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388 weeks ago @ - 7 Badass Vikings · 0 replies · +4 points

People will always be harsh, but Ben has always been consistent in his tone and content. He makes history interesting to the layman and deserves more exposure because of it.

393 weeks ago @ - 10 Doomsday Cults · 1 reply · +2 points

If you look at them just today, sure, I would agree with you. But from a historic perspective they hit the mark on all three.

With the exception of when they were under Howell's leadership, Rastafarians have always been a very decentralized religious movement because they originated out of various Selassie cults. But most mansions still adhere to Howell's definition of Babylon, which is white society: The original battle against Babylon was thought of as an apocalypse. But they've toned themselves down a lot since the '70s, when they were fiercely political, because they lack the leadership they once had.

402 weeks ago @ - 5 Disasters That Could... · 0 replies · +1 points

Centralia is a bit of a gray area because there isn't enough evidence for either theory over why the mine fire started.

403 weeks ago @ - 10 Incidents of Cannib... · 0 replies · +1 points

It was Uruguayan Air Force Flight 571. A team of rugby players was stranded in the Andes for 72 days:

403 weeks ago @ - 10 Incidents of Cannib... · 2 replies · +1 points

Well, he confessed before a Truth & Reconciliation comission:

If you have a bit of time to kill you can view them here: (starts towards the end of the page)

He claims to be reformed and will accept any punishment they give him, but I can't find a reference to him being tried for any crimes in the official report they issued.

423 weeks ago @ - 10 Historic Badasses (... · 0 replies · +1 points

I should have clarified. He is a minor historic figure that the Vikings named for Njals Saga, "Ulf Hreda" is the name they picked. He was just some insane warrior that was related to Brian Boru.

424 weeks ago @ - Reader feedback: Would... · 0 replies · +1 points

Awesome feedback. :)

426 weeks ago @ - 8 Popular Pirates Who ... · 1 reply · +1 points

It is pretty awesome that you wrote a book about piracy and work for the IMF:

What's life like in Madagascar?

431 weeks ago @ - 8 Historic Figures Tha... · 0 replies · +1 points