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Samantha Smith, the Short Life of a Child Peace Activis...

July 9, 2018

Flowers adorn the statue of Samantha Smith by the Statehouse complex in Augusta. Staff Photo by Fred J. Field, Friday, July 11, 2003: Flowers adorn the statue o...

A Bar, a Bull and a Movie

June 6, 2018

Actor John Travolta and Debra Winger smile on set of the Paramount Pictures movie 'Urban Cowboy' circa 1980. (Photo by Hulton Archive/Getty Images) Movies and sometimes songs can start a craze...

Welcome to the Saddest Mall in America

December 17, 2017

It's supposed to be one of the busiest shopping weekend of the year, but the Century III Mall in West Mifflin, Pennsylvania -  the 4th largest in the Pittsburgh area - isn't exactly ...

The Eruption of Mount St. Helens in Photos, 1980

December 12, 2017

Mount St. Helens, located in southwestern Washington, erupted on May 18, 1980. The volcano, used to be a beautiful symmetrical cone about 9,600 feet above sea level. But th...

Stanislav Petrov, 'The Man Who Saved the World,' Dies a...

September 23, 2017

In the early morning of September 26, 1983, Lt. Stanislav Petrov of the Soviet Union's Air Defense Forces was in charge of monitoring the country's satellite syst...

The Tallest Unfinished Building in The World Can Be Fou...

September 13, 2017

With its 105 floors, Ryugyong Hotel, was to be the tallest hotel in the world. But the skyscraper was never completed and opened. Construction began in the Cold W...

Mullet: The Badass Hairstyle of the 1970s to Early 1990...

August 9, 2017

Mullet, a hairstyle characterized by short cuts in the front and sides and long in the back, started to gain popularity in the 1970s. Rod Stewart, David Bowie, An...

60+ Inventions from the 1950s - Present That Have Impro...

July 29, 2017

This is just a handful of inventions from recent history that have helped to change how we live – in some cases beyond all recognition. H/T Stormclad

Oxana Malaya: The Story of the Girl Raised by Dogs

May 25, 2017

Oxana Malaya's story is a pretty clear indicator that nurture plays a bigger role than nature. At merely 3 years old, her alcoholic parents neglected her and left her out...

Phineas Gage: The Man Who Survived An Iron Rod Which We...

May 14, 2017

Throughout medical history, there have been countless stories of amazing accounts of survival defying logical explanation. One such event, dubbed as the “American...

The Hillsborough Incident: People Being Crushed Against...

April 28, 2017

The 1989 Hillsborough incident occurred on 15 April 1989 during the FA Cup semi-final match between Liverpool and Nottingham Forest at the Hillsborough Stadium in...

In 1986, A Lake Suffocated Over 1,746 People in a Singl...

April 17, 2017

"I could not speak. I became unconscious. I could not open my mouth because then I smelled something terrible ... I heard my daughter snoring in a terrible way, v...

The Titanic Wasn't the Deadliest Disaster of Its Kind

March 16, 2017

Almost everyone knows the story about the ill-fated RMS Titanic, but are you aware that the Titanic is only the third-worst non-military loss of life to be ever record...

The Eruption of Mount St. Helens 36 Years Ago

February 22, 2017

The ground shook underneath Mount St. Helens in Washington state. It was May 18th, 1980, at 8:32 a.m., when a magnitude 5.1 earthquake struck and brought about one of the larg...

Moving a 7,600 Ton Apartment Building to Create a Boule...

February 19, 2017

In Romania during the Communist Era, grand soviet-style apartment structures were built all over. When they were constructing a majestic boulevard in the city of ...

Photos of the Titanic Wreck When It Was First Discovere...

January 9, 2017

The Titanic disappeared in 1912, yet decades had passed before the discovery of its wreckage. After many years of searching, it wasn't until Sept. 1, 1985 that sc...

23 Photos From The Past That Require A Second Look...

December 12, 2016

Below are photos from the turbulent 1860s, a period marked by revolution and the fight against slavery, through the 1980s, a decade in which technology and globalizati...

Vintage Class Pictures of Pupils During the Victorian E...

December 6, 2016

Here's a small collection of vintage photos of school children in England before the 1900s. School in Swaton, Lincolnshire, ca. 1887 School in Swaton, Lincolnshi...

A Canadian Ghost Town That Stood Frozen in Time

September 21, 2016

In Canada the small town of Kitsault lies frozen in time, completely abandoned by it's once 1,200 strong community. Kitsault has been left a ghost town for 30 years now and ...

A Mouthwatering Look At What In-Flight Meals Used To Be...

August 1, 2016

Today, meals served up during a long-haul flight are admittedly not the same as they were before. You can now travel back in time to the golden age of flying whe...

25 Timeless Fashion Lessons from Audrey Hepburn Every W...

July 4, 2016

Audrey Hepburn is one of the 20th Century’s most heralded style icons, and for good reason! She had consistent, classic style throughout her life, sticking to sim...

1980s: The Boom of the Women Rock Hairstyle

June 24, 2016

The 1980s era produced a lot of hairstyles which were very funk and odd in some stylish ways. You can say that it is considered the perfect example of how fashion and hairstyles...

The Story Behind The One Powerful Photo That Changed th...

June 14, 2016

In November 1990 LIFE magazine published a photograph of David Kirby — his young body wasted by AIDS, his gaze focusing on something beyond this world — surrounde...

Funny Haircuts from the Past as Seen in Old Yearbook Ph...

March 23, 2016

Here, we gathered the worst kinds haircuts of all time, most of them were from the 80s and early 90s, cool years for a lot of things but definitely not for hairst...

Photographer Took Haunting Photos of The Hell of Serra ...

February 27, 2016

Serra Pelada was a large gold mine 270 miles (430km) south of the mouth of the Amazon River in Brazil. In 1979, a local child swimming on the banks of a local riv...

50 Beautiful Celebrity Portraits Taken by Deborah Feing...

November 24, 2015

American photographer Deborah Feingold took pictures of celebrities from the late 70s while collaborating with Rolling Stone, Time Magazine, Newsweek and The New ...