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Elephant Hunt Not a Good Move

King Juan Carlos has been the honorary president of the Spanish branch of the World Wildlife Fund since 1968. But that title has been stripped away since the king returned from an elephant hunting safari. Many Spaniards were dumbfounded when news broke in April that the king had made a secret journey to hunt elephants in [...]

5 Tyrants Who Died Relatively Peaceful Deaths (and 5 Who Weren’t So Lucky)

According to Herodotus, when the Athenian lawgiver Solon visited Croesus, the fabulously wealthy king of Lydia, Croesus — showing off his riches and sumptuous palace — asked Solon who the happiest man in the world was, arrogantly assuming Solon’s answer would be the king himself. But the king was disappointed and angry when Solon named [...]