The Spanish Transition to Democracy

Spain is nowadays a democratic constitutional monarchy; but roughly 40 years ago, it was just emerging from a fascist dictatorship created by Francisco Franco, and governed by him for many years.  The change was spearheaded by none other than Franco's chosen successor, King Juan Carlos I, who had given every indication of loyalty to Franco's … Continue reading The Spanish Transition to Democracy

In Defence of Jeanne Calment

Jeanne Calment on her 121st birthday in 1996 Jeanne Louise Calment (1875-1997) is widely considered the oldest person in history - at least, the oldest verified by Guinness' World Records' stringent standards.  (There appear to be others who are/were older, but there usually isn't enough documentation to absolutely prove it.)  She lived for an impressive … Continue reading In Defence of Jeanne Calment

Provocative Pictures from Russia Show the Rebuilding of Stonehenge

NEVER, EVER heard of anything like this before! Also check out and (Note that it's not actually as sinister as the article makes out; however, it's interesting that this is almost never mentioned.) Outrageous Minds Stonehenge. Filming 1954-1958 yy At all times, all governments (and especially outside – and nadpravitelstvennye circles) engaged in … Continue reading Provocative Pictures from Russia Show the Rebuilding of Stonehenge

The German Holocaust… in Africa

We're all familiar with Germany's Holocaust of Jews and other undesirables in World War II; heck, the word Holocaust has become synonymous with that event.  Not as known, though, was Germany's "warm up" a few decades prior... practiced on native Africans at the height of European colonialism in the continent. From Weird History: Decades before … Continue reading The German Holocaust… in Africa