A bridge too far and a soldier too fast

In the World War 2 movie “A Bridge too far” (1977) actor Anthony Hopkins played Lt. Colonel John Frost (1912-1993). The real Frost (pictured above) was present and gave Hopkins advice that he was running too fast battle scenes. Frost commented that he and other officers were actually moving slow to show the Germans -and his own soldiers- that they …

Making Bill Gates look poor

American oil tycoon John D. Rockefeller (1839-1937) was rich. Really rich! By the time of his death his assets equaled 1.5% of the United States total economic output. In todays money, his net worth would be around $340 billion. This means he was roughly 4 times richer than Bill Gates ever was. Standard Oil wells near Pawee, Oklahoma (Source ENERGY.GOV …

Human Zoos

Only decades ago, human zoos were very popular. The main purpose was to entertain by showing off people of foreign ethnicities like animals. Africans, Native Americans, Asians and many other peoples were captured and brought to Europe or North America, where they were kept under horrid conditions. Even young children were not spared. This extremely racist¬†practice was one of the …