WhatCulture History

Latest Articles

Battle Los Angeles

10 Unexplained Paranormal Events That Changed History

So Battle: Los Angeles actually happened...
By Tom Baker
Saddam Hussein

18 Mind-Blowing Facts About Saddam Hussein

It's not everyday someone has a copy of the Qur'an written in their own blood...
By Chris Waugh
Nazi Badge

10 Most-Evil Nazis You’ve Never Even Heard Of

The word "evil" doesn't even begin to cover it...
By Chris Waugh
Patty Nellenbach, left, and Blain LeBlanc pose for a

12 Things Everyone Gets Wrong About St Patrick's Day

You're getting drunk on March 17 for all the wrong reasons...
By Chris Waugh
Lady Godiva

12 Historical "Facts" That Simply Aren't True

Lady Godiva didn't ride through Coventry completely starkers?
By Chris Waugh
Ivan Sprajc

10 Real-Life Archaeologists More Badass Than Indiana Jones

They have the hat, the gumption, the Nazi-punching...plus they're actually real.
By Tom Baker
Nazi Bomb

10 Most Chilling Nazi Super Weapons That Hitler Could Have Used To Win WWII

You've no idea how close we came to a world-wide Third Reich.
By Mike Morgan
Former U.S. President George W. Bush, center, shows a pitching form, wearing a university's baseball jacket, during his visit to Waseda University in Tokyo, Japan, Wednesday, Nov. 4, 2009. Bush gave a speech to students at Waseda University School of

22 Mind-Blowing Facts About George W Bush

The former leader of the free world is also a three-time felon.
By Chris Waugh

10 Most Shocking Unsolved British Crime Mysteries

Just who was Jack The Ripper anyway?
By Tom Mankin

10 Insane Plans You Won't Believe The Military Tried

How did they not catch on?
By Tom Baker
The Kings Speech Colin Firth

10 Oscar Winning Films With Huge Historical Inaccuracies

"Based on a true story"... but where have all the facts gone?
By Chris Waugh
Dodo Skeleton

12 Animals The Human Race Tragically Killed Off

Quite literally as dead as a dodo.
By Chris Waugh
Youre A Bunch Of Racists Gif

12 Everyday Words You Use That Are Actually Racist

Why you should never say Bugger, ever.
By Chris Waugh
Last King Of Scotland

10 Regular People Who Declared Themselves Royalty

From the Last King Of Scotland to the First King Of Sealand...
By Tom Baker

8 Historical Figures Who Were Worse Than Hitler

When playing the Hitler Card just won't do.
By Freddie Rochez

10 Top Secret Weapons You've Never Heard Of

The army's barmy babies: ten bizarre military projects, past, present and future.
By Ben Cooke
The Assassination Of Licoln

10 Seemingly Insignificant Choices That Changed The World Forever

Did one man's decision to get a sandwich inadvertently start World War One?
By Samuel Clements
Henry Viii Cleaner

10 Things Everyone Gets Wrong About Henry VIII

Thin, musical and handsome. Not quite the guy you imagine.
By Chris Waugh
Saddam Detroit

20 Surprising Facts That May Change Your Mind About Evil Dictators

Which vicious tyrant loved a far-from-masculine strawberry sherbet frappe?
By Chris Waugh
A huge banner reading

22 Mind-Blowing Facts About Richard Nixon

Did Lee Harvey Oswald originally intend to assassinate Nixon, not JFK?
By Chris Waugh

9 Historical Moments That Prove Aliens Have Visited Earth

The truth is... in here.
By Tom Mankin
Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, author of the

22 Mind-Blowing Facts About Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

Sherlock Holmes' creator was a skiing pioneer who believed in fairies? Really?
By Chris Waugh
1024px-Shakespeare_Droeshout_1623

6 Myths About William Shakespeare That You Wrongly Believe

Stop being ignorant on old Bill and learn the truth.
By Terry Hearn
Daniel Craig Spectre

10 Real-Life Spies More Badass Than James Bond

Who needs Spectre when you have this lot?
By Tom Baker
lincoln

5 Shocking Things You Were Never Taught About Abraham Lincoln

The truth about Lincoln, unchained.
By Quinn Steers
FILE - In this Aug. 29, 1974, file photo, boxer Muhammad Ali makes a face during a press luncheon in New York, to promote the sale of tickets to Madison Square Garden where the battle against George Foreman in Zaire will be shown in October on closed circ

10 Famous Historical Figures Who Changed Their Name

And the stories behind the switch.
By Chris Waugh
Star Wars Strategic Defense Initiative

10 Most-Terrifying Space Weapons

Nowhere is safe - not even space!
By Chris Waugh

10 Famous Last Words To Die For

Last words don’t have to be all doom and gloom – they can be witty, profound, or just…
By Daniel Mumby
Night Train Movie

10 Most-Feared Secret Police Forces In History

There's nowhere to hide when this lot are about...
By Chris Waugh
Stöwer Titanic

10 Unusual Facts You Didn't Know About The Titanic

Hands up who knew the infamous ship was carrying Dragon's Blood...?
By Tom Mankin