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Can You Identify These Famous Historical Figures ? QUIZ !
Offbeat  (tags: humans, history, quiz, off-beat, interesting )

- 20 days ago -
Human history is old - like, really, really old. Literally thousands of years old. That may not be all that long on a geological or evolutionary scale, but considering people usually don't even make it into triple digits age-wise (or past 60, if
Famous Cat Lovers In History
Offbeat  (tags: cats, history )

- 48 days ago -
People have lovedâEUR"and even worshipped cats-since the beginning of time. We know Cleopatra of Ancient Egypt and her love affair with cats. In fact, the term cat eyeliner was another thing she was famous for. But there are a number of cat lovers
Study: Two-Thirds of U.S. Millennials CanâEUR(TM)t Identify AuschwitzStudy: Two-Thirds of U.S. Millennials CanâEUR(TM)t Identify Auschwitz
Offbeat  (tags: history, odd, culture, ethics )

- 68 days ago -
A survey found significant gaps in knowledge about the Holocaust, particularly among millennial age respondents, according to a statement and survey results released on Holocaust Remembrance Day on January 27, 2019...
Incredibly Intricate Gold Bug With Mechanical Wings Carved Onto Silver Dollars
Offbeat  (tags: history, interesting, off-beat, unusual )

- 86 days ago -
The art of the hobo nickel, the 18th century practice of carving unusual images into small, low-denomination coins, is arguably more popular than ever. This intricate art form involves inscribing images by hand into coins and other....
A Tragically Beautiful Video Captures Parisians Singing Hymns as They Watch Notre Dame Burn.
Offbeat  (tags: offbeat, France, architecture, history, buildings, Notre Dame, unusual, fire )

- 90 days ago -
Even those of us who are not Catholic and who have never visited Paris can feel this loss, as Notre Dame has been a fixture in human architecture and culture for centuries.
11 Forgotten But Important Moments in Women's History
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- 132 days ago -
There is a wealth of lesser-known yet incredibly important moments in women's history that you might not know about.
The History of the World According to Cats
Offbeat  (tags: history, cats, interesting, off-beat, cartoon, video )

- 184 days ago -
In ancient times, wildcats were fierce carnivorous hunters, so how did these solitary, fierce predators become our sofa sidekicks?
Yokozuna, Controversies and a Dump Truck: A Sumo History - in Pictures
Offbeat  (tags: sumo, history, humans, environment )

- 214 days ago -
The origins of sumo date back 2,000 years and it was from the 17th century that saw its rise as a spectator sport. However, viewing figures and homegrown participants have declined over the past two decades with the sport also under the spotlight due
Historic Photographer of the Year Awards - in Pictures
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- 229 days ago -
The Historic Photographer of the Year awards celebrate historic places and cultural sites across the globe, from national treasures to hidden gems. Entries were judged on originality, composition and technical proficiency as well as the story that
A Few Things You (Probably) Don't Know About Thanksgiving
Offbeat  (tags: history, Thanksgiving, humans, environment )

- 237 days ago -
The pilgrims stole from graves, the Wampanoag were devastated by disease, and the peace between them was political.
We Remember the Great War, While Palestinians Live It
Offbeat  (tags: history, Great War, Ottoman empire, Armistice, British rule, Battle of the Marne, Balfour Declaration, Palestine )

- 238 days ago -
Not just the waterfalls of poppies and the familiar names Mons, the Somme, Ypres, Verdun, but the almost total silence about all those who died in the First World War ..
11 Ways the Oriental Deserves a Standing Ovation
Offbeat  (tags: oreiental cat, siamese cats, history, pics, interesting )

- 251 days ago -
What's the history of the Oriental cat? Are they related to the Siamese? Is the Oriental good with families? Let's find out.
The History of Cats - Cats in the Ancient World
Offbeat  (tags: cats, history, ancient world )

- 339 days ago -
You'd be surprised at the key roles cats played throughout ancient history and mythology. Let's look at the history of cats in the ancient world.
Adept British Astrologer, Pam Gregory, Discusses August Transits And Solar Eclipse   video
Offbeat  (tags: Astrology, August 2018, astronomy, history, Partial Solar Eclipse, Transits, personal effects, political effects, planetary effects, nature, facts, culture, video, world, unusual, humans, interesting )

- 349 days ago -
Pam Gregory has a handle on the potential traps...and deadends portended in August 2018.....with brilliance and compassion, she leads us to live from the heart courageously during this period.

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