Last Week in History (Oct. 29th)

23rd of October Lightning round of history – ON THIS DAY IN… 42BCE: Mark Antony & Octavian defeat Brutus army; in the aftermath the latter commits suicide. 1911: Airplanes were first used in war during the Italo-Turkish War. 1915: Approximately 33,000 women march on Fifth Avenue (Manhattan) for women’s suffrage. 1917: Vladimir Ilyich Ulyanov, better…

Crystal Methamphetamine: Nazi Germany’s Comfort Blanket and most Reliable Weapon

Originally submitted on August 11th 2017. The insinuation that the German army were taking drugs such as Crystal Methamphetamine whilst simultaneously conquering the vast majority of the Western World between 1939-1945 is an outlandish one. I am well aware of this. Therefore, when making a statement such as this, facts are of the utmost importance. Fortunately,…

Opinion: Why I Wear a Poppy

Its November, it means only one thing: everyone on UK television wearing Poppies. Every year there is a row over someone not wearing one. (and this year there was an added one on not ‘bowing deeply enough’ at the cenotaph). Part of me says who cares?! Wearing a Poppy is a personal choice as it means different…

Gaming’s Worst Marketing Stunts

So, a few weeks ago, the official Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 Twitter account randomly changed its name to ‘Current Events Aggregate’ and started reporting fake news stories. At first it was a little bemusing, tweeting about fake films and fashion. Then things started getting a bit dark when the account reported “BREAKING NEWS:…