Striking Images of Ukraine Before and After the Recent Riots

Gizmodo’s Jesus Diaz uses Photoshop to merge together photos of Kiev that were taken before and after the recent Ukraine riots, creating devastating images that juxtapose the previous peace of of the city with the destruction and violence that raged after the protests began. Although the visuals are striking and attention-grabbing, it is heartbreaking to…

10 More Scandalous Facts About Historical Figures

History, at least what we’re taught, is often whitewashed, glossing over details people feel are unimportant—or detrimental—to the idealized version in their heads. We’ve covered ten such historical scandals in the past, but if there’s one thing we know about history, it’s that there’s no shortage of immoral conduct. Here are 10 more obscure and scandalous facts…

10 Big Business Nazi Profiteers

People often say to be successful in business you have to be unscrupulous and ruthless. Well, that can certainly be said of companies that saw a chance to make a dollar off the back of genocide. Let’s not mince our words—the Nazis were a bad bunch and to be associated with them, let alone profit…

10 Intriguing Facts About Hitler

Check out our new companion site: http://knowledgenuts.com Few names conjure up such repulsion as that of the German Fuehrer. But for all the disgust there’s also a little bit of intrigue. Whereas figures such as Vlad the Impaler and Genghis Khan have been lost some of their barbaric reputation as we understand more of their historical…

Almost 30 million people worldwide live as slaves

Nearly 30 million people across the globe live as modern-day slaves, according to a new report. Many are forced into being child brides, child soldiers, prostitutes, or laborers. India accounts for nearly half of the worldwide total. The Global Slavery Index, released by the Australian-based Walk-Free Foundation, investigated 162 countries and discovered slaves in every…