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Medical students across the world are still being taught this myth besides other racial lies

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Gordon, also known as “Whipped Peter”, a former enslaved African American man, shows his scarred back at a medical examination, Baton Rouge, Louisiana, on 2nd April 1863. The scars were the result of whipping during his time as an enslaved person at a Louisiana plantation. (Source: Wikimedia Commons)


Lina Medina

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Lina Medina after giving birth in 1939 (Source: Rare Historical Photos)

At the age of 5 and 6 months, her parents noticed an abnormal abdominal swelling which at first sight they thought it could have been some sort of tumor but would…


No sunlight nor social interaction for 25 long years

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Blanche Monnier before being locked and the detectives in the room she was locked in for 25 years

At the peak of her teenage years, she was attracting many suitors from the high-society as she was receiving many letters. This…


Would you rather stay inside for a couple more weeks, or only live for a couple of weeks?

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Dr. Edward Jenner (1749–1823) performing his first vaccination on James Phipps on May 14, 1796. (Source: Painting by E. Board in the Welcome Museum, London. )


Pedro Lascuráin Paredes the 38th president of Mexico

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Pedro Lascuráin Paredes (Source: Wikimedia Commons)

Pedro Lascurain coming to power

Lascurain was born in 1856 into a modest family and spent most of his life studying to become someone. In 1880, he got his law degree and after a few years working as a lawyer he actually became the mayor of Mexico City.

This was a great achievement for him, but he wanted to go even further. After a few years…


Almost 800,000 people still under slavery in the 21st century

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Picture Fatimatou and her daughter Mbarka, former slaves in 2018 (Credits to Seif Kousmate/Hans Lucas)

The United Nations formed in 1945 to make sure that peace is kept around the world but most importantly that all human beings are free. The organization has been working since its formation to abolish slavery in the third-world countries that still practice it during the 21st century.


A time where we would unlock more of our cerebellum capacity

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Photo by Fábio Lucas on Unsplash

It is difficult to think about what humans will look like 1,000 years from now on, not only because of the thousands of science fiction movies that are trying to portray the future of humanity but also because we are constantly outpacing our previous evolution.

  • About 10,000 years ago we have developed our tolerance to drinking cow milk.
  • 150 years ago The average high of a human being had increased by 10 centimeters.
  • In the last 65 years, we managed to prolong the life expectancy of the average human by 20 years!
  • In the last 20 years, the poverty line…


Taking cannonballs to the stomach two times a day for years

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Frank Richards being shot with a 104lb cannonball. (Source: Wikimedia Commons)

Richards' Past

Richards was born in 1887 as a normal and healthy child that loved to be the center of attention. In his teenage years, he realized that he didn’t feel much pain when hit in the abdomen. …


How many more to come?

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Young boys working in Subway Bowling Alleys, New York — Lewis Hine (Source: Pinterest)

A person needs to be recruited, trained, and eventually promoted which inquires high costs whereas a piece of machinery comes with only one price and the eventual maintenance work in case it breaks down.

Since the start of the 20th century, most of the world’s population doubted the practical use of technology because they felt it's not reliable…


“I hoisted the flag of realism, the only one that puts art at the service of man.” (Quote by Gustave Courbet)

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The Painter’s Studio 1855 by Gustav Courbet (Source: Wikimedia Commons)

Courbet described the painting as:

A real allegory summing up seven years of my artistic and moral life”.

The painting is described as a manifest that is trying to criticize the contemporary norm of art and how an artist…

Andrei Tapalaga ✒️

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