40 Military Slang Terms Only People In The Military Will Understand

If you’ve been “voluntold” would you know what just happened to you? How would you react if somebody referred to you as a “zoomie”? What about if you were told to “beat feet”? If these military phrases have you baffled, read further for some easy clarification. We’ve translated some of the most common military slang …

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The Untold History of Viking Women

In sagas of old, Viking women have often been neglected. During the Viking Age, these long-haired ladies were beautiful, fierce, and capable of much more than many other women of their time. From their unique wedding customs and funeral rites, to what they ate and how they dressed, this is what life was really like …

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Fantastic Facts About the Vikings

Few historical groups bring both fear and wonder to our minds quite like the Vikings. The fierce, axe-wielding warriors, with their longship raids and legendary Norse gods, once took the world by storm, with people today still captivated by their brave and bold ways. Unfortunately, centuries of tall tales have buried many Viking truths under …

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America’s Best Castles

When it comes to castles, you probably think of ancient European fortresses far, far away – but did you know there are several magical, mystical estates you can visit right here in the US? Built by eccentric Americans instead of medieval royals, many USA-made castles serve as museums or grand event spaces, with their towers, …

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Fascinating Maps from Around the World

Why are we fascinated with maps? First created to help old-timey people navigate the globe – and still used today on our GPS systems to find the nearest Starbucks – maps definitely serve an important function. Sometimes, however, they simply serve to educate and entertain.  These maps show the relationships between states and countries, and …

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This Day in History

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Unexpected Facts You Probably Don’t Know About the Amish

Concealed from the rest of the world with their old-fashioned ways, the Amish population is rather isolated and rarely in the public eye. Often misunderstood, there’s so much more to them than buggies, bonnets, and beards. For one, they don’t actually go to church, and among their various, uncommon wedding traditions, Amish brides have a …

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25 Most Commonly Misspelled Words in the English Dictionary

Language learning is a tricky process. It is something we use every day, yet sometimes we encounter words we forget how to spell. Whether it’s the omission of silent letters, double consonants, or substitution of similarly sounding letters, we sometimes find ourselves guilty of committing spelling errors. Here, we give you a rundown of 25 …

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