Jack Dempsey vs Jess Willard, Heavyweight Championship of the World, 1919

Reigning heavyweight champion stood 6’6″ and 225 pounds when he climbed into the ring to fight Jack Dempsey in 1919. His reputation preceded him as he had previously fought a boxer named John “Bull”...

 

The Story of the Death Railway

On the 7th of December 1941 the Japanese launch their surprise attack on Pearl Harbor, and attacked Dutch and British positions in South East Asia on the same day. This lead to the captures of 140,000 prisoners, including...

 

The US Dropped Warning Leaflets Before They Bombed Japan, And This Is What They Say

The Axis Power was responsible for the Holocaust, the Allies, the bombing of Japan. Who really lost the war?

 

How the US Flag Changed Throughout History (1776 – Present)

The layout of the stars was officially standardized in 1912, while the colors were standardized in 1934. Starting in 1818, the new flags were introduced on July 4th of the year listed. In 1942, the Federal Flag Code was passed...

 

The Forgotten Story Of The U.S. Camel Corps

Between 1856 and 1866, it’s not very popular but camels were being utilized in training and hauling, with the main action occurring at Camp Verde in Texas. The plan to use camels for traversing the rocky terrain of...

 
Willis Meadows Bullet

The Story of the Civil War Veteran Who Got Shot In the Eye and Coughed the Bullet Out of His Mouth 58 Years Later

Willis Meadows, a 78-year-old veteran, clutched his throat and was gasping for air. Whatever was choking him wouldn’t come out and was causing a violent coughing spasm. Just when he thought he was about to take his...

 

Can You Solve Einstein’s Riddle?

The following riddle is claimed to have been written by Einstein as a boy. It’s also sometimes attributed to Lewis Carrol, although there’s no evidence that either of them actually wrote it. Either way, it’s...

 

Visually Arresting Native Americans Masks of the 20th Century

These masks don’t actually conceal their wearers from the world, but instead expresses both their own inner self and the culture from which they come sometimes better than their bare face ever could. From the Navajo...

 

Photos of Remains of the Twin Towers in Hangar 17

In an airplane hangar at New York’s Kennedy Airport, fewer than 30 pieces of steel remain from the debris recovered after terrorists flew hijacked planes into the World Trade Center’s twin towers on Sept. 11,...

 

California’s 1000-year-old Pioneer Cabin Tree Has Fallen Over

The Pioneer Cabin tree was one of several “tunnel trees” that had been carved out and served as human amusements. The tree’s exact age and height were not immediately available, but sequoias can measure their ages...

 
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