The Wow! Signal of 1977

During the 1950s over in Ohio, Professor of Electrical engineering and astronomy, Dr John D. Kraus, designed the Big Ear Radio Telescope. It was a prototype that cost 23000 dollars and preceded the building of the Big Ear Radio Observatory. Although the telescope was seated on the roofs of two university buildings, Kraus was eventuallyContinue reading “The Wow! Signal of 1977”

The Prussian Scam Artist that Robbed an entire Town

Prussia during the 19th century was an anomaly in the European theatre. By the early 20th century Prussia had managed to unify Germany in the German Empire, with its Kaiser, Wilhelm II at its head. Ingrained in Prussia’s culture was undisguised militarism, including the collective urge to obey army officers. Prussia’s militarism and its population’sContinue reading “The Prussian Scam Artist that Robbed an entire Town”

Rear Admiral’s Porter Ironclad Hoax during the American Civil War

When the American civil war broke out in 1861, the Union was pitted against the Confederate states. Besides all the underlying political reasons for this war breaking out, it is interesting for another reason. Because when Napoleon was defeated at Waterloo in 1815, it took decades for another war to break out between Western powers.Continue reading “Rear Admiral’s Porter Ironclad Hoax during the American Civil War”

What’s the Story behind the Atacama ‘Alien’ Humanoid? [Patreon exclusive]

One of the more recent sensational archaeological finds has to be the so-called Atacama skeleton. It led to lots of speculation of its origins… because, well, the skeleton did not really resemble a human… but at the same time it did. Now when the media picked up the discovery of the remains, it proved fruitfulContinue reading “What’s the Story behind the Atacama ‘Alien’ Humanoid? [Patreon exclusive]”

Leonid Rogozov: The Soviet explorer that performed self-surgery all abandoned in Antartica

Welcome to House of History. Have you ever heard of the Chilean settlement Villas Las Estrellas? Well, I’d be surprised if you have. This settlement is located on King George Island in the Antarctic region. During the summer around 150 people live there, and during winter the settlement is inhabited by approximately 80.  The conditionsContinue reading “Leonid Rogozov: The Soviet explorer that performed self-surgery all abandoned in Antartica”

The Oldest Kiss in the World

Welcome to House of History. As I was researching this video, which is about the oldest kiss in the world, I stumbled upon the world record of the longest kiss in the world. Apparently, in 2011 a Thai couple has managed to establish the new record: 46 hours, 24 minutes and 9 seconds. They beatContinue reading “The Oldest Kiss in the World”

The Millionaire that pranked Canada from beyond the grave

Hey, welcome to House of History. Today I’m going to tell you about Charles Vance Millar, who definitely is one of the most colourful characters in Canada’s history, but only truly managed to rise to fame, or perhaps infamy, after his death. During Millar’s lifetime, he already made a name for himself. He was aContinue reading “The Millionaire that pranked Canada from beyond the grave”