The 500 Year Old Map that Shatters the Official History of the Human Race

The 500 Year Old Map that Shatters the Official History of the Human Race

Buck Rogers | If conventional wisdom on the history of the human race is correct, then human civilization is not old enough, nor was it advanced enough, to account for many of the mysterious monolithic and archeological sites around the world. Places like Gobekli Tepe in Turkey, the Bosnian Pyramids, and Adam’s Calendar in South Africa, beg the same question: if…

1914  Race of the hydrocycles

1914 Race of the hydrocycles

Since the 1890s people had an amazing vehicle as an alternative to a boat, the hydrocycle. Myron Coloney of New Haven, Connecticut in fact designed one of the first hydrocycles, the “marine velocipede,” which was patented and loosely based on a penny-farthing bicycle. In 1914, Parisians thought of a definitely unique way to spend their…

The Ancient Tuaregs, Lost Lords of the Sahara

The Ancient Tuaregs, Lost Lords of the Sahara

The Sahara Desert is the largest hot desert in the world, and the third largest desert in the world (after Antarctica and the Arctic, which are classified as cold deserts). At 9.4 million square kilometres, this vast desert covers much of North Africa. As much of the desert receives less than 3 cm of rain…

The Curse of the Samurai Muramasa Blades

The Curse of the Samurai Muramasa Blades

In Nitobe Inazo’s 1899 work exploring the way of the samurai, Bushido, the Soul of Japan, the sword is dubbed as the ‘Soul of the Samurai’. As swords were so highly revered, the swordsmith’s work became an immensely important task. In Chapter XIII of Nitobe’s work, the writer speaks about the swordsmiths as follows: “The…

12 Overlooked Innovators Who Helped Invent the Modern World

12 Overlooked Innovators Who Helped Invent the Modern World

Everyone knows Graham Bell, Einstein, and Edison. Recently, even Tesla is getting his due. Still, it seems that the public consciousness only has room for just a few of recent history’s most prolific and important thinkers. In the spirit of giving some of science’s most overlooked names long overdue love, here are 12 extraordinary innovators…