Smoke cigars and drink whiskey.

U.S. President Barack Obama Greets Richard Overton with Earlene Love-Karo. Source: Wikimedia Commons

“The secret to life,” Overton said, “is Scotch and cigars.”

Richard Overton was a badass.

At the age of 112, he was still carrying rifles, smoking cigars, and drinking whiskey like nobody’s business. He was the oldest verified surviving American WWII veteran and the oldest man in the United States.

K-Pop Artists’ 5 Brilliant Marketing Tactics

Singer and Actress YoonA. Source: Pinterest

It would be a wave felt across the world.

Starting in the 1980s, the Korean cultural wave, Hallyu, dominated global drama shows, cuisines, cosmetics, and, of course, music. Using catchy melodies, synchronized dancing, and attractive performers, K-pop artists have smashed records in the Billboard Hot 100 charts. They’ve gained international…

The ethnic groups he admired, respected, and manipulated.

Adolf Hitler Meeting Japanese ambassador to Germany Hiroshi Ōshima. Source: Wikimedia Commons

AAdolf Hitler is history’s most famous racist. Known for orchestrating the Holocaust, he directly murdered millions of Jews, Romanis, Slavs, homosexuals, and political opponents. Through his speeches, actions, and private conversations, it’s clear he hated many ethnic and cultural groups.

At the same time, he respected — and even admired…

How the “People’s War” Created the People’s Republic of China

Communist troop carrying a captured M1941 Johnson rifle during Chinese civil war. Source: Reddit

MMao Zedong — commonly known as Chairman Mao — had no professional military training, field experience, or military rank. Yet he defeated the invading Japanese in WWII and then defeated his rivals, the Nationalists, in the following civil war. …

Project STARGATE’s Paranormal Investigations

Photo by Monica Silva on Unsplash

EEveryone knows about the C.I.A.’s infamous project: MK-ULTRA. Throughout the 1950s — 70s, the U.S. government became afraid Communist countries would brainwash Americans into convert spies.

With over 150 human experiments, the C.I.A. conducted drugs and electroshock therapy over hundreds of people.

And they did something similar to investigate paranormal…

A doctor, a little girl, and a businessman

Hitler Poses for the Camera. 1930. Source: Wikimedia Commons

In 1908, Vienna saw a new face: Adolf Hitler.

HHitler was just an 18-year-old aspiring artist. However, he aspired more than he actually worked. According to his friend Reinhold Hanisch, Hitler was a lazy night owl, never got a regular job, or finished a project.

Surprisingly, during this time in…

How white immigrants targeted, terrorized, and killed innocent blacks

Photo of rioters attacking a building on Lexington Avenue during the New York Draft Riot of 1863. Source: Wikimedia Commons

IIt’s the insurrection nobody knows or talks about. Before the civil war started, Irish immigrants took menial jobs, originally reserved for Blacks. As the war was becoming inevitable, many Irish immigrants feared that freed Blacks would travel North and take their jobs. Their fears would reach a boiling point. …

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