In undergrad, I discovered a love for history, contemporary and later. I carried it to graduate school where I got a MA in U.S. Social History. War strategies and diplomats were never my thing. The stories I will tell are fun, strange, shocking…just interesting. The weirder, the better. Enjoy. 🙂
In my recent post, Pandemics in History, I, naturally, included the 1918 Flu Pandemic (also called the “Spanish Flu”) on the list. I want to expand on that part of our history for one very obvious reason; there are many parallels between the flu pandemic and the nightmare we have been living for the last … Continue reading What Can We Learn from the Spanish Flu Pandemic of 1918?
Hurricane Ida is upon, so here are some facts about hurricanes that you may not have known. Within a single second, a large hurricane will release the same amount of energy as ten atomic bombs. Nearly half of the hurricanes that hit the United States, hit Florida. Most deaths caused by hurricanes are the result … Continue reading 25 Interesting Hurricane Facts You May Want Not Know
There are rumors floating around in the ocean of covid information and misinformation about the connection between COVID-19 and blood types. You may have heard that blood type O is less likely to catch covid. It certainly piqued my interest when I heard it. So, what’s true? What’s the science behind blood types and covid? … Continue reading Blood Types and Covid: Does Your Blood Type Make You Less Vulnerable to Covid?
Did you know there have only been a few actual pandemics in history? Epidemics and endemics, yes, there have been plenty, but there is just a small number of recorded pandemics in human history, and it’s hard to believe sometimes that we are actually living through one right now. In modern history, this is the … Continue reading Pandemics in History
Two kings and a prince were laid to rest in the Mausoleum of Mohammed V, and although Rabat, Morocco’s capitol city, has so much to offer, this remains one of my favorite places to visit. Just knowing what this dynasty means to Morocco creates a unique atmosphere; you can feel the presence of royalty and … Continue reading The Mausoleum of Mohammed V: Where Morocco’s Famous King Lies
When boundless wealth and power meets little to no consequence for actions, you can imagine the sort of bizarre behavior that might emerge. That’s why it’s not entirely surprising that nearly every royal dynasty has a history of odd behavior. Here are just a few examples of aristocrats participating in behavior that they average person … Continue reading 7 Bizarre Things Aristocrats Did, And Got Away With
The study of history is often limited to the writings and actions of larger-than-life men. What we often forget is that there were centuries of societies before us that lived everyday lives, just as we do, and did weird, gross things, just as others in the centuries after us will say we did. You’ll find … Continue reading 8 Nasty Historical Facts You Probably Didn’t Know
In 2012, Angelo J. Gugliemo, Jr. released a shocking documentary called The Woman Who Wasn’t There, based on his book with Robin Gaby Fisher. Have you ever watched a movie that just “stayed” with you? This documentary did exactly that for me. I watched it several times on my own, showed it to several of … Continue reading Tania Head and the 9/11 Lie
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