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Donmeh Jews

A small secretive Jewish sect has been highly influential in Turkish history since the Ottoman era. Originally claiming to follow the Jewish Messiah, they nominally converted to Islam but kept Jewish traditions in secret.

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Genghis Khan was one of the greatest warlords of all time, ruling over an empire that rivaled that of Alexander the Great. Rising up from the role of a tribesman to become the ruler who was savage in his war practices, raping and murdering all those who stood in his path, his empire lasted for 150 years after his death—but his legacy continues to this day.

The War Between Georgia And North Carolina

After the Revolutionary War, Georgia and North Carolina fought over a remote stretch of land called the Orphan Strip. In 1804, Georgia set up the area as Walton County and, in the course of trying to get the area’s settlers to pay taxes, a North Carolina constable was killed which prompted North Carolina to send out its militia.

Ann Hodges – History’s Only Known Meteorite Victim

In 1954, Ann Hodges was struck by a significantly sized meteor. Fortunately, it only left her with a substantial amount of bruising on the outside of her left thigh, and didn’t lead to any catastrophic injuries. However, the fact that she’s the only human to have ever been hit by a piece of space rock, highlights the slice of bad luck that she was served roughly 63 years ago.

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A Few Unknown Facts about Halloween

Halloween is one holiday that is beloved by people from all over the world. Even people who come from countries that have no cultural common ground look forward to the mere idea of it. Unfortunately for a lot of people...

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6 Amazing Facts about the World

In an abundantly rich world as ours, there are so many incredible things to discover and cherish. The history of human kind always tells the same old tale of people discovering the world that surrounds them. No matter what culture...

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Top 5 Most Disturbing Creatures of Our World

We live in a world abundant with a mind boggling variety of animals. From the West all the way to the East, the sheer diversity of wildlife can be staggering. Every creature is unique in its own right, from their...

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Top 6 Fascinating Mysteries of Space

Since the dawn of humankind, people have looked to the skies wondering what lies beyond. The sheer vastness and mystery of it spawned myths about gods and monsters across the world. But what about the world that lies beyond? As...