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History’s Nutcases: Tiberius

Last time on History’s Nutcases, we talked about a man named Jemmy Hirst, who fancied riding a bull he’d trained to jump fences like a…

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The Chinese Weren’t The First To Make Artificial Islands To Land Planes

The Chinese have made a few waves in recent history by moving sub-sea earth to forge new islands. The beef between China and her…

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The Delicious WWII Inspired Story Of Nutella

One of the best-slash-worst, then back to best spreads, Nutella, defended themselves last week against claims that Nutella causes cancer. The offending ingredient wasn’t…

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Charles Cornwallis: The British General Known for Surrendering at Yorktown

Charles Cornwallis, 1st Marquess Cornwallis was an officer in the British Army, leading many generals in the American Revolutionary War. In 1781, he unofficially…

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On This Day, January 13

1. 1968: Johnny Cash played at Folsom Prison It was on this date in 1968 that country music legend, Johnny Cash, played in front…

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Three Times During The World Wars When Enemies Came Together

We are at our best when life is at its most difficult. War is a good example. Depending on your perspective, war can demonstrate…

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The Underage Boy Soldiers of WWI

During WWI, England had an estimated 250,000 underage soldiers fighting for the allies. They corrected the issue in time, but at one point they…

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Neolithic ‘Calendar Rock’ Discovered in Sicily

“This obviously reinforces the sacrality of the site.” – Archaeologist Giuseppe La Spina. SICILY, ITALY – Italian Archaeologists working on a site on the…

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On This Day, January 12th

1. 1926: The Sam ‘n’ Henry show debut on Chicago radio One of the most popular radio programs of all time made its debut…

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Giant Sequoias: The Oldest Globe-Trotting Trees In The World

This was a tough week for Sequoias. One of the most famous, the Tunnel Tree, fell during a storm. The official name for the…

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