Video The Lizzo crystal flute performance that has offended Republicans apparently. The flute was made in the 1800s for President James Madison
Image In 1992, John Thompson was home alone when he had both his arms ripped off in a farming accident. However he still managed to get up and dial for help by holding a pencil in his mouth. He survived and both his arms were reattached.
Image Ted is a neutered African lion from the Knowsley Safari Park in Liverpool, UK. A lion like him is the closest we can get as a model for what the extinct steppe lions of Eurasia and North America likely looked like.
Image In 1532, Incan ruler Atahualpa was captured by Spanish explorer Pizzaro. For freedom, Atahualpa offered to fill a room with gold for the Spanish. The Incas brought over 6000kg of riches - the largest ransom ever paid, but it wasn't enough for them. Pizzaro took the treasure, but still executed him.
Image Young 'Thomas Moore', before and after his enrollment at the Regina Indian Industrial School in Saskatchewan. 1890′s.
Image In 1719, John Law decided to offer prisoners in Paris something they could not refuse. He offered them their freedom as long as they were willing to marry a prostitute and head off to Louisiana.
Image The “Dancing Mania Plague” was a social phenomenon during the medieval times which caused more than thousands of people to dance erratically, until they collapsed from exhaustion or died. It was widespread in many countries throughout Europe, and the true cause still hasn’t been identified.
Video Ukrainian drag queen Verka Serduchka singing “russia goodbye” at the Independence Day concert held in underground Kyiv metro
These ceremonial swords my dad gave me that were passed down to him starting with his great grandfathergallery
Image In the 1640's the Dutch inhabitants of New Amsterdam built a 12' wall to keep the bad hombres out. In 1664 the British ignored the wall and took New Amsterdam by sea. It's now called New York. They took down the wall and built a street. It's called Wall Street
Image This massive sculpture of a waking giant exiting the ground looms in the park of Széchenyi Square, Budapest, Hungary. Created in 2014 by artist Ervin Lóránt.