How to Make Ninja Squishy Balls!
Call them Yoshi eggs, Stress-balls, or Ninja Turtle squishies. Here’s how to turn party balloons and baking flour, into a custom set of superhero power balls.
The Return of the Soldier of Fortune
The use of mercenaries by modern countries is resurgent, from the Iraq and Afghan wars to the battles against pirates off the coasts of Africa.
Things You Didn’t Know About Ninjas
Shrouded in mystery these 25 things you didn't know about ninjas will enlighten you about the ancient way of the shinobi.
Mercenary
http://iraqforsale.org/ Inside America's private army with extended bonus scenes from Robert Greenwald's documentary Iraq for Sale: The War Profiteers
Catalan Company
The Catalan Company of the East (Catalan: Companyia Catalana d'Orient, [kumpəˈɲi.ə kətəˈɫanə ðuɾiˈen]), officially the Magna Societas Catalanorum, sometimes called the Grand Company and widely kno...
Flight of the Wild Geese
The Flight of the Wild Geese was the departure of an Irish Jacobite army under the command of Patrick Sarsfield from Ireland to France, as agreed in the Treaty of Limerick on 3 October 1691, following...
Habiru
Habiru or Apiru (Egyptian: ˁpr.w) was the name given by various Sumerian, Egyptian, Akkadian, Hittite, Mitanni, and Ugaritic sources (dated, roughly, between 1800 BC and 1100 BC) to a group ...
Landsknecht
The German Landsknechts, sometimes also rendered as Landsknechte (singular Landsknecht, [lanʦ.knɛçt]) were colourful mercenary soldiers with a formidable reputation who became an important military fo...
Mercenary
A mercenary is a person who takes part in an armed conflict who is not a national or a party to the conflict and is "motivated to take part in the hostilities by the desire for private gain."
The ...
Varangian Guard
The Varangian Guard (Greek: Τάγμα των Βαράγγων, Tágma tōn Varángōn) was an elite unit of the Byzantine Army, from the 10th to the 14th centuries, whose members served as personal bodyguards to the Byz...
Württemberg Cape Regiment
The Württemberg Cape Regiment (German: Württembergisches Kapregiment ) was a German military unit which was stationed at the Cape of Good Hope toward the end of the 18th century, in the service of...
Gaesatae
The Gaesatae (Greek Γαισάται) were a group of Gaulish warriors who lived in the Alps near the river Rhône and fought against the Roman Republic in the Battle of Telamon of 225 BC. The Greek historian ...
Battle of Halmyros
The Battle of Halmyros, known by older scholars as the Battle of the Cephissus or Battle of Orchomenos, was fought on 15 March 1311 between the forces of the Frankish Duchy of Athens and its vassals u...
Amsaig
The Amsaig were mercenaries of Cúchulainn. Their name in Irish means 'Wildmen', and was used later as amsach, again referring to mercenaries.
Private defense agency
A private defense agency (PDA) is a conceptual term for a type of enterprise which would provide personal protection and military defense services to individuals who would voluntarily contract for its...
Harald Hardrada
Harald Sigurdsson (Old Norse: Haraldr Sigurðarson; c. 1015 – 25 September 1066), given the epithet Hardrada (harðráði, roughly translated as "stern counsel" or "hard ruler") in the sagas, was Ki...
Mutbaal
Mutbaal (Akk. "man of Baal") was a Canaanite king of the Amarna Period. He is identified in the Amarna letters as a son of Labaya, the ruler of the hill country north of Jerusalem, including the terri...
Sack of Rome (1527)
The Sack of Rome on 6 May 1527 was a military event carried out by the mutinous troops of Charles V, Holy Roman Emperor in Rome, then part of the Papal States. It marked a crucial imperial victory in ...
Bugei Juhappan
The Bugei Juhappan (武芸十八般 "Eighteen kinds of martial arts") were a selection of combat techniques and corollary arts used by the samurai of Tokugawa-era Japan. Mastery of these arts was considered ess...
Mercenaries in India
In 16th and 17th centuries, the imperial Mughal power was crumbling and other powers, mainly Maratha chiefs, were emerging. At this time, a number of mercenaries, arriving from several countries found...
Labaya
Labaya (also transliterated as Labayu or Lib'ayu) was a 14th-century BCE ruler or warlord in the central hill country of southern Canaan. He lived contemporaneously with Pharaoh Akhenaten. Labaya is m...
Ishikawa Goemon
Ishikawa Goemon (石川 五右衛門, 1558 – October 8, 1594) was a semi-legendary Japanese outlaw hero who stole gold and valuables and gave them to the poor. Goemon is notable for being boiled alive a...
Seimeni
Seimeni (plural of Seimen) designates the group of flintlock-armed infantry mercenaries charged with guarding the hospodar and his Court in 17th and 18th century Wallachia and Moldavia. They were most...
Casimiro Monteiro
Casimiro Emérito Rosa Teles Jordão Monteiro (died 1993), also known as Agente Monteiro, was a notorious figure in Portuguese Goa. As a PIDE agent, Monteiro carried out the high-profile assassinations ...
Kipchaks in Georgia
The Cumans-Kipchaks in Georgia, are of an ancient nomadic Turkic people who occupied large territories from Central Asia to Eastern Europe. They, the (Cuman-Kipchak confederation) played an important ...