Исторические документы утверждают, что жене русского крестьянина Федора Васильева, имя которой история не сохранила, принадлежит мировой рекорд по количеству рожденных детей. Согласно сообщению, отправленному в Москву монахами Никольского монастыря, в промежутке между 1725 и 1765 годами Васильевой удалось произвести на свет 16 пар близнецов, семь раз разродиться тройней, а четыре раза — четверней. Рожала она, соответственно, 27 раз, итого в семье Васильевых было 69 детей.

Исторические документы утверждают, что жене русского крестьянина Федора Васильева, имя которой история не сохранила, принадлежит мировой рекорд по количеству рожденных детей. Согласно сообщению, отправленному в Москву монахами Никольского монастыря, в промежутке между 1725 и 1765 годами Васильевой удалось произвести на свет 16 пар близнецов, семь раз разродиться тройней, а четыре раза — четверней. Рожала она, соответственно, 27 раз, итого в семье Васильевых было 69 детей.

It's nearly impossible to photograph, so I can't seem to find anything that does it justice, but the Bayeux Tapestry is one of the most astonishing things I've ever seen. Seriously incredible embroidery.

It's nearly impossible to photograph, so I can't seem to find anything that does it justice, but the Bayeux Tapestry is one of the most astonishing things I've ever seen. Seriously incredible embroidery.

Previously lost in the Holocaust, these uncovered dress designs can be seen at the Jewish Museum of Milwaukee's "Stitching History from the Holocaust" exhibit. Learn more w/ @pbsnewshour.

Previously lost in the Holocaust, these uncovered dress designs can be seen at the Jewish Museum of Milwaukee's "Stitching History from the Holocaust" exhibit. Learn more w/ @pbsnewshour.

Lost Colony, Virginea Pars map, drawn by John White during his initial visit in 1585. Roanoke is the small pink island in the middle right of the map.

Lost Colony, Virginea Pars map, drawn by John White during his initial visit in 1585. Roanoke is the small pink island in the middle right of the map.

The History of American Wars - Veterans Day Infographic-There are a couple things that should probably be tweaked on here (like we didn't just fight Nazi Germany during WWII) but overall interesting info graphic

The History of American Wars - Veterans Day Infographic-There are a couple things that should probably be tweaked on here (like we didn't just fight Nazi Germany during WWII) but overall interesting info graphic

The scientists found Caucasians in Britain can be divided into 17 genetic groups living in different parts of the country, as shown in the diagram above. Each group had varying amounts of European DNA in their genes

The scientists found Caucasians in Britain can be divided into 17 genetic groups living in different parts of the country, as shown in the diagram above. Each group had varying amounts of European DNA in their genes

Not pictured: literally thousands of minor gods, demigods, and folks of a mythological persuasion.

Not pictured: literally thousands of minor gods, demigods, and folks of a mythological persuasion.

Camel caravan carrying thorns for fodder, Golodnaia Steppe; between 1905 and 1915 Sergei Mikhailovich Prokudin-Gorskii Collection (Library of Congress).

Camel caravan carrying thorns for fodder, Golodnaia Steppe; between 1905 and 1915 Sergei Mikhailovich Prokudin-Gorskii Collection (Library of Congress).

Rome Reborn 2.2: A Tour of Ancient Rome in 320 CE on Vimeo by the incomparable Bernard Frischer.  Video, 5:20.

Rome Reborn 2.2: A Tour of Ancient Rome in 320 CE on Vimeo by the incomparable Bernard Frischer. Video, 5:20.

How Journalists Covered the Rise of Mussolini and Hitler  Reports on the rise of fascism in Europe was not the American media's finest hour   Benito Mussolini and Adolf Hitler

How Journalists Covered the Rise of Mussolini and Hitler Reports on the rise of fascism in Europe was not the American media's finest hour Benito Mussolini and Adolf Hitler

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