The Algorithm That Catches Serial Killers

Did you know that American killers are less likely to be caught today, than 50 years ago? That's bad. And on top of that, there are an estimated 2,000 serial killers working, actively, in the USA today. This is the problem that caused Thomas Hargrave to create an algorithm to spot serial killers in massive amounts of data.

The Trung Sisters' Rebellion

These women are national heroes in Vietnam -- and they deserve the title. Who were the Trung sisters? What was the rebellion they were involved in? Watch and find out!

35 Lesser-Known Inventions of Famous Inventors

Some of these inventions were ahead of their time. And some were just weird - like Tesla's 4-foot radio-controlled toy boat

Want to See the Oldest Surviving Video of a Total Solar Eclipse?

It was done in -- wait for it -- 1900! The first total solar eclipse to be filmed has recently been restored. The film was done by Nevil Maskelyne, an illusionist turned astronomic videographer for the British Royal Astronomical Society. This 1900 film is actually Maskelyne's second attempt at filming a total solar eclipse. His first attempt was in 1898, when he traveled all the way to India to be at the right place to view a predicted total eclipse. Maskelyne got there in time, but sadly, his film was stolen, and the crime remains unsolved and the film unrecovered.

Does Time Work Differently in Different Languages?

Different languages have slightly different ways of speaking about time. But does that mean that time itself is understood differently, depending on your language?

Is Afghanistan the Graveyard of Empires?

This video reviews three major empires that "died" trying to take Afghanistan: the nascent empire of Alexander the Great, the British Empire, and the Soviet Union.

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    By Lillian Audette

    This blog is a collection of the interesting, the weird, and sometimes the need-to-know about history, culled from around the internet. It has pictures, it has quotes, it occasionally has my own opinions on things. If you want to know more about anything posted, follow the link at the "source" on the bottom of each post. And if you really like my work, buy me a coffee or become a patron!

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