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Moving a 7,600 Ton Apartment Building to Create a Boulevard, 1987

During the Communist Era in Romania massive soviet-style apartment buildings were built everywhere. In the city of Alba Iulia they were building a majestic boulevard but realized one of the buildings got in their way. The...

 
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Former Slave Sent This Letter to His Old Master

In August of 1865, Jourdon Anderson received a letter from his former owner. In it, Colonel P.H. Anderson asked Jourdon Anderson to come back to the Tennessee farm from which he had been liberated the previous year. Turns...

 
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How Dr. Naismith Came Up With the Game of Basketball

Dr. James Naismith is known world-wide as the inventor of basketball. He was born in 1861 in Ramsay township, near Almonte, Ontario, Canada. The concept of basketball was born from Naismith’s school days in the area...

 
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Life and Death in The Name of Honor: The Samurai

The Japanese Samurai were undoubtedly one of the greatest fighters in modern history. Their caste, that of warriors, was one of two classes of Japanese aristocracy. Their name is considered as deriving from the verb “saburau”...

 
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WWII Major Who Single-Handedly Destroyed Enemy Tanks With a PIAT

Major Robert Henry Cain grew up on the Isle of Man and joined the Honourable Artillery Company in 1928. He was given an emergency commission into the Army in 1940 and was transferred to the South Staffordshire Regiment in...

 
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Cowboy Kid: Sharpshooter of the Wild West

Also known as the Cowboy Kid, Johnny Baker displayed his unique skills with a rifle in Buffalo Bill Cody’s Wild West. In the rare clip below from the early days of motion pictures, we can see him shooting upside down and...

 
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Golden Ratio Discovered Recently in Ansel Adams’ Work

Photographer Eliiot McGucken was scrolling through some public domain photos of Ansel Adams’ and realized that the legendary landscape photographer was employing the Golden Ratio in his work. The Golden Ratio, a mathematical...

 
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The Alleged HIV ‘Patient Zero’ Man Has Been Exonerated

A homosexual flight attendant, Gaetan Dugas, was singled out as the original infection vector for the virus in the United States. But recent science has revoked his unwanted title as HIV Patient Zero. A new study published...

 
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Italy Over 100 Years Ago (Without The Influx of Tourists)

These old photos were taken by an amateur photographer during his trips to England and Europe with the family from 1907 to 1922. They documented everyday life of some Italian cities such as Rome, Milan, Florence, Venice…...

 
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Outhouses and Night Soil Men: New York City Before the Invention of Indoor Plumbing and Indoor Toilets

A hundred and fifty years ago New Yorkers had just a few choices when it came to taking care of their lavatory needs— visit an outhouse or use a chamber pot. Indoor toilets proved slow to gain popularity when they were...

 
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