History becomes more interesting to read when it's weird; when we get hit by the unexpected. And if it comes down to people in history whom we either look up to or at least assume them to be a certain way, we become compelled to know more.
Such was the personality of Sir Isaac Newton.
When we think of him, apart from his genius of physics and mathematics, we assume that he was very shy, introverted, coming from a broken home, unwanted as a child, and a loner. Even in his own field, he is like no other.
We all are parts of various cultures that either we were brought up in or adopted later in our lives by getting inspired. Cultures are beautiful but like the two sides of a coin, they have their bad aspects too. They can pave your pathway to your destination so that you don't face any unnecessary hurdles and they can even make your life miserable and in some cases — lame and immobile.
Alexander the great is unquestionably one of the most famous military commanders in the world.
He conquered the world known at his time by the age of 32. The military forces of the Kingdom of Macedon were the most powerful, advanced and most organized armies of their time. Defeat was a word unknown to them.
But most part of the credit goes to the father of Alexander, King Philip II of Macedon. Macedon, at the time before Philip II, became the King was regarded as a second-rate power.
It had almost no importance in Greek politics which, at that time…
We know that people in ancient history had quite a knack for cruelty, injustice, dishonesty,…actually, it was illiteracy. Good and bad people have always been there in societies, in all eras. But when it came to the punishments, people in power to punish would lose their sanity and humanity.
Crucification, pealing off peoples’ skin, crushing of heads by making an elephant walk on it, sawing in half, and so much more were the tortures.
The treadmill was also a form of torture.
A track under your feet, you run or jog, yet space never changes its form, and time, it…
When we think of royalty, the first thing that comes to mind after looking at their extravagant lifestyle is ‘rules’. A set of laws and regulations that makes them look posh in an unreachable manner. We find numerous videos and articles on the sets of rules different royals have to follow and then we know for sure that we are good to not be royal because many of the rules make no sense.
Like Queen Elizabeth forbade the use of garlic in her kitchens. …
“Fashion is the mirror of history. It reflects political, social and economic changes, rather than mere whimsy” — Louise XIV
Fashion is one of the many factors that help historians distinguish between the ancient people’s lifestyle, religion, statuses of certain people, rituals and myths. Its evolution helps us understand the general status of a society.
And so, fashion has taken many different turns; weird, warm, ridiculous, sad, painful, and political.
Here are some of the fashion images from history that I found strikingly different or with a good behind the scene story:
In Berlin, Germany in 1946 children’s shoe toes…
Far across in Scotland, there is a statue of a bear holding an artillery shell, standing upright on two legs, commemorating one of WWII’s most unusual soldier.
Wojtek means “Happy Warrior” and he really was a happy, joyous soldier bear, a great friend of Polish soldiers, an assistant in the army and a coffee-lover.
An Iranian boy had found a bear cub whose mother had been shot by hunters. The boy with the bear was headed to a railroad station in Hamadan, Iran from where Polish II Corps soldiers and civilians refugees were passing by.
It was on 8 April…
About 2000 years ago, in a province far across in the Middle East, a man emerged with a message that would influence the next centuries and would radically change the course of world events and redefine the lives of billions of people.
Christianity is an Abrahamic monotheistic religion centred on the teachings of Jesus Christ, a messenger from God. The Holy Book followed is the Bible, now having various interpretations carried out by religious scholars. Christianity was once a sect of Judaism. It is the world’s largest religion forming a majority in 157 countries. …
“Notion’s ease of use is one of its hallmarks. It helps you visually navigate content and remember where something is.” — Marie Szuts, Head of People Ops, Figma
Do you have Saved Pins for planning in your aesthetic Pinterest that is truly a lazy man’s daydream? Do you struggle with keeping up with the spectacular ideas that you have in your brain, in one place, to use later on? Or do you have many different apps for different purposes, one for note-taking, the other for habit-tracking, another for the daily to-do list?
If the answer is yes to these questions…
Hermoine went out of her bedroom heartbroken because she had put a forgetting spell on her parents, to make them forget her so that they won't get killed by death eaters, while protecting her.
As she was walking to the front door, she glanced at everything in the house, it was her last day here. She wanted to absorb all the memories of the beautiful parents that she had.
She looked at the kitchen table, everything was set in its place, she looked at her bookshelf, her parent's gifts to her. …