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Kurt Cobain’s Handwritten Suicide Note, 1994

While working for Cobain’s wife Courtney Love, Tom Grant, best known for his unproven theory that Kurt Cobain was murdered, was given access to Cobain’s suicide note and used her fax machine to make a photocopy,...

 
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Vintage Photos of New York City Coffee Shops

Check out these old New York City coffee shops, from the 1880s to 1980s 550 West 125th Street, 1932. Battle’s Coffee Pot. (Courtesy of the MCNY) 8th Avenue and 23rd Street, Coffee Pot. February 28, 1926. (Courtesy of...

 
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Is This The Most Bizarre Coincidence Of All Time?

December 5 might just go down as one of history’s most coincidental days ever. On that day in 1664, a ship sank in the Menai Strait, located off the coast of North Wales. 80 passengers died – there was only one...

 
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Basilica de la Sagrada Familia: Constructed in 1882 and Won’t Be Finished Until 2026!

One of the most interesting construction projects of our time is this church located in Barcelona, Spain. Construction has begun on March 19, 1882, and is scheduled to finish in 2026! Check out this awesome animation of the...

 
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12 Vintage Ads Aimed at Kids We Will Never, Ever See Today

In a world full of government regulations where every light bulb comes in a package explaining how you shouldn’t eat it, it’s easy to forget that it wasn’t always like this. Once upon a time, not only did...

 
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The Violin Behind the Titanic’s Sinking Song

The violin played by bandleader Wallace Hartley as the Titanic sank — Hartley’s body was pulled from the water days after the April 1912 sinking — he still had his violin case strapped to his back. The final...

 
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The Symbolism of The Memento Mori

Silver skull pocket Momento Mori watch, 1650 — engraved with Memento mori exhortations Incerta Mortis Hora/”the hour of death is uncertain” — it reminded the wearer to seize the day. The latin phrase,...

 
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Did You Know the Eiffel Tower Was Once a Giant Advertising Billboard?

Did you know that for nine years, the Citroën car company ‘rented‘ the Eiffel Tower and had it’s brand name emblazoned on it with 125,000 glowing lights? The sign was erected in 1925 and remained there until Citroën...

 
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The Day Black Cats Auditioned in Hollywood, 1963

While photos taken at a black cat audition in Hollywood in 1963 look adorable, at the same time, they also raise many questions concerning the sanity of cat-owners in the sixties. Photography by Ralph Crane, via the LIFE...

 
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Centuries-Old Dentures Made From Real Human Teeth

Minozzi’s team has been working at the monastery of San Francesco, in Lucca, Italy, a Tuscan city that dates back to the Etruscans. The excavations included the tombs of the Guinigi family, one of the city’s most famous...

 
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