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7 Of The Most Awe-Inspiring Natural Phenomenon
Geography Science

7 Of The Most Awe-Inspiring Natural Phenomenon

Nature never ceases to be awe-inspiring. With rare and natural

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9 Countries That No Longer Exist
Geography History

9 Countries That No Longer Exist

Countries are a lot like companies, sometimes they just go

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7 Inventors Who Were Killed by Their Inventions
History

7 Inventors Who Were Killed by Their Inventions

Sometimes inventors are so passionate about their work that it

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11 Fruit Facts That Will Ruin Your Appetite
Food Science

11 Fruit Facts That Will Ruin Your Appetite

Fruits are one of the most healthy things we can

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Mountain Dew’s Connection To Whiskey And 7 Other Dew Facts
Geography History Science

Mountain Dew’s Connection To Whiskey And 7 Other Dew Facts

What to add with whiskey? Mountain Dew of course! What

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9 Creepy Cockroach Facts You Didn’t Want To Know
Science

9 Creepy Cockroach Facts You Didn’t Want To Know

You’re not sleeping tonight after you read this. Don’t say

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8 American Companies That Worked with the Nazis During World War II
History

8 American Companies That Worked with the Nazis During World War II

Although there were sanctions and restrictions against working with Germany during

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Why Peacocks Are Pimps And 10 Other Feathery Facts
Science

Why Peacocks Are Pimps And 10 Other Feathery Facts

As one of the most colorful, mesmerizing birds peacocks are

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Historical Inaccuracies: Braveheart
History Movies Pop Culture

Historical Inaccuracies: Braveheart

I love “period pieces” whether it’s TV or film I

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6 Unnerving Facts About The Zone Of Silence
History Science

6 Unnerving Facts About The Zone Of Silence

Mexico’s mysterious, magical zona del silencio–the Zone of Silence, is

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6 Interesting Facts About Roswell, New Mexico
History Science

6 Interesting Facts About Roswell, New Mexico

Picture this: Summer, 1947. A rancher discovers inexplicable debris in

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Get Your Kicks: 6 Little Known Facts About Route 66
Geography History

Get Your Kicks: 6 Little Known Facts About Route 66

At 2448 miles long, the original Route 66 is the

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Eleven Realities From the Regency Era We Don’t Miss
History

Eleven Realities From the Regency Era We Don’t Miss

If only you lived in Regency England, life would be

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Why We Aren’t All Dying of Smallpox: the History of Vaccines
History Lifestyle Science

Why We Aren’t All Dying of Smallpox: the History of Vaccines

WARNING: This article includes an image of smallpox patients. First

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12 Historical Facts About The Appalachian Trail
Geography History

12 Historical Facts About The Appalachian Trail

Spring is just around the corner. This time of year is

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The USS Akron and Other Blimp Rides That Ended In Fire
History

The USS Akron and Other Blimp Rides That Ended In Fire

There have been a lot of air disasters in the

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7 Delicious Facts About Your Favorite Food – Ice Cream
Food History

7 Delicious Facts About Your Favorite Food – Ice Cream

I can’t go longer than a week without eating ice

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The Bizarre Story Behind Elvis & Nixon
History Pop Culture

The Bizarre Story Behind Elvis & Nixon

The photo of Elvis Presley and Richard Nixon meeting in

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Don’t Be Evil: The Google Story
Lifestyle

Don’t Be Evil: The Google Story

Google is so common as to be a staple of

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20 More Slang Terms From The Wild Wild West
Books Geography History Lifestyle Travel

20 More Slang Terms From The Wild Wild West

As Americans, the wild wild west is somewhat of a

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The Whisker Renaissance – The 5 Bearded Presidents
History

The Whisker Renaissance – The 5 Bearded Presidents

Only five US presidents sported full beards during their presidency.

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9 Jane Austen Facts
Books

9 Jane Austen Facts

  Jane Austen is one of the few classic writers

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The 7 Worst Subway Disasters In New York City History
History

The 7 Worst Subway Disasters In New York City History

Although disasters like derailments and crashes are rare in the New

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10 Fascinating Facts About the History of Birth Control
History

10 Fascinating Facts About the History of Birth Control

Pregnancy and syphilis: Two of mankind's mortal enemies. For millennia, we've been looking for methods to turn them away at the door. Think protected sex is anywhere close to a new thing? Think again.

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6 Interesting Things About Wireless Electricity From Nikola Tesla
History Science

6 Interesting Things About Wireless Electricity From Nikola Tesla

Wireless technology is everywhere! I’d be willing to bet you

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