Differences

The Difference Between Gray, White And Black Propaganda

During World War II, propaganda was an important tool on all sides. It was from this extensive use of propaganda tools that the formal definitions of white, black, and gray propaganda were developed—and it wasn’t always possible for either side to tell the difference. White propaganda was that whose origin was clearly labeled and which had a transparent purpose. Gray propaganda is information of questionable origin that is never sourced and whose accuracy is doubtful. Black propaganda is information put out by an opposing government or institution and made to look as though it came from a friendly source.

The Difference Between Armageddon And The Apocalypse

We commonly use the terms “Armageddon” and “Apocalypse” to refer to the end of the world as we know it. More specifically, though, Armageddon is a place where the final battle for mankind will be fought, while the apocalypse is the reading of the events that lead to the end of the world. There is also both a religious apocalypse that we will be able to do nothing about, and the secular apocalypse that we might still have some control over.

The Different Types Of Depression

Major depression occurs when a person experiences depression so severe that it interferes with their daily life, while dysthymia is a mild form of this. Persistent depression lasts for several years. There are also forms of depression that come coupled with other symptoms. For example, psychotic depression comes along with a break from reality, postpartum depression happens to up to 15 percent of new mothers, and seasonal affective disorder happens when the lack of sunlight and bleary weather impact a person’s mood. Bipolar disorder is an extreme form of depression that alternates with manic periods.

The Different Types Of Egyptian Pyramids

There are few monuments more iconic than the Giza pyramids. Egyptian builders didn’t get the formula right on the first try, though, and there are a handful of other types of pyramids that came before. Some, like the mastaba, were used as early tombs. Others, like the Bent Pyramid, were corrections made to a work in progress.

The Difference Between Mermaids And Sirens

Somewhere along the literary and mythological road, mermaids and sirens got confused into one creature: a half-woman, half-fish creature known for her beautiful singing voice. Originally, it was only the mermaid that was a half-human, half-fish creature, and a singing voice wasn’t mentioned in early myths. Sirens were the singers, and they were actually half-woman, half-bird creatures.

The Different Kinds Of Dragons

The dragon is a legendary creature that is found in mythologies and folklore around the world, and it appears in a variety of forms. Wyrms are typically British and Norse dragons, that have a long, snake-like body and no legs. Wyverns are commonly seen in heraldic devices, and have only 2 legs. Hydras are many-headed dragons, and Eastern dragons are generally the good kind.

The Different Kinds Of Serial Killers

Serial killers aren’t a new thing. It is only fairly recently, however, that serial killers have been broken down into different types based on their motivations for killing. These include those that are motivated by anger, by financial gain, by psychosis, and by a need for power. There are also serial killers that commit their murders based on ideology, inclusion in a criminal organization, or because of a sexual need. There are, of course, cases that fall between the cracks or hit multiple areas, and these categories certainly are not 100 percent complete or absolute.

How Priests Tell Between Demonic Possession And Mental Illness

In 1999, the Vatican revised its guidelines for both performing exorcisms and determining whether a person was actually suffering from a demonic possession or from a form of mental illness. Priests now consult with mental health professionals when assessing a person’s affliction. In order to be declared possessed by a demon, priests look for the ability to speak in foreign tongues previously unknown to the person as well as strength that the person should not be capable of demonstrating, as well as eliminating all other possible causes for the distress.

The Difference Between Viruses And Bacteria

Viruses and bacteria are two very different entities, and they can both be either beneficial or harmful. A virus is both living and non-living, and is incapable of reproducing on its own, while bacteria are complete, living organisms that can self-replicate. Bacteria are usually much larger, come in a wider variety of shapes, and serve in more beneficial roles than a virus.

Difference Between Hades And Satan

They’re both rulers of the Underworld, but that’s where similarities end. The Christian Satan is the most evil of creatures who delights in torment and pain, while Hades was long known as defender of the rights of the dead, as well as the overseer of both Tartaros and the beautiful fields of Elysium. While Satan is said to delight in walking the Earth and causing trouble, most of the interaction Hades has with humans is when they invade his domain—and sometimes, they’re given what they want.