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The Longest Lived Empires You’ve Never Heard Of

[ReviewAZON name=”empires” id=”43″ display=”inlinepost” asin=”0892369876″ trackingid=”mywebsource1-20″ country=”us” width=”200px” float=”left” imagetop=”10px”]Everyone has heard of the Roman Empire.  Rome was a world power from 44BC until technically 1453.  While it was the longest running Empire in history, this is really a misnomer since Rome consisted of Western and Eastern sections and was conquered a couple of times during this time span.  When we look at some of the longest lived empires, you may be surprised by some of these other.  Most likely, you’ve probably only heard of one of these five. Read more…

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Posted by Jimm - January 8, 2012 at 3:31 pm

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Five Ways Miscommunication Led To Disaster

MiscommunicationHe said that she said that the other guy said…and so on.  You know how it goes.  By the time a story is retold over and over again, it isn’t even the same story.  Well, that’s miscommunication.  It has caused some serious problems throughout history, as noted in the five stories below.  A lot of people have given up there lives over a simple misunderstanding.  Here are five of the worst! Read more…

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Posted by Jimm - September 2, 2010 at 7:05 pm

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Five Famous People Who Were Shorter Than Napoleon

Short People Who Looked Up To NapoleonEveryone knows that Napoleon Bonaparte was a short guy. Right? Well, actually, he wasn’t that short, standing at approximately 5’6″ tall, which was the average height for a European man at the end of the 18th century.  The myth that comes about from him being a small fry comes from his enemies who wanted to poke fun at him.  However, there were some really famous, short people out there and here are five of them that Napoleon towered over. Read more…

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Posted by Jimm - July 31, 2010 at 9:16 pm

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Five Things To Remember on May 4th

History is full of sex, violence, conspiracy and intrigue. That’s what people like to hear about, but how often do we get bogged down in the boring aspects of history – dates, politics, and blah, blah, blah… When you are in school, it is like you are listening to the teacher from Peanuts, droning on about something that the kids couldn’t understand.  History should be fun and that’s what this post is about!  Here are five things that happened, on this date, back in time… Read more…

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Posted by Jimm Fowler - May 4, 2010 at 12:39 am

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Five People Born on April 20

Today is April 20, 2010 and the 110th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar.  There are 255 days left in the year 2010. According the Mayan calendar, there are 976 days till the end of the current cycle.  On this date, in 1926, Warner Brothers and Western Electric add sound to film, thus ending the silent film era.  Here are five people born on this day. Read more…

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Posted by Jimm Fowler - April 20, 2010 at 3:06 pm

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Five Famous People Who Died of Syphilis

These famous people died of Syphilis.

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Posted by Jimm Fowler - December 17, 2009 at 4:31 am

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