Vikings

10 Surprising Viking Facts Movies Miss

10 Surprising Viking Facts Movies Miss
Films
8 months ago

We are used to seeing Vikings as they are portrayed in movies: unkempt, unwashed, and very harsh. However, in reality, they were perhaps the most well-groomed people of their time. Ancient Scandinavians loved to bathe, kept their clothes clean, and would not have minded visiting a barber shop if they had one.

This Cat Doesn’t Drink and Leaves No Pawprints

This Cat Doesn’t Drink and Leaves No Pawprints
Animals
year ago

Let’s get into the “purrfect” world of felines. From the sand cat that can go for weeks without drinking water to the first cat that went to space. Here are the 10 interesting cat facts for you to enjoy and be informed about.

If You See the Ocean Is Red, Don’t Come In!

If You See the Ocean Is Red, Don’t Come In!
Curiosities
year ago

The Baltic Sea anomaly. In 2011, a diving team came down to the bottom of the northern part of the Baltic Sea — they went on a treasure hunt. But what they came upon was a pretty weird object. When they took photos and showed them to others, many believed it was a sunken spaceship of another civilization. Other people thought that some natural causes formed the object. But the metals inside the structure definitely couldn’t have been formed naturally. Now, some scientists even believe it was something that appeared way back in the Ice Age. Maybe it was even a meteorite that ended up trapped under ice back then.

You’ll Have No Reason to Put Off Your Makeover Any Longer With These 8 Cosmetic Gems

You’ll Have No Reason to Put Off Your Makeover Any Longer With These 8 Cosmetic Gems
Shopping
year ago

The Vikings had their own idea of the makeover routine. Women painted their faces with red pigment for marriage ceremonies and when welcoming a new family member. Men painted their faces blue for different heroic adventures. They usually used some natural materials, like charcoal, berries, and crushed minerals. As for the hair, women preferred beautifully comfortable knots and braids, and men wore long fringes and short hair on the back of their heads combined with very well-groomed beards.In today’s world, Viking hairstyles are still widely popular, as are other things that have become more of a creative form of self-expression than a tribute to traditional ways. Let’s check out the most clever ideas that lots of people have already tried and loved.

What If Columbus Never Reached the Americas

What If Columbus Never Reached the Americas
Curiosities
8 months ago

It was hot in the tropics. A type of heat unknown to the men aboard the Ninã, the Pinta, and the Santa Maria ships, led by Italian explorer Christopher Columbus. It had been months since these men left their home cities in Europe. And until then, Europe was all they knew. They were given a difficult and even dangerous task. Spain hired Columbus to find a New Western Route to Asia. They needed new routes for trading and buying spices. But it was far from a simple job.I mean, crossing the ocean never is. Little did those sailors know that their lives were about to change forever! “Land in sight!”, someone must have shouted on board. But when they finally stepped on that new foreign land, they discovered they were not in Asia. They had landed in the Americas.

10+ Popular Myths Everyone Still Falls For

10+ Popular Myths Everyone Still Falls For
Curiosities
11 months ago

So, what kind of gas do you fill up with? Well, tacos usually do the trick for me, but at the filling station, you’ve probably noticed different tabs with some numbers on gas pump buttons. Those are octane levels, varying from regular and mid-grade to premium. Each one provides a different level of octane that your specific engine type requires functioning effectively. Your choice should be based on the compression ratio of your engine. So, the myth of using premium for a car that requires regular gas to gain better performance or to boost the engine’s health is false. Best stick to the fuel recommended for your car. You’ll save money buying the correct fuel. But what if you filled your gas tank on a cold morning, allowing the fuel to shrink? Won’t it make the fuel denser, providing more value for your dollar? This is another false myth. The supply tanks are buried so deep underground that the temperature inside doesn’t change at all.

Thank Your Lucky Stars You’re Not Living in the Middle Ages

Thank Your Lucky Stars You’re Not Living in the Middle Ages
Curiosities
10 months ago

None of us have lived in the Medieval times, including me, and, I have to say, lucky us. People back then would just not believe many products we use today. And we don’t even realize how hard our life would be without the simplest things we take for granted today. Let’s dive into the life of the Middle Ages, and you’ll see for yourself.

11 Household Hacks That Will Save You a Lot of Time and Money

11 Household Hacks That Will Save You a Lot of Time and Money
Home
year ago

We tend to think that caring about comfort is a very modern thing and in previous periods of history, people used to be much more austere. However, household tips and tricks can be traced well into ancient times. For example, tough Vikings went through a lot to get the swankiest pillows and duvets: turns out, they used quite rare feathers in them.

10 Times We Were Tricked by History

10 Times We Were Tricked by History
Curiosities
2 years ago

It’s true that you shouldn’t believe everything that you hear, and history is no exception. Many years of studies and scientific developments have helped us to find the answers to most of the questions we used to have in the past. Nevertheless, there are still some mysteries and myths that will remain unanswered until proven otherwise.

7 “Modern” Things We Had No Idea Existed in the Past

7 “Modern” Things We Had No Idea Existed in the Past
Curiosities
2 years ago

Truth is stranger than fiction, and history is weirder than you think. This is also known as the “Tiffany problem.” Tiffany is a medieval name — short for Theophania — from the twelfth century. But for people not closely familiar with history, it sounds unbelievable since the name seems so modern.

8 Ethnic Groups That Are Full of Mysteries

8 Ethnic Groups That Are Full of Mysteries
Curiosities
3 years ago

In the twenty-first century, science has reached such heights that it seems there are no more secrets left. Geneticists came to the aid of ethnologists and shed some light on the origins of many ethnic groups. But not all the puzzles have been solved. For example, how did Native Americans manage to get to Europe earlier than the Europeans got to the New World?

11 Things That We Still Believe to This Day, Despite the Facts

11 Things That We Still Believe to This Day, Despite the Facts
Curiosities
2 years ago

There are countless myths that we have all come to know and believe as facts, from the tallest mountain to historical inaccuracies. If you know where to look, you can easily understand that what we all believe to be true has actually been debunked by the experts. In fact, NASA has even debunked one big myth that the Great Wall of China is visible from space.

18 Things About Living in Denmark That Made Us Jealous of Its Citizens

18 Things About Living in Denmark That Made Us Jealous of Its Citizens
Places
3 years ago

Denmark might make people think about fairy tales. After all one of history’s most famous Danes was the world-famous writer Hans Christian Andersen. And his famous story, “The Little Mermaid,” has been famously immortalized by a famous statue along the country’s Langelinie promenade. For some, it also helps that Denmark the home of the old amusement park called Tivoli, which is right in the middle of Copenhagen, inspired Walt Disney to create Disneyland. But the country is more than that.

40+ Real Facts That Might Be Hard to Believe Right Away

40+ Real Facts That Might Be Hard to Believe Right Away
Curiosities
4 years ago

New knowledge about the world appears much faster nowadays, but there are still a lot of misconceptions around us. Many things kids were taught at school half of a century ago have disappeared into oblivion. And some information that used to be considered too outlandish has ended up in modern school books. For example, you might not have heard that the biggest eggs in the world aren’t laid by ostriches, or that in countries where people consume more chocolate, residents become Nobel laureates more often.

What 15 Actors From “Vikings” Look Like in Real Life

What 15 Actors From “Vikings” Look Like in Real Life
Films
4 years ago

It’s always interesting to see our favorite actors when they’re not on set. And a show as savage and gruesome as Vikings involves heavy makeup, costumes, tattoos, and hairdos that may make it difficult to imagine what its actors look like in reality.