and truths...

10 Great Novelists Who Were Mentally Disturbed

10 Great Novelists Who Were Mentally Disturbed

The life of an author — particularly an author of fiction – is necessarily connected to that which is most dangerous: our consciousness. It is often through the explorative process of creative literature that we touch the exciting possibilities and subversive consequences of our capacities as a...

10 Most Devious Subliminal Ads in History

10 Most Devious Subliminal Ads in History

Ever since the term 'subliminal advertising' was coined in the 1950s, the idea of ads with hidden messages that can influence us without our conscious knowledge has captivated the popular imagination. If adverts can steer us toward a particular product through surreptitiously placed words or images...

The 50 Most Influential Christians of All Time

The 50 Most Influential Christians of All Time

Paul of TarsusSaul of Tarsus, a.k.a. Paul the Apostle, Paul of Tarsus [?-65 c.e.] was a Hellenistic Jew and student of Gamaliel the Elder who served as enforcer for the Pharisaic Sanhedrin against the apostate Christian sect following the crucifixion of Jesus. Around 33 c.e. he experienced a dramatic...

15 Child Miracles, Wonders and Prodigies

15 Child Miracles, Wonders and Prodigies

Extraordinary things happen to people the world over, but it's rare when they happen to children -- and end with a pleasant surprise. Many don't believe in luck these days, but there are people walking around today that are surely luckier than most. Some of them survived circumstances that should...