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Voodoo: A Closer Look At The Misunderstood Practice

Say the word voodoo and you might conjure up any number of images. The act has become so entrenched in the dark arts that…

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Think Electronic Music Is New? Try over 200 Years Old

Regarding the typical scene of most modern parties, someone once remarked that real life has finally mirrored art. In the popular eighties game, Pac-man,…

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History’s Nutcases: Jemmy Hirst

Last time on History’s Nutcases, we talked about the famous Romantic poet, Lord Byron, whose life was characterized by love affairs, strange habits, and a love…

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United Nations to Convict ISIS of War Crimes for Destroying Historical and Cultural Sites

“I’m confident that there will be trials for the destruction we’ve seen in the Middle East, and that the videos and photographs produced by…

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On This Date, December 13th

1. 1978: First U.S. coin minted honoring a woman It was on this date in 1978 that the first Susan B. Anthony dollar was…

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Taylor Camp: The Hawaiian Hippie Utopia That Never Was

We all have our own picture of what paradise might look like. While most of us can only imagine living in the place of…

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America’s First Train Heist: The Gang That Nearly Pulled It Off

Of the train heists committed by the Wilkerson boys, known as the Reno Gang or the Jackson Thieves, their first was also America’s first.…

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New Inscription Sheds Light on Ancient Jewish Revolt

TEL DOR, ISRAEL – Researchers with the University of Haifa have made an incredible underwater discovery: an unique Roman inscription on a stone buried…

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Archaeologists Can Finally Date Aboriginal Rock Art

A team of scientists from ANSTO’s Centre for Accelerator Science have developed a new technique that now makes it possible to use radiocarbon dating…

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7 Amusing Facts About the Victorian Era

The Victorian Era was a time of change, of innovation, and of really strange social values. Victorian society had all sorts of quirks, especially…

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