Most Cruel Leaders

Pol Pot – Was the leader of the Khmer Rouge and the Prime Minister of Cambodia from 1976-1979. Pol Pot became leader of Cambodia on April 17, 1975. During his time in power, his radical communist government forced the mass evacuations of cities, killed or displaced millions of people, and left a legacy of disease … More Most Cruel Leaders

Heat Index

The Heat Index (HI) or the “apparent temperature” is an accurate measure of how hot it really feels when the Relative Humidity (RH) is added to the actual air temperature.

The Mojahideen

In 1978, Afghanistan became mired in civil war as two communist parties seized control of the country. When it began to look like anti-communist rebels were gaining a foothold, the Soviet Union invaded the country to lend support, and that’s when the U.S. of course, decided to get involved. The CIA set up camps to … More The Mojahideen

Most Cruel Leaders

Genghis Khan was the founder and Great Khan(emperor) of the Mongol Empire, which became the largest contiguous empire in history after his demise. He came to power by uniting many of the nomadic tribes of northeast Asia. After founding the Mongol Empire and being proclaimed “Genghis Khan”, he started the Mongol invasions that resulted in … More Most Cruel Leaders


Other than precipitation the three main things that can inhibit visibility are fog, mist, and haze. The international definition of fog is a visibility of less than 0.62 miles, or 1 kilometer. Mist is a visibility of between 0.62 and 1.2 miles (1 to 2 kilometers), while haze is a visibility between 1.2 to 3.1 … More Visibility

Operation Ajax

The success of Operation Ajax paved the way for all future CIA operations of a similar nature. It resulted in the return power of the Shah in 1953, after a military coup planned by American and British intelligence. The first democratically-elected leader of Iran, Prime Minister Mohammed Mossodegh, was seen as a potential liability because … More Operation Ajax