10 Forgotten War Leaders Who Saved Entire Nations
Although blind in one eye, Jan Zizka successfully led the Hussites into battle after battle against the invading crusaders in 15th-century Bohemia. When an arrow struck his other eye, he continued to fight—-and win—-while completely blind.
10 Astronomically Extreme Kinds Of Stars
The star currently holding the title for most luminous (and most massive) is R136a1. Its discovery was announced in 2010. It’s a Wolf-Rayet star with a luminosity around 8,700,000 times the luminosity of the Sun and a mass of about 265 times the mass of the Sun. Because it’s shedding mass, it once had a mass as high as 320 Suns.
10 Badass Ancient Weapons From Around The World
Kakute were spiked rings used in ancient Japan. The spikes were usually turned inward and applied to pressure points by gripping limbs or even the neck, which wound stun an opponent and cause a nasty puncture wound.