Fear Mongering...making people sheep for centuries. It is everywhere today with social media and sensationalism via our media. Be a free thinker. Determine for yourself what should cause you fear and give you pause, do not follow the pack.
Battery, Baghdad, 250 BCE. The Baghdad Battery is believed to be about 2000 years old (from the Parthian period, roughly 250 BCE to CE 250). The jar was found in Khujut Rabu just outside Baghdad, and is composed of a clay jar with a stopper made of asphalt. Sticking through the asphalt is an iron rod surrounded by a copper cylinder. When filled with vinegar - or any other electrolytic solution - the jar produces about 1.1 volts.
Shortly after he arrived, Van Agtmael witnessed the aftermath of this suicide bombing at a cafe that soldiers frequented in Mosul. Nine people died and 23 were wounded. (Photo and caption by Van Agtmael/Harrison Jacobs/Magnum Photos)