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12 Historic Events That Didn’t Play Out Like Our Teachers Led Us To Believe

12 Historic Events That Didn’t Play Out Like Our Teachers Led Us To Believe

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Popular culture has a habit of rewriting history. Throughout my early years of schooling, I just assumed that everything I read in textbooks was true. As I grew older and began to question what I'd been spoon fed for so many years, I grew to be inquisitive. It was at that point when I realized that I couldn't just take everything at face value. googletag.cmd.push(function() { googletag.display('VN_PG_DCBP_ATF'); }); Historians are people, too. They make mistakes. And it's no secret that any story passed between human beings runs the risk of alteration. Like a never-ending game of telephone, the relaying of so-called facts often becomes a jumbled mess of misinformation. To help set the record straight, here are 12 widely accepted historical myths that simply aren't true. ...
7 Lesser-Known Serial Killers We Should All Learn More About

7 Lesser-Known Serial Killers We Should All Learn More About

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googletag.cmd.push(function() { googletag.display('VN_PG_DTBT_ATF'); }); Like many people, I have always been deeply fascinated by serial killers. Before you take that the wrong way, let me explain. I don't mean to say that I idolize serial killers or condone their actions in any way. The heinous crimes they commit disgust me as much as the next person. However, I do think there is a lot to gain by studying the darkest side of humanity. Taking another human's life is the most unnatural thing a person can do, yet it comes as second nature to serial killers. Why? The answer is unclear, but must lie somewhere in the lives and minds of the murderers themselves. Killers like Jack the Ripper, Ed Gein, and Jeffrey Dahmer have been discussed for year...
You’ve Heard These 10 Smash Hits, But Did You Know That Prince Brought Them To Life?

You’ve Heard These 10 Smash Hits, But Did You Know That Prince Brought Them To Life?

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Although we rung in the new year a few short months ago, 2016 has already taken David Bowie, Alan Rickman, Harper Lee, Natalie Cole, and Otis Clay, to name a few. And we're now in the throes of another major loss. The Artist Formerly Known as Prince left us on April 21, 2016, and it's already proven to be a crushing blow.When larger-than-life entertainers suddenly exit stage left, it's hard to imagine the world without them. Although losing them is always hard, they leave us trails of breadcrumbs that we can follow whenever we need a little comfort. Seeing doves, for example, will undoubtedly strike a chord with Prince fans all over the world from now on. But did you know that The Purple One contributed to way more material than the music that helped him top the charts? Here are 1...
16 Things You Thought You Knew About Thanksgiving (But Were Totally Wrong)

16 Things You Thought You Knew About Thanksgiving (But Were Totally Wrong)

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As kids, we're usually told the cookie-cutter, cartoon version of the first Thanksgiving. They dress us up in what could be argued as culturally insensitive outfits and tell us about the time the Native Americans helped the poor, struggling Pilgrims plant and harvest in their new land.And that's sort of true, but there's really so much more to this holiday than what they teach us in school. In fact, a lot of what we we think we know about turkey day is actually a huge lie. 1. The pilgrims landed on Plymouth Rock, right? iStock Wrong, they actually docked in nearby Provincetown, MA. Because who really wants to guide their ship through choppy winter waters into dangerous, sharp rocks? 2. Speaking of those brave pilgrims, no one actually calle...