Top 10 Tragic Epochs in Africa’s Past

10. The Massacre at Sharpeville Sharpeville is a tiny hamlet south of Johannesburg, South Africa, where some 20,000 Black demonstrators congregated near a police station on March 21, 1960. They were taking a stand against the repressive pass laws that had been enforced in South Africa since the early 18th century. These laws severely limited […]

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Top 10 The Most Notable Olympic Scandals

10 The Most Terrible Official in Football History Boxing contest between Magomed Abdulhamidov of Azerbaijan and Satoshi Shimizu of Japan, which was fixed for the 2012 London Olympics One referee at the 2012 London Olympics may have shown the gravest, most egregious corruption ever seen. An uncontested bantamweight bout between Magomed Abdulhamidov of Azerbaijan and […]

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Top 10 Mythical Deaths from Around the World

While demons, the Grim Reaper, and Hades are universally known, there are countless other culturally specific conceptions of death. In case you have never heard of them, here are ten of death’s most intriguing manifestations. 10. The Mictlantecuhtli—Aztecs Among the many Aztec deities associated with death, Mictlantecuhtli oversaw the lowest level, Mictlan, the domain of […]

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