Stalin’s son was captured by Nazis during ww2

Stalin‘s son Yakov was captured while fighting Nazis in 1941. Nazis offered to exchange him for Friedrich Paulus, the German Field Marshal captured by the Soviets, but Stalin turned the offer down allegedly saying, “I will not trade a Marshal for a Lieutenant.  Yakov died in captivity. Dzhugashvili served as an artillery officer in the […]


Gunpowder was discovered by Taoist alchemists who were searching for an elixir of immortality

Gunpowder was invented in China while taoists attempted to create a potion of immortality. Chinese military forces used gunpowder-based weapons (i.e. rockets, guns, cannons) and explosives (i.e. grenades and different types of bombs) against the Mongols when the Mongols attempted to invade and breach city fortifications on China’s northern borders. After the Mongols conquered China […]