In June 2019, a horrific case of an 18-year-old, Denali Brehmer, gained notoriety when she was found guilty of killing her best friend for 9 million dollars. The Prosecution reported that the alleged juvenile had been talking online to a supposed millionaire named Tyler from Kansas City, who promised Brehmer 9 million dollars if she killed someone.
Brehmer, under the influence of her newly found love, Tyler, killed her best friend Cynthia Hoffman with the help of a few other friends. …
The greatest and the most successful warriors wielded the sharpest and the strongest blades. These blades have a legacy of their own. These sharp yet beautiful historical artefacts speak volumes of their owners’ legacy as well. These iconic yet deadly swords narrate the stories of entire generations. Historical Swords connect people with their ancestors, their culture and history.
Here are top 10 most iconic swords of all time.
The second Sino-Japanese war killed almost 20 million civilians. The most brutal event of the second Sino-Japanese war was the Invasion of Nanjing by the Japanese troops. The brutalities that occurred within one month of invasion is called “The rape of Nanjing” or “Nanjing Massacre”. Within six weeks of the charge, the Japanese soldier killed nearly 300,000 Chinese people and raped approximately 80,000 women. The Japanese left Nanjing in ruins of broken buildings and mounted corpses. (Sue De Pasquale)
In late 1937, the invasion of Shanghai gave Japan a boost of confidence which led them to advance towards Nanjing, China’s…
Anna Elisabeth Michel, better known as Anneliese Michel, lost her battle of life to so called demonic possession at the young age of 23. She wanted to suffer for the sins of homeless drug addicts and other sinful people. The girl went through 67 exorcism rituals in three years. Sadly, she was extremely dehydrated, malnourished and gave up on medication which caused her death on July 1, 1976.
After her horrific death, her parents were charged for homicide. The court believed that the case was not of demonic possession, instead Anne might have been schizophrenic but her parents negligently chose…
This is one of the most bizarre rituals of the Royal Family. The Monarch has to attend the opening ceremony of the Parliament.
However, before the Queen enters the Parliament, a hostage from the Parliament has to be handed over to the Royal Family to ensure the safe return of the Queen.
The tradition originated when the Parliament and the monarchy were not on very good terms. In order to ensure that the Monarch or the head of the State was not harmed in any way, a hostage was first taken by the Royal family.
The hostage was kept in…
For centuries, the tale of La Llorona, the wailing woman, has been recounted to Mexican children as a spooky bedtime story. She is a mysterious figure who committed infanticide by drowning her own children.
Many people claim to have seen her wandering at night, while others believe that she is just a myth used to scare and trick children into obeying their parents. There are various versions of the story depending upon the time, area, and how the story is told.
For anyone who loves horror stories, it is a tale worth knowing.
A long time ago, a beautiful but…
A Palestinian protest in Jerusalem over the decision of the Supreme court of Israel to evacuate homes in East Jerusalem’s neighborhood, Sheikh Jarrah, led to a violent exchange between Gaza and Israel. Unfortunately, the situation is only worsening.
Ilan Goldenberg, the director of the Middle East Security Program, stated:
“The most likely scenario is, unfortunately, the one we’ve been in for the past 15 years.” (Goldenberg)
The Gaza health officials report that the death toll has risen to 103 people, including 27 children and 11 women. Additionally, 580 people have been injured since Monday. Six people, including one child, died…
Muhammad Ali, the boxer who proclaimed himself to be “The Greatest,” was more than just a sportsman.
He was a champion within the ring, but his achievements were not limited to the ring. Qualities like commitment, will, charisma, and empathy added to the celebrity status he initially obtained from boxing.
No one can question his dedication and his fight against social injustices and the active steps he took to address to the racial problem in the US at that time. He was a ray of hope for the oppressed African American community and a human rights advocate.
In the ring…
Henry Howard Holmes was America’s first serial killer. He confessed to killing 27 people. However, some believe, he killed over 200 people. Holmes belonged to an affluent family and enjoyed a great childhood. However, he turned out to have devilish tendencies. His killing instinct kicked in when he was young.
Holmes used to perform surgery on animals as a child. As he grew up, he joined a medical school and started making insurance money from cadavers. He used to disfigure corpses, and claim that they died in an accident to get insurance money. Holmes moved to Chicago after graduation and…
The ocean is often the subject of countless superstitions and paranormal activities. Many of these myths have been depicted in pop culture movies and operas. One such legend is that of the Flying Dutchman, a ghost ship notorious for being the omen of bad luck. As is the case with myths, there are many different versions of the story.
This myth originated in the 17th Century and follows the story of a captain named Van Der Decken, sailing across the Cape of Hope, a part of the sea infamous for its storms and terrible weather.
The captain of the ship…
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