"Liberty is not for these slaves; I do not advocate inflicting it against their conscience. On the contrary, I am strongly in favor of letting them crawl and grovel all they please before whatever fraud or combination of frauds they choose to venerate…Our whole practical government is grounded in mob psychology and the Boobus Americanus will follow any command that promises to make him safer." -- H. L. Mencken

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More than a century ago, in the middle of bustling Hollywood Boulevard, a man with a dream and a passion for shoes opened a small, unassuming shop. Salvatore Ferragamo's journey began here, but his story soon took on a mythological tone. Located directly opposite the iconic Egyptian Theatre, Ferragamo's store soon became synonymous with Hollywood glamour, earning him the coveted title of "shoemaker to the stars". Ferragamo shoes were not just shoes; They were works of art that graced the finest stages of the silver screen. Their innovative designs and impeccable craftsmanship set them apar
Men's Hairstyles of the 19th Century: A Look Through Vintage Photos anilaarti
The beginning of the 19th century was marked by the consequences of the French Revolution and the rise of Napoleon Bonaparte. This period saw a departure from the elaborate styles of the late 18th century, with men opting for simpler, more natural looks. Short, neatly cut hair became fashionable, often with sideburns and clean-shaven faces. This clean style was influenced by military trends and remained popular throughout Europe and North America. As the 19th century progressed, hairstyles became more diverse and expressive. Long hair for men emerged in the mid-19th century, influenced by
Located in northeastern France, Alsace is a region filled with a rich and complex history, often serving as a cultural crossroads between France and Germany. This unique status is reflected in its hearty cuisine, charming villages and distinctive traditions. One such tradition is the Schlupfkapp, a bright headdress that was once a hallmark of Alsatian women's attire. Literally translating to "slip cap" in German, the Schluffcap is anything but subtle – a voluminous bow that has taken over both fashion and social identity in the region.
Take a trip back in time to the 1970s with a look at the colorful and dynamic world of television. Journey through a vibrant landscape where storytelling was king, characters were larger than life, and nostalgia was the order of the day. In the age of disco balls, bell bottoms and polyester fashion, television was not just a box in the corner of the room – it was a gateway to laughter, drama and cultural change. Let's take a stroll down memory lane and celebrate timeless classics that defined an era.
There is a creature hidden in the heart of the Gobi Desert which is as mysterious as it is scary, which the locals know as the Mongolian Death Worm. This creature, with its fearsome reputation, has attracted scientists, adventurers, and the curious alike. But what is the Mongolian death worm, and why has it fascinated so many people? The Mongolian death worm, or olgoi-khorkhoi, as it is known in Mongolia, translates to "intestinal worm" due to its resemblance to a cow's intestine.
Forget what you learned in history books. Often they tell only one side of a nuanced story. The rare finds collected here show an aspect of history that we rarely get to see. They peel back the layers of the stories we think we know to reveal little-known facts that make history more fascinating. If you're ready to see a different side of history than what you already know, click ahead...the truth is waiting for you! In 2015, researchers in the Netherlands performed a CT scan on a statue of a seated Buddha and found the last thing they expected when they looked inside.
Welcome to the mysterious realm of the Bohemian Grove, where ancient redwoods tell tales of mysteries, myths, and conspiracy theories. Nestled amidst the tranquil forests of California, this secluded sanctuary is shrouded in mystery and intrigue. From whispered tales of secret rituals to rumors of secret political gatherings, the Bohemian Grove has captured the imagination of curious minds for generations. But what truth is hidden beneath the dense canopy of these tall trees? We will try our best to uncover the hidden realities behind the myths and legends of the Bohemian Grove.
We all know well that the Great Lakes are littered with shipwrecks; It's just a matter of finding them. A researcher has managed to find the missing SS Arlington, long thought lost beneath the waves, after devoting an entire decade of time and resources to find it. After arriving for help, he was able to identify with certainty that the wreck was indeed the SS Arlington. After 10 years of dedicated searching on Lake Superior, researcher Dan Fountain finally found something at the bottom of the lake using remote sensing technology.
The 1970s, a period of great change in America, holds a treasure trove of forgotten events that, for some, have been forgotten. From trending toys to daring stunts, these events serve as symbols of the decade. So how many can you remember?