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The Solvay Conference: Gathering of Some of the Most Intelligent People on the Planet

The Solvay Conference was founded in 1912 by Belgian industrialist Ernest Solvay. It was considered a turning point in the physics world. Held in Brussels, the conferences were devoted to preeminent open problems in both...

 

Abandoned Ship Has Been Roaming the Arctic Waters for 38 Years!

The SS Baychimo, a 1,322-ton, 230-foot long cargo ship launched in 1914 was was built at the Lindholmens shipyard in Gothenburg, Sweden. It was originally called the Ångermanelfven. It was used for trade between Hamburg...

 

Photos of Old Kitchens from 1860 – 1970

The notion of a ‘kitchen’ as we know it today came about due to a book by the Beecher sisters, Catherine and her sister, Harriet Beecher Stowe. In 1869, the two sisters published a revised version of The American...

 

A Tour INSIDE The Titanic in Black and White Photos

The Titanic was one of the most ambitious ship projects in history at the time. It attracted and intrigued passengers from all walks of life. These photos take you on a tour inside the great ship… The RMS Titanic departing...

 

Man Took Photos of the Same Place for Over 40 Years and Watched Them Decline

Chilean-born photographer Camilo José Vergara photographed buildings in his neighborhood and watched them change over the years, documenting them over a time span of over four decades . Camilo focused on the most segregated...

 

The Story of the Mysterious 19th Century ‘Princess’ Who Fooled a Town

On April 3, 1817, a confused young woman appeared, seemingly out of nowhere, in the small village of Almondsbury, a few miles north of Bristol in England. Dressed in a shabby gown and shawl with a turban around her head,...

 
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The Titanic Wasn’t the Deadliest Disaster of Its Kind

We all know the story of the ill-fated RMS Titanic, but did you know that the Titanic had only the third-worst non-military loss of life ever recorded? There were two more disasters that ranked as even more deadly than the...

 

Mysterious Rabbit Holes Lead to 7oo-year-old ‘Knights Templar’ Cave Network

In Shropshire, England, on the estate of an historic English estate, a series of rabbit holes lead into what’s being speculated as a possible 7oo-year-old secret Knights Templar cave network. The grotto is cut from a disused...

 

19 Rare Lantern Slides Show the Postmen from 1914 – 1918

A collection of lantern slides from The Postal Museum showing postal operations for various nationalities during the First World War. Most of these photos were hand-colored. Handwritten captions in black ink on labels above...

 

Then and Now: How Much Famous Fastfood Chains Have Changed Over the Years

Fast-food chains across America are revamping their menus and re-designing their looks in order be more competitive. This is how some popular chains have changed over the years:

 
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