This is a thread about history. That thing you just did? History. What you had for lunch? History. History is so pervasive that many philosophers, including St. Augustine and Parmenides posited that history is the only thing that exists—the history that will happen becomes the history that has already happened.
Ask questions about history here! I'll start by talking about something I learned today. We all know that the Aztecs were brutal, but I'm not sure that we know just how brutal they were. One of their main worship rites was to skin a man and have a priest dance a jig while wearing his skin, Silence of the Lambs style. Another thing they would do is when a soldier was captured in battle, they would cut his heart out and then give his body to the man that captured him. His family would then cook a stew with his liver and eat it. Finally, a common ritual for the main mother goddess was to take a young girl and have her dance all the way to a noble's house. There, a male noble would have sex with her (the girl's were on average around 10), dispersing her virginity into the community. From there, she would be taken to the mother goddess's temple where she would be flayed. A boy would then wear her skin and retrace the route she took so he could dance in front of her parent's while wearing the girl's skin.
I'm usually anti-imperialist in all manners, but Jesus Christ, the Aztecs needed to go.