How Tootsie Rolls Saved the Lives of Soldiers During the Korean War

The Battle of the Chosin Reservoir During the Korean War, American Troops stationed at Chang Jin mountain reservoir or Chosin reservoir, experienced extreme weather conditions. The reservoir temperatures ranged -5 degrees...

 

Declassified Cold War Footages Of Some Of History’s Largest Nuclear Tests

This week, the federally funded Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) in California released 62 newly declassified and restored films of U.S. nuclear testing conducted in conjunction with the lab between 1945 and...

 

Psychological Experiments From The Past That Went Horribly Wrong

Psychology as we know is a relatively young science and since its inception many experiments have been conducted, which helped us gain a better understanding of ourselves and provided researchers with a baseline on which...

 

Secret WWII Message Decoded Decades After the War Ended!

A group of treasure hunters in Italy were metal-detecting an area in Tuscany when they found an old bullet. They were surprised, however, when they realized that the bullet looked a little strange. The treasure hunters noticed...

 

13 Badass Men from History

Other Badass Stories: -The Dr. Who Operates on Himself to Remove His Own Appendix -The Arctic Explorer Who Was Burried in a Blizzard and Used His Frozen Poop to Escape -One of The Greatest Spies in American History -The Soldier...

 

Footage of US Soldiers Before and After Using LSD, 1958 Experiment

As part of the U.S. Military Chemical and Biological Warfare Program, soldiers are filmed performing close-order drill and taking orders from superiors, they are then given LSD and attempt duplicate their actions in a before...

 

The Day Famous Viking Bjorn Ironside Invaded Rome…Or So He Thought

Bjorn (Björn Järnsida in Swedish) was a legendary king of Sweden who lived sometime in the 9th century. He was also the first ruler of the Swedish Munsö dynasty. Just like his father, Ragnar Lodbrok, Bjorn Ironside was...

 

The Unusual Life Story of Dr. James Barry

Dr. James Barry had led a colourful life. A renowned military surgeon, he rose to become inspector general of hospitals – one of the highest army medical posts – and served throughout the British empire. Notoriously irascible,...

 

Soldiers’ Faces Before, During and After a War

The emotional repercussions of war… H/T Metapicture

 

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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