Filippo Brunelleschi (1377-1446) was an accomplished architect, designer, sculptor, and mathematician. He is considered to be one of the founding fathers of Renaissance architecture and holds the distinction of being the first […]
When Quintillionaires Are Paupers
Who hasn’t heard an older person complain that a dollar just doesn’t buy what it used to? Imagine what it was like in Hungary in the immediate aftermath of World War II, […]
Heavy is the Head That Wears The Crown… And Watch Out if The Throne is Heavy, Too
Bela I (1020 – 1063), King of Hungary achieved many great things during his life, rightfully earning him the massive wooden throne he had constructed for himself. Unfortunately, he is largely remembered […]
Here’s One World Record I’m Not Eager to Attempt
The record distance for being dragged by a horse while one’s body is on fire is held by Halapi Roland of Hungary. The record distance is 472.8 meters (1151 feet 2 inches).