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...

 

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:

 
Ann Hodges hit by meteorite

The Woman Who Got Hit By a Meteorite and Survived

On a clear afternoon in Sylacauga, Alabama in 1954, Ann Hodges was napping on her couch, covered by quilts, when a softball-size hunk of black rock broke through the ceiling, bounced off a radio, and hit her in the thigh,...

 

In 1954, This 9-Week-Old Baby Became the ‘World’s Youngest Swimmer’

In January 1954, LIFE magazine introduced its readers to a remarkable nine-week-old baby named Julie Sheldon, who lived in Los Angeles and was, according to LIFE, the “world’s youngest swimmer.” Coached...

 

The Interesting Story of Deadshot Mary

Mary Shanley was born in Ireland in 1896, and after immigrating to America with her family, made the bold choice to join the NYPD. Along with a handful of other woman cops, she went to work on undercover beats. In her first...

 

Old Photos of Albert Einstein

Albert Einstein (14 March 1879 – 18 April 1955) was a German-born theoretical physicist who developed the theory of general relativity, effecting a revolution in physics. For this achievement, Einstein is often regarded...

 

The Jericho Skull – Face of 9,500-Year-Old Man Revealed for the First Time

The Jericho Skull is one of seven plastered and ornamented Neolithic skulls excavated by archaeologist Kathleen Kenyon in 1953 at the site of Tell es-Sultan, near the modern West Bank city of Jericho. All seven skulls had...

 

The Rotor Ride: A Spinning Human Blender from the Past Looks Like a Very Bad Idea

The Rotor, also known as the “Devil’s Hole”, was designed by German engineer Ernst Hoffmeister in the late 1940s. The photo below was taken at Coney Island in the 1950s. Everyone looks relatively calm and still as they...

 

California Couple Inherits 50-Year-Old Bunker Beneath Their New Home

When they bought the house, the Otcaseks were only told that the property had “an unusual feature”: a large, concrete-lined hole in the backyard. They were told that the hole once housed a fallout shelter from the Cold...

 
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