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The Bodies Of Nearly 800 Children Are Believed To Be Buried In A Septic Tank In Ireland

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In 1975, 12-year-old boys Barry Sweeney and Francis Hopkins were outside of an old Irish home for unwed mothers when they made a gruesome discovery. “It was a concrete slab and we used to play there, but there was something hollow underneath it, so we decided to bust it open, and it was full to […]

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Who Would’ve Guessed There Would Be A Legal Battle Over Lee Harvey Oswald’s Coffin?

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After President Kennedy was assassinated in 1963, the name Lee Harvey Oswald became synonymous with tragedy. After he was killed on his way to prison that same year, Oswald was buried by his family in Dallas, Texas. Little did they know at the time that the coffin they chose to bury him in would sit […]

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The Most Insane Facts About The American Civil War You Didn’t Learn.

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Being in school for over a decade has probably convinced you that you know everything there is to know about the Civil War. You have probably sat through countless History classes and quizzes. Unfortunately, you don’t know the half of it. Here are some very surprising facts about the Civil War that you probably didn’t […]

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You Say These Phrases Every Day, But Did You Know Their Bizarre Origins?

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Do you ever catch yourself sounding like your dad when he used to say things like, “It’s raining cats and dogs!” or “He’s mad as a hatter!”? Don’t worry, these phrases have lasted for hundreds of years because they are so weirdly true to life…no matter the generation. But when…and more importantly, why did they […]

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Think Being Pregnant Is Bad Now?…Here’s How Terrible It USED To Be

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I am not, nor will I ever be, a pregnant woman. And while I do think there’s some truth in the idea that men can suffer from womb envy, at the same time I am very glad I will never have to go through the things pregnant women do for just shy of a year. […]

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These Posters From World War II Give Us A Baffling Glimpse Into The Past

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History is a funny thing. While some issues appear to have changed very little over time, other concepts feel like they’re light-years away. In the grand scheme of things, it wasn’t too long ago that World War II rocked the entire planet. Although much has changed since then, many sentiments that took hold during the […]

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This Was Used To Treat People With ADHD, But It Looks Like A Torture Device

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If you have attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), consider yourself lucky to be living in our modern times. ADHD is a disorder that causes its sufferers to lose focus easily. It’s an exhausting condition. Luckily, we have medicine now that helps combat those symptoms. Breakthroughs in modern medicine have allowed us to pinpoint the problem, […]

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‘Got nothing’: Obama warns Russia not to be on ‘wrong side of history’

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http://twitter.com/#!/RBPundit/status/440571459518222336 In remarks delivered today during a meeting with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, President Obama entered phase II of the effort to convince Vladimir Putin to pull Russian troops out of Ukraine: Lobbing clichés: http://twitter.com/#!/PeterAlexander/status/440569497410215936 Putin is likely to be unmoved by that statement. http://twitter.com/#!/PaulIzzo2/status/440576207780728832 http://twitter.com/#!/BrianFaughnan/status/440575487539036160 http://twitter.com/#!/Onelifetogive/status/440578156945092608 Obama: You are on the wrong side […]

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7 Lesser-Known Serial Killers We Should All Learn More About

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googletag.cmd.push(function() { googletag.display(‘VN_PG_DTBT_ATF’); }); Like many people, I have always been deeply fascinated by serial killers. Before you take that the wrong way, let me explain. I don’t mean to say that I idolize serial killers or condone their actions in any way. The heinous crimes they commit disgust me as much as the next […]

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5 Crazy Things People Have Done To Rig Elections In The U.S.

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This Is What The First Photographs Of Snowflakes Looked Like

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Gorgeous photomicrographs from 1890. 1. Wilson A. Bentley is the guy you can thank for the phrase “special snowflake.” View this image › library.ssec.wisc.edu The self-educated farmer was born in Jericho, Vermont in 1865 and had a lifelong love of snow. According to the Jericho Historical Society, he spent more than a year experimenting with […]

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17 Vintage Gun Ads That Probably Weren’t The Best Ideas

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googletag.cmd.push(function() { googletag.display(‘VN_PG_DTBT_ATF’); }); Whether you’re a fan of guns or not, I think we can all agree that some companies advertise them in strange and inappropriate ways. This is especially true when it comes to advertisements that were created decades ago. Sure, they seem to mean well and they’re from an entirely different time […]

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People Used Some Seriously Bizarre Stuff As Lotion Back In The Day

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When it comes to looking young, people have always gone to drastic lengths. While there are many different face creams and body lotions on the market today that claim to fight the signs of aging, they’re certainly not the first of their kind. Here are some of the weirdest things that people have used throughout […]

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13 Weapons That Are So Terrible, They’re Actually Banned From Use

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War is a truly terrible thing, but at least we can all agree these 13 weapons shouldn’t be allowed to make it worse. Although battles themselves are nothing new, as technology advances, humans come up with new (and totally horrific) weapons that ultimately go on to cause people around the world so much pain. Some […]

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The 7 Most Brutal Warriors Of The Viking Age

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Fun fact: most of what we know about Vikings comes from what was written by their enemies. This kind of makes sense when you read about the brutality of individual Viking leaders. Maybe the reason why they never recorded anything was because they were too busy spreading their badassery all over Northern Europe, the Mediterranean, […]

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After You See These 20 Rare Photos From The Past, You’ll Never Forget Them. Wow.

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Even if you consider yourself a history buff, when you see these rare photos from history you may realize you know less than you think. These unique historic photos show a completely different side to stories you may already know. World War II, the Taliban, John F. Kennedy, Tiananmen Square and other historic events and […]

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A Hidden Chemistry Lab Was Found During A Rotunda Renovation At The University Of Virginia

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The famous Rotunda the center of the University of Virginia is an important part of history. Thomas Jefferson built it as a library at the center of his small university. Since then, it has been transformed into the central focus of the school…but not after being used as a chem lab. (Yep.) Renovations on the […]

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15 Torture Devices That Forced Confessions Out Of People, Even If They Were Innocent

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In the modern era, our leaders debate the use of torture in increasingly complicated conflicts all over the world, but hundreds of years ago, there was no discussion at all — torture was the way to go, and it was brutal. As much as we humans claim to strive for peace, it turns out that […]

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This Guy Explains The Morbid Reason Behind Why We Bury People Six Feet Underground

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Mobsters love to say that they’re going to put people “six feet under” to imply that their associates are about to be nice and dead, but is there a reason why we stick dead bodies exactly six feet below the surface? The people at Today I Found Out now have an answer to this morbid […]

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Kanye West Lyrics Perfectly Describe The Story Of Julius Caesar And Cleopatra

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Shakespeare would either be proud or he’s rolling in his grave. This is a continuation of history and lyrical poetry. 1. Julius Caesar on meeting Cleopatra for the first time: View this image › Jean-Léon Gérôme / Via upload.wikimedia.org 2. Caesar restores Cleopatra to the throne: View this image › Pietro da Cortona / Via […]

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