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1910s
26 Mar

17 Ultimate Facts About the 1910s

Following on from a barnstorming decade of transportation and social revolution, the 1910s is a decade that, regrettably, was marred by war. In many ways, it’s hard to talk about the period between 1910-1919 without mentioning World War I, but we won’t be shying away – for the sheer fact that people who lost their …
facts about the 1940s
18 Mar

36 Ultimate Facts About the 1940s

The 1940s were mostly marked with war and suffering but luckily there was light at the end of the tunnel in the form of heroism and endurance. Even though these years were dominated by World War II, many other happenings left a significant trace on this decade of transformation. Technology advancements, rhythm and blues music, …
1950s
15 Mar

22 Fierce Facts About the 1950s

We have a lot to thank the 1950s for. It was the first decade to emerge post-war, creating cultural revolutions all over the world. Popular music was on the rise, as was home entertainment via television. It was also a huge revolution for fashion, as well as one for strides in racial equality. It’s a …
1960s
13 Mar

54 Ultimate Facts about the 1960s

No better song describes the 1960s as Bob Dylan’s “The times they are a-changing”: “Come gather ’round, people Wherever you roam And admit that the waters Around you have grown And accept it that soon You’ll be drenched to the bone If your time to you is worth savin’ And you better start swimmin’ Or …
1990s
4 Mar

39 Ultimate Facts about the 1990s

Every decade has its ups and downs, its treasure chest of serious but also wacky moments. The 1990s are no different! They’re often remembered as being (relatively) peaceful. The quality of television radically improved. “Seinfeld” and “The Simpsons” reached their popularity in the 90s along with “Friends,” “Beverly Hills, 90210” and “NYPD Blue.” In feature …
facts about the 2000s
1 Mar

37 Ultimate Facts about the 2000s

The 2000s was the decade of the New Millennium, meaning many new breakthroughs were expected to happen within this decade. Nevertheless, the 2000s were probably one of the last romantic decades, when we still had time for old and new friends and acquaintances, when the thrill of meeting someone new was always in the air. …
smallpox
29 Feb

What Happened in 1980?

It was the first year of the 80s, and no one truly knew what this incredible decade would bring! From intriguing music and iconic fashion to world-changing events and political drama – this was the start of a decade looked upon fondly and with some controversy, too. But, what happened this very first year of …
french guillotine
28 Feb

What Happened in 1981?

We are now well and officially into the 80s, and let’s face it, the hair is already wild, the clothes are very much neon, and the radio has some of the biggest hits of all time thumping out of the boombox. But, of course, the 80s brought more than just cultural phenomena. For example, here …
Brittany
27 Feb

10 Brilliant Facts about Brittany

Brittany is one of France’s most famous regions and with good reason. This natural, wild, and beautiful expanse boasts a fascinating history, inviting culture, and warming food. Here are some fun facts about Brittany you’ll want to know before you visit. 1. Brittany is in the north of France. Brittany is a gorgeous region located …
The Blue Lagoon
26 Feb

12 Breezy Facts about the Blue Lagoon

For some of us, bathing in a geothermal pool is pretty much a dream come true. Taking a warm bath outside in the freezing snow without feeling cold sounds too good to be true, right? Well, not if you visit the Blue Lagoon in Iceland! Geothermal bathing is all the rage – and we’re about …
traumatic brain injury
23 Feb

Some Scary Facts about Traumatic Brain Injuries

Among the most devastating of injuries, traumatic brain injuries (TBIs) can have profound and lasting effects on the victim and their loved ones. In a world where understanding and quick response are the keys to recovery, it’s crucial to shed light on some startling statistics and undiscussed aspects of TBIs. We dive into the grim …
Makkah
23 Feb

10 Majestic Facts about Makkah

Makkah is one of the most important cities in the world for many reasons. Its cultural significance is undeniable, and its beauty and long history make it something we all should know more about! Its links to the Islamic faith make it one of the most-visited cities on the planet, too. With that in mind, …