History is full of strange tales about the things people did to entertain themselves. Many of these “fun” events are gruesome and disturbing by today’s standards. Before Netflix, having fun was often a bit of a horror show.
In the northeastern German state of North Rhine-Westphalia, there’s a city known as Bielefeld. Or at least, there’s supposed to be a city there called Bielefeld. According to the Bielefeld Conspiracy, Bielefeld isn’t what it appears to be.
I have about half a decade of late medieval martial arts practice under my belt. (Yes, it’s a thing.) Has that been enough to become an expert? Haha, no. Has it been enough to spoil all the fight scenes in the very movies and TV shows that got me interested in sword fighting in the first place? You’d better believe it.
No one, it seems, is neutral about bugs. You either love them or you hate them. And even if you love them, there are times and places they just don’t feel welcome—such as when a spider walks casually out of a dark corner of your home.
It often seems like we all have a collective fascination with ancient history. We flock to the pyramids of Egypt and the ruins of Greece on vacation. We adore documentaries that enlighten us on what life might have been like millennia ago. We wonder what secrets the Great Library of Alexandria held, and what events might have sparked the myth of Atlantis.