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Waris Olatunji
Lagos, 2 months ago

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Divorce by combat, the medieval way of ending a marriage In medieval Germany, husbands and wives could settle their disputes through marital duels. The man fought with one arm tied behind his back in a hole, while the woman wore weighted clothing and used a… Load more

Divorce by combat, the medieval way of ending a marriage

In medieval Germany, husbands and wives could settle their disputes through marital duels. The man fought with one arm tied behind his back in a hole, while the woman wore weighted clothing and used a sack filled with rocks as her weapon. If they couldn't resolve their differences peacefully, they would engage in the duel. The consequences were severe: the husband would be beheaded if he lost, and the wife would be buried alive if she lost also. Either settle amicably or die miserably as the combat seems uneasy to be won as both parties fight with a fierce object.
These rules for a divorce by combat come from Hans Talhoffer’s Fechtbuch, which was written in 1467. The book serves as an instruction manual for how duels should be fought. The book deals with many different types of duels fought with various weapons.

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Justice, 2 months ago

Oh

Faith, 2 months ago

That's horrible

Faith, 2 months ago

What???

DicksonG, 2 months ago

Looks cool

DicksonD, 2 months ago

Wow

Habib, 2 months ago

Then peace is the best option

Justice History
Abuja, 2 months ago

New year

Through out history we have always been seeing ney year so I pray that we never miss any new year in our lives In Jesus name amen Load more

Through out history we have always been seeing ney year so I pray that we never miss any new year in our lives In Jesus name amen

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Ignatius, 2 months ago

Same to you too

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Thanks

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Thanks

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Amen

Tony, 2 months ago

Happy New year

DicksonG, 2 months ago

Happy new year to you too

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Amen ooo

Waris Olatunji
Lagos, 4 months ago

History

41-year-old Masabumi Hosono .was the only Japanese civil servant who survived the sinking of the Titanic in 1912. However, when he returned to Japan, he was sacked from his job, ostracised and called a coward for not sinking with the ship and dying with the… Load more

41-year-old Masabumi Hosono .was the only Japanese civil servant who survived the sinking of the Titanic in 1912. However, when he returned to Japan, he was sacked from his job, ostracised and called a coward for not sinking with the ship and dying with the other passengers. He gave his account of tragic occurrence of the titanic occurrence, he said about 8 am on 15 April, the lifeboat's passengers were rescued by the RMS Carpathia. When he was aboard, he slept in the smoking room but avoided it when he could as he was the target of jokes by the seamen, whom he called "a good-for-nothing band of seamen" for whom "anything I say falls on deaf ears." He pushed back, showing them "a bulldog tenacity" and eventually gained what he called "a bit of respect." He had in his coat pockets a sheaf of stationery with Titanic's letterhead on which he had started writing a letter to his wife in English. During Carpathia's voyage to New York, he used the paper to write an account in Japanese of his experiences. It is the only such document known to exist on Titanic stationery.

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Waris Olatunji
Lagos, 5 months ago

Faded Tech

Guillotine is an apparatus designed for efficiently carrying out executions by beheading. The device consists of a tall, upright frame with a weighted and angled blade suspended at the top. The condemned person is secured with a pillory at the bottom of the frame, holding… Load more

Guillotine is an apparatus designed for efficiently carrying out executions by beheading. The device consists of a tall, upright frame with a weighted and angled blade suspended at the top. The condemned person is secured with a pillory at the bottom of the frame, holding the position of the neck directly below the blade. The blade is then released, swiftly and forcefully decapitating the victim with a single, clean pass; the head falls into a basket or other receptacle below. The guillotine was first used widely during the French Revolution when physician and revolutionary Joseph-Ignace Guilliotin helped win passage of a law requiring all death sentences to be carried out by "means of machines. "
Decapitating machines had been used earlier in Ireland and England and Guilliotin and his supporters viewed these devices as more humane than other execution techniques. In September 1981, France outlawed capital punishment altogether, thus ending the use of the guillotine. The last person to be executed by guillotine was Hamida Djandoubi on 10 September 1977, only 46 years ago.

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Waris Olatunji
Lagos, 5 months ago

Discovery

Mary Mallon, aka Typhoid Mary — the first recorded asymptomatic carrier of typhoid, a bacterial infection that is spread by eating food or drinking water that has been contaminated with the feces of an infected person. Mallon worked as a cook in New York City… Load more

Mary Mallon, aka Typhoid Mary — the first recorded asymptomatic carrier of typhoid, a bacterial infection that is spread by eating food or drinking water that has been contaminated with the feces of an infected person. Mallon worked as a cook in New York City from 1900 to 1907.
During this time, she infected 51 people. One family hired a typhoid researcher by the name of George Soper who believed Mallon was the reason for the outbreaks. He was able to finally track her down and notified her that she may be unknowingly spreading the disease. When he asked if he could collect her urine and stool samples, Mallon refused.
Soper even told her that he would write a book and give her all the royalties. She still refused. In 1907, Mallon was forced into quarantine at a hospital on North Brother Island in New York, located on the East River between the Bronx and Rikers Island. In 1910, she was released under the condition that she change her occupation. Upon her release, Mallon began working as a laundress which paid less than cooking. She did that for several years until she decided to change her name to Mary Brown and go into cooking again. In 1915, she started a massive outbreak at Sloane Hospital for Women that infected 25 people and killed two. She was caught by authorities and imprisoned for the rest of her life.

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Doris, 5 months ago

Nice

Waris Olatunji
Lagos, 5 months ago

BE HUMBLE

Oba Adeniran Adeyemi II was the Alaafin of Oyo, between 1945 and 1954, until he was forced into exile by the Action Group-led government of the Western Region of Nigeria, as a result of the death of the Deputy leader of the Action Group Chief… Load more

Oba Adeniran Adeyemi II was the Alaafin of Oyo, between 1945 and 1954, until he was forced into exile by the Action Group-led government of the Western Region of Nigeria, as a result of the death of the Deputy leader of the Action Group Chief Bode Thomas (1918–1953), and also for having sympathy, for the rival National Council of Nigerian Citizens (NCNC) party of Dr. Nnamdi Azikiwe.

Thomas was a brilliant lawyer, but also very haughty and arrogant. He was made the Divisional Council Chairman in 1953, while the Alaafin of Oyo was a mere member. On his first appearance in council, all the members stood up for him to welcome him except Oba Adeyemi II, who for cultural reasons, could not show deference to anyone in public. Bode Thomas rudely shouted at the king, for having the temerity and audacity to disrespect him. “Why are you sitting when I walked in, you don’t know how to show respect?”
At that time, Bode Thomas was 35 years old while Oba Adeyemi was in his 60s.The Alaafin felt very insulted and nonplussed and he asked in the Yoruba language: “se emi lon gbomo baun?” (Is it me you are barking at like that?). The Alaafin just told him: “Ma gbo lo baun” (continue barking).

The confrontation happened on November 22, 1953. Bode Thomas got home and started barking! He barked and barked like a dog all night until he died in the early morning of November 23, 1953. He cut short his promising career through pride and died without fulfilling his potential. Although, what the Alaafin did might have been extreme. It’s a lesson to us all that “Pride goes before destruction and a haughty spirit before a fall.”

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Ignatius, 5 months ago

Nice

Jamiu Enitan
Osun, 5 months ago

Independence day
The sacrifice that our forefathers made to win the right for us to live in a free country is beyond imagination. A big salute to all our national heroes. Happy Nigeria Independence Day! May Almighty God bless Nigeria and Nigerians

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Chinyere, 5 months ago

HAPPY INDEPENDENCE DAY

Waris Olatunji
Lagos, 5 months ago

Amazing facts
This popular toy was named in honor of President Theodore Roosevelt, after he refused to shoot a bear during a Mississippi hunting trip in November 1902.

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Waris Olatunji
Lagos, 5 months ago

Amazed

Daniel Lambert who was at one point considered to be the heaviest person in human history. At the age of 18, Lambert began working as a prison guard and was much respected for his ability to befriend and help rehabilitate many of the prisoners. He… Load more

Daniel Lambert who was at one point considered to be the heaviest person in human history. At the age of 18, Lambert began working as a prison guard and was much respected for his ability to befriend and help rehabilitate many of the prisoners. He once walked 7 miles (11 km) from Woolwich to the City of London "with much less apparent fatigue than several middle-sized men who were of the party". In terms of strength, Lambert was able to easily carry 560 lbs. (254 kg) and had the ability to stand on one leg. In one particular incident, demonstrating both his agility and strength, Lambert knocked out a bear that was trying to attack his dog. In 1805, Lambert decided to put himself on exhibition and charge people a shilling to visit him in his home at 53 Piccadilly. He worked 5 hours a day, talking to nearly 400 daily visitors on a variety of topics concerning dogs, sports, and animal husbandry.
Lamber also enacted a rule that everyone who entered his home needed to remove their hats.When one visitor reportedly refused to remove his hat “even if the King were present”, Lambert gently replied, "Then by G——, Sir, you must instantly quit this room, as I do not consider it a mark of respect due to myself, but to the ladies and gentlemen who honor me with their company." Lambert suddenly passed away in 1809 at the age of 39. His coffin was so large that it needed to be pulled by 20 men.

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Waris Olatunji
Lagos, 5 months ago

Discovery

Georgia 🇬🇪 is generally considered the 'cradle of wine', as archaeologists have traced the world's first known wine creation back to the people of the South Caucasus in 6,000BC. The Qvevri wine-making technique is a cherished Georgian tradition, predominantly in villages with unique grape varieties.… Load more

Georgia 🇬🇪 is generally considered the 'cradle of wine', as archaeologists have traced the world's first known wine creation back to the people of the South Caucasus in 6,000BC.
The Qvevri wine-making technique is a cherished Georgian tradition, predominantly in villages with unique grape varieties. Using a clay vessel, or Qvevri, wine is made, aged, and stored. Skills are passed down within families during community harvests. The wine-making involves pressing grapes and fermenting them in buried Qvevris for several months. This method is widespread among Georgians, with wine playing a central role in daily life and celebrations. The tradition deeply influences Georgian culture, evident in their oral histories and songs.

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Waris Olatunji
Lagos, 5 months ago

Amazing facts

A Turkish homeowner chasing his chickens through a hole in his basement during renovations came across an abandoned underground Turkish city that once housed 20,000 people. Excavation work uncovered an incredible marvel of engineering, a network of tunnels and shelters 18 levels deep that went… Load more

A Turkish homeowner chasing his chickens through a hole in his basement during renovations came across an abandoned underground Turkish city that once housed 20,000 people.

Excavation work uncovered an incredible marvel of engineering, a network of tunnels and shelters 18 levels deep that went down 280ft (85 metres). This enormous underground city is thought to have begun life as a system of caves built back 1200 BC by the Hittites to shelter from the Phrygians, who then in turn further excavated the area and expanded the living space when they conquered the region.

In later centuries it appears as though Christian inhabitants of the Roman Empire expanded the cave systems by adding more layers and including chapels, stables and places to make wine and olive oil.

The underground city of Derinkuyu was a safe haven for the people living in the region on many occasions, with a long string of conquerors and occupiers marching through that part of the world.

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Fatima, 5 months ago

Frear

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History

Waris Olatunji
Lagos, 5 months ago

Legends!
The Spartans were known for their tough and spartan lifestyle. One of their peculiar dishes was a type of soup called "melas zomos" or "black soup," which was made with pork, vinegar, and blood. It was considered a symbol of their frugality and resilience.

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Waris Olatunji
Lagos, 5 months ago

PLAY A SUCKER TO CATCH A SUCKER—--SEEM DUMBER THAN YOUR MARK

Douglas Brent Hegdahl was an American Navy petty officer who was taken captive during the Vietnam War. He was considered dumb by his captors and they gave him the nickname "The Stupid". He acted like an imbecile, refusing to speak, instead he continuously hummed a… Load more

Douglas Brent Hegdahl was an American Navy petty officer who was taken captive during the Vietnam War. He was considered dumb by his captors and they gave him the nickname "The Stupid". He acted like an imbecile, refusing to speak, instead he continuously hummed a song.
Throughout his imprisonment, he remained in a similar state, to the extent that the Vietnamese captors believed he had some form of cognitive impairment. Upon his return to the United States after his release, Hegdahl recited the names of about 256 fellow POWs (prisoner of war) who were being searched for by the US military and as well as reveal the conditions of the prisoner-of-war camp.

Remarkably, Hegdahl had memorized the names by associating them with the tune of "Old MacDonald Had a Farm," which he had used previously to hum during his captivity.

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Presh, 5 months ago

Nice

Waris Olatunji
Lagos, 5 months ago

History

🇻🇳 HISTORY OF THE VIETNAM WAR 🇻🇳 The Vietnam War, lasting from 1 November 1955 to 30 April 1975, was a devastating conflict primarily between communist North Vietnam, supported by countries like the Soviet Union and China, and anti-communist South Vietnam, backed by the United… Load more

🇻🇳 HISTORY OF THE VIETNAM WAR 🇻🇳
The Vietnam War, lasting from 1 November 1955 to 30 April 1975, was a devastating conflict primarily between communist North Vietnam, supported by countries like the Soviet Union and China, and anti-communist South Vietnam, backed by the United States and other allies.

This Cold War-era proxy war spanned almost 20 years, with the U.S.'s direct involvement concluding in 1973. The war spilled into Laos and Cambodia, resulting in the Laotian and Cambodian Civil Wars, culminating with all three nations turning communist by 1976. North Vietnam's support from the Viet Cong, a South Vietnamese communist front, triggered a guerrilla war in the South. As a consequence, U.S. involvement intensified, escalating from mere advisory roles to full-fledged combat after the 1964 Gulf of Tonkin incident.
Despite superior air power and extensive firepower, U.S. and South Vietnamese forces couldn't secure a decisive victory.The turning point was the 1968 Tet Offensive by North Vietnam, which, although a military failure, eroded U.S. domestic support for the war. The war inflicted immense human costs, with estimated Vietnamese casualties ranging from 966,000 to 3 million. Additionally, the conflict claimed the lives of over 58,000 U.S. service members. The war concluded with the fall of Saigon to North Vietnam in 1975, leading to the reunification of North and South Vietnam in 1976.

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Presh, 5 months ago

Nice

Waris Olatunji
Lagos, 5 months ago

Discovery

A 4,500-year-old Egyptian dress was painstakingly reassembled from approximately 7,000 beads found in an undisturbed tomb in Giza, Egypt. The dress is thought to have belonged to a female contemporary of King Khufu (2589-2566 BC). While the original strings had disintegrated over the years, the… Load more

A 4,500-year-old Egyptian dress was painstakingly reassembled from approximately 7,000 beads found in an undisturbed tomb in Giza, Egypt. The dress is thought to have belonged to a female contemporary of King Khufu (2589-2566 BC). While the original strings had disintegrated over the years, the beads were still in their original position, allowing for an accurate reconstruction. Although the color of the beads had faded, they were originally blue and turquoise. Initially believed to have been worn for a dancing ritual, the dress's heavy weight suggests that it may have been used during funerals, according to archaeologists.

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Presh, 5 months ago

Nice

Dee, 5 months ago

Wow

Fatima, 5 months ago

Centuroes have passed

Waris Olatunji
Lagos, 5 months ago

Amazing facts

The Zimbabwean 100 trillion dollar bill, the note with the most zeroes of any legal tender in all recorded history, 2008. One USD equalled 175 quadrillion Zimbabwean dollars. Hence, a holder of this Zimbabwean hundred trillion (Z$100) banknote would only get 40 cents in U.S.… Load more

The Zimbabwean 100 trillion dollar bill, the note with the most zeroes of any legal tender in all recorded history, 2008.

One USD equalled 175 quadrillion Zimbabwean dollars. Hence, a holder of this Zimbabwean hundred trillion (Z$100) banknote would only get 40 cents in U.S. currency in exchange.

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Presh, 5 months ago

Nice

Fatima, 5 months ago

May Allah protect Nigeria from this

Waris Olatunji
Lagos, 5 months ago

Amazing facts

3.300-year-old chariot bridge that is still in use today. The Arkadiko Bridge in Greece was built between 1300 and 1190 BCE, making it one of the oldest still-used arch bridges still in existence. Built on a road that linked Tiryns to Epidaurus, it was part… Load more

3.300-year-old chariot bridge that is still in use today. The Arkadiko Bridge in Greece was built between 1300 and 1190 BCE, making it one of the oldest still-used arch bridges still in existence. Built on a road that linked Tiryns to Epidaurus, it was part of a larger military road system.

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Faith, 5 months ago

Wow

Macdonald, 5 months ago

How did dey manage to carry the rocks

Fatima, 5 months ago

History

Doris, 5 months ago

Okay

Waris Olatunji
Lagos, 5 months ago

LONDON GREAT FIRE ?

In 1666, when Thomas Farrier, the king's baker, failed to properly extinguish his oven, sparkling the Great Fire of London. He went to bed only to be awoken by his house in flames. The sparks leapt across the street and set fire to straw and… Load more


In 1666, when Thomas Farrier, the king's baker, failed to properly extinguish his oven, sparkling the Great Fire of London. He went to bed only to be awoken by his house in flames. The sparks leapt across the street and set fire to straw and fodder in the stables. Then the fire engulf on to 13,000 houses and an estimated 100, 000 people were left homeless. Within days, King Charles II set about rebuilding his capital. London was reconstructed on essentially the same medieval street plan which still exists today. To prevent future fires, most new houses were built of brick or stone and separated by thicker walls. Narrow alleyways were forbidden and streets were made wider. Permanent fire departments, however did not become a fixture in London until the mid- 18th century.

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Macdonald, 5 months ago

Growth in destruction

Fatima, 5 months ago

Thanks

Waris Olatunji
Lagos, 5 months ago

What they call love

Love is an heart-felt emotion that ponders the mind and entangles the heart of a being. Love has been before existence of human, first from God the creator of the world /universe. History also has it that the Statue of Eternal Love - Ali &… Load more

Love is an heart-felt emotion that ponders the mind and entangles the heart of a being. Love has been before existence of human, first from God the creator of the world /universe. History also has it that the Statue of Eternal Love - Ali & Nino stands proudly in 📍Batumi, Georgia 🇬🇪 telling a poignant tale of love against all odds. The sculpture, named ‘Man and Woman,’ captures the essence of a Muslim boy and a Christian girl whose love is challenged by war and cultural contrasts.

This narrative finds its roots in the novel ‘Ali and Nino,’ unfolding in Baku from 1918 to 1920. Despite their diverse backgrounds, Ali and Nino’s bond is tested by wartime separation, culminating in Ali’s tragic demise, which shatters Nino’s heart.
The sculpture pays homage to their enduring love.

The statue (‘Man and Woman’) designed by sculptor Tamara Kvesitadze, stands as a captivating metal artwork on a mobile platform. At dusk, the figures engage in a slow, poignant dance, briefly uniting before passing through each other. Weighing 7 tonnes and towering at 8 meters, the sculpture’s graceful movement takes approximately 10 minutes, orchestrated by computers and enhanced by vibrant lights.As the motion ceases, the figures stand back-to-back, serving as a haunting symbol of Ali and Nino’s heart-wrenching separation.

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Fatima, 5 months ago

Indeed

Fatima, 5 months ago

Love ibdeed

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