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The Curious Case of the Woman Who Was ‘Pregnant’ for 60 Years

Huang Yijun, a 92 year-old woman from southern China arguably has the record for the longest pregnancy ever… an astonishing 60 years! Technically, she delivered a baby known as a lithopedion or ‘Stone Baby.’ Huang Yijun’s...

 
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Ancient Pet Cemetery Discovered In Egypt

A team of researchers from the Polish Academy of Sciences, led by Marta Osypińska, found a pet cemetery while excavating an ancient trash dump by Berenike. In an article they published in the academic journal Antiquity,...

 
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24 Vintage Photos Of Alaska As You’ve Never Seen It Before

We often see picturesque photos of Alaska, but we rarely see old photos that show what it was like when the region was being settled. So, here are some incredible images from the late 1800s onwards showing Alaskan settlers...

 
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Drive-in Church in St. Petersburg, Florida circa 1947

These photographs of a drive-in church in St. Petersburg, Florida circa 1947 were taken for a feature in LIFE magazine that never got published. St. Petersburg still has a drive-in church today, but without the impressive...

 
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Inside This Cave There’s A Village With About 100 People

Zhongdong village in Guizhou Province, China, is believed to be the country’s only inhabited, year-round settlement located inside a naturally occurring cave. At 1800 meters (almost 6000 ft) above sea level, the cave can...

 
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Photos of the Titanic Wreck When It Was First Discovered in 1985

The Titanic sank in 191, yet it took decades before the wreckage was discovered. It wasn’t until Sept. 1, 1985 that scientists, after years and years of searching, found what they were looking for. Two of Titanic’s...

 
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Cost of Living Throughout the Years, 1924 – 1999

Cost of living is the amount of money needed to sustain a certain level of living, including basic expenses such as housing, food, taxes and health care. Here’s a look on how much the cost of living has changed throughout...

 
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17 Stirring Photos of Released American Slaves

After Abraham Lincoln’s Emancipation Proclamation outlawed slavery, thousands of men and women found themselves finally freed. These historical portraits show former slaves after the emancipation.

 
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Parturition Chairs: The Birthing Seats of the 18th Century

From the ancient times until the 1800s, many women gave birth with the aid of specially designed seats, called the parturition chairs, that allowed them to sit upright or recline while giving birth. This particular chair...

 
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Vintage Photos of Émilie Marie Bouchau and Her 16-Inch Waist

Algerian-born Émilie Marie Bouchau (Polaire), was famous for her tiny, corsetted waist, which was reported to have a circumference no greater than 16 inches. Decked out in black eye makeup, a nose ring, and corsets that...

 
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