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The Abandoned Fishing Village Taken Over By Nature

In the mouth of the Yangtze River off the eastern coast of China, an abandoned fishing village is slowly being taken over by the forces of nature. Houtou Wan Village,located on Gouqi Island, belongs to a group of 394 islands...

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22 Fascinating Historical Facts You Probably Didn’t Know

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The Five Photographs That (You Didn’t Know) Changed Everything

You won’t find these photographs in any glossy coffee table book. Yet all five of these images have had an enormous impact on our world. Here’s how. Anna Bertha’s left hand When the first X-ray came into being it...


Love Lost: World War II Soldier Expresses His Love in a Heartbreaking Letter

If you need a reminder of just how far we’ve come with LGBT rights in the military and larger American culture, a love letter penned from one soldier to his lover during World War II that has surfaced online might be...


Heartbreaking Photos Of A Troubled Iraq War Veteran Win Pulitzer Prize

Photographer Craig Walker won the 2012 Pulitzer Prize for Feature Photography for his photo series on Scott Ostrom, a honorably discharged veteran, home from Iraq and struggling with a severe case of post-traumatic stress....

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1,300 Pounds of Roman Coins Unearthed

In Tomares, Spain, whilst digging ditches and laying pipes, workers unearthed treasure trove. It seems that sometime in the past, one person (or several people) buried nineteen jars filled with Roman coins in what would become...

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Family Fixing a Toilet Uncovered Ancient Rooms and Tomb Beneath

60-year-old Lucian Faggiano of Lecce, purchased a building at 56 Via Ascanio Grandi in hopes of opening a ttratoria – an Italian eatery. He immediately began renovations, and in order to repair a blocked toilet, he...


Mapping the Empires of History

We’ve all heard references to the Ottoman Empire, the Roman Empire, the Persian Empire, but how much do we really know about these political powerhouses of the past? You can also find more infographics at Visualistan

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The President Tree: One Photo, 126 Frames, 2 Billion Leaves, 247 Feet, 3200 Years Old

At 247 feet tall and several thousands of years old, the President Tree is an incredible natural wonder located inSequoia National Park. This amazing tree is so large that a single photograph cannot even capture it all. The...

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The Soldier Who Threw His Body Over a Grenade, Survived, and Kept on Fighting

In the spring of 1971, the 2nd Squadron of the 17th Cavalry was guarding the airstrip at Khe Sanh in South Vietnam for American planes flying missions into Laos. At about 2:00 a.m. on March 23, Michael Fitzmaurice—at twenty-one...

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