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The Maharani of Nepal

The Maharani of Nepal and her ladies-in-waiting, Nepal (1885-1894)

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Shona People

They are a tribe part of Bantu and a very powerful tribe

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Captain Morgan

Captain Morgan Actually Existed…

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Tesla transmitter

Tesla sitting near his transmitter in Colorado Springs…

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Itter Castle

The strangest battle of the Second World War

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Vin Mariani

Vin Mariani was a mixture of wine and cocaine

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Napoleon war with rabbits

History tells us that Napoleon’s most upsetting defeat came at Waterloo. Or it may have occurred eight years earlier, after the French emperor was attacked by a relentless horde of rabbits.

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Marie Antoinette

Marie Antoinette's last words - "Pardon me, sir. I meant not to do it."

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Hitler's bunker (Führerbunker)

One of the first photos that was taken inside of Hitler's bunker…

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Eiffel Tower

View of the Eiffel Tower from the Jardins des Tuileries, in Paris…

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Will Purvis Murder Trial

Will Purvis told the jury he would "live longer than the lot of them."

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Egyptians Pets

Egyptians kept many animals as pets

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Saigon Execution

After Nguyen Ngoc Loan raised his sidearm and shot Vietcong operative Nguyen Van Lem in the head…

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Uncle Sam Conscience Fund

The American government had a "Conscience Fund"

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Animals on Trial

Strange justice: the animals who went on trial in the Middle Ages

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The Pig War

The most curious conflict between Canada and the United States

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Battle of Los Angeles

The False Alarm That Left LA In Chaos…

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Atlantis

Plato, the ancient Greek philosopher, wrote of a great civilization called Atlantis

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Zeppelin Citta di Jesi

Last mission of the Italian air ship "Citta di Jesi"

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Archduke Franz Ferdinand Car

The number plate of the car carrying Franz Ferdinand when he was shot bears a strange coincidence to the end of the Great War.

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Elmira Civil War Prison Camp

When Hell Was in Elmira

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The steamboat Sultana

The steamboat Sultana was a Mississippi River paddlewheeler, destroyed in an explosion on 27 April, 1865…

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Last Public Execution

The United States has a long history of so-called "legal" public executions. The last one was carried out in Owensboro, Kentucky, in 1936…

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Nevada Tests

From 1951 to 1992 the U.S. ran almost 1,000 atomic bomb tests in a test site in the Nevada Desert

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King Henry VI

King Henry VI suffered from a ‘sleeping sickness’ that remains mysterious to this day…

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Adolf Hitler’s half-nephew

William Hitler served in the US Navy during World War II

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March 1924: Hippo cart

After considerable coaching at the hands of an animal trainer, “Lotus,” a circus hippopotamus…

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Balloon Corps

Civil War Ballooning

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Wounded Knee Massacre

The slaughter of approximately 150–300 Lakota Indians by United States Army troops

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Most Successful Pirate in History

The world’s most successful pirate in history was a lady

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Bathing Machine

Bathing Machines, at the beach…

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The Sausage Ban

Germans were banned from eating sausages during WWI

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The Chemist’s War

The little-told story of how the U.S. government poisoned alcohol during Prohibition with deadly consequences

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Uruguayan Air Force Flight 571

This gory plane crash has all the trappings of your worst nightmare, save for the miraculous ending…

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Japanese-Canadian internment

Remembering one of Canada's darkest hours

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A Railway from Sea to Sea

A Railway from Sea to Sea - British Columbia joined Canada in 1871 after Ottawa promised to build a railway to the West Coast.

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Tybee Bomb

For 60 Years, Nuclear Bomb Lost in Watery Grave

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Monkey Trial

Scopes Monkey Trial: Science on the Stand

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Typhoid Mary

Mary Mallon and the history of typhoid fever

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Old Photography

This is one of the, if not the, oldest known photograph of…

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German U-boats

Only one out of every four men serving on U-boats survived

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Tunguska Explosion

On June 30, 1908, an explosion that was equal to more than 2,000 atomic bombs…

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Bytown

The capital city, Ottawa, was originally named Bytown…

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Cat Burning

Ritualistic Cat Torture Was Once a Form of Town Fun

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The Pastry War

The First French Intervention in Mexico

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Antonio Gramsci Trial

"We must stop this brain from working for 20 years…"

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Toronto's Disastrous First Hanging

A gruesome history of capital punishment in Toronto

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Roman Dodecahedra

Mysterious Roman Dodecahedrons

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Korean War

The U.S. dropped more ordnance on Korea than in the entire Pacific during WWII

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Green Army

Green armies fought against both the Bolsheviks and the White Army

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Cabanatuan

It’s known as the most epic and complex mission of World War II. In January, 1945…

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The Confederate Giant

Remembering the Tallest Man in the American Civil War

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A Japanese death ray

Japan’s top-secret weapon inspired by Tesla’s “Death Ray”

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Queen of the Mist

The Forgotten Heroine of Niagara

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Japanese Eugenic Sterilization

Forced sterilization during post-war era in Japan

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The Cadaver Synod

Pope Stephen VI dug up his predecessor's corpse and put it on trial.

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James Forten

Born to a poor family of American sailmakers, James Forten volunteered to join the fight for independence when he was just 14

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Greece Independence Fight

Here's the bullets, don't touch the columns

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Five Men at Atomic Ground Zero

This bizarre and tragic bit of nuclear history happened 59 years ago today

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Chinese Militia

Chinese militia armed with clubs and shields stand ready for battle in 1860 during the Second Opium War against Britain and France…

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Madison Washington

American slave revolt leader

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William Carney

The first black soldier to earn the Medal of Honor

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Gino Bartali

The cyclist who saved Jews in wartime Italy

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Claudette Colvin

Before there was Rosa Parks, there was Claudette Colvin

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Baby Cage

Baby Cage in the 1930s…

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Roman Timekeeping

Very few Roman hours lasted an hour

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George Washington

George Washington Never Had Wooden Teeth…

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German Coast Slave Uprising

America’s Largest Slave Revolt

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Nobel Peace Prize Nominees

Hitler, Mussolini, and Stalin were all nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize.

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Fratricide

The history of fratricide in the Ottoman Empire

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Mustache Cups

Moustache Cups were invented in the mid 1800’s…

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Knocker Uppers

Waking up the workers in industrial Britain

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The King Who Hated Coffee

Gustav III of Sweden's coffee experiment

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Stephen Bantu Biko

The most potent weapon of the oppressor is the mind of the oppressed

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Tsarists Russia convicts

The exiles and convicts of Tsarists Russia, 1885

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Redbad

He preferred spending eternity in Hell with his pagan ancestors

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Romulus and Remus

According to Roman mythology, the story of these twin brothers tells of the origins of Rome.

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Boston marathon

Get the hell ot of my race and give me those numbers…

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Duke of Wellington

The Duke of Wellington sent some of his best soldiers to defend Canada in 1814

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Alexander the Great Cities

He named more than 70 cities after himself—and one after his horse

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Bride Auctions

The Babylonian Marriage Market…

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Paris Massacre

When the Seine was full of bodies…

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Vice President that owned his wife

The former U.S. vice president Johnson County is named after held slaves, married and fathered children with enslaved woman

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Aircraft Detection

How incoming enemy aircraft were detected before the invention of radar…

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Battle of Bamber Bridge

White soldiers declared war on their Black counterparts in an ugly incident from WWII

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Poena cullei

The bizarre ancient Roman punishment reserved for parricide

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American Civil War Child Soldiers

Children Fought in the US Civil War by the Hundreds of Thousand

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Kiddo the Cat

Kiddo’s failed trip across the Atlantic

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Jonestown Massacre

Perhaps one of the most disturbing events in modern history, the Jonestown Massacre was…

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