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Curious Codes: History’s Strangest Cryptograms

Puzzles are there to be solved. Across history, there has been no end to the number of enigmas and riddles and over time, experts…

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5 Facts You Don’t Know About 5 John Hughes’ Films

During his life, John Hughes contributed much to Hollywood’s cannon of angsty teen films about white kids. He was a writer, a director, a…

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Unique 8,000 Year-Old Figurines Discovered at Çatalhöyük

“The goal of our research is to understand, among other things, what led to the end of the huge settlement and how its last…

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On This Date, December 23rd

1. 1783: George Washington retires as commander in chief It was on this date in 1783 that our country’s founding father, George Washington, resigns…

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These Cellmates Didn’t Let Prison Get In The Way Of Success

Throughout history, a huge number of famous faces have served their time behind bars. Going to prison has shaped the destinies of countless amounts…

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The Greatest Cyber Bank Theft Of All Time Is Still In Progress

In the good old days, if you wanted to rob a bank, you grabbed a mask and gun, then held up a bank. Today’s…

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On This Date, December 22nd

1. 1808: Beethoven’s Fifth Symphony is heard by the public for the first time It was on this date in 1808 the most famous…

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The Christmas Truce of 1914

In December of 1914, bitter battles were fought in the trenches along the western front of World War I. The trenches were a horrific…

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What Is “Yuletide”, Anyway?

During the Christmas Season, we hear a lot about “Yuletide” in Christmas songs everywhere, but where does this word come from. Is it simply…

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The History Behind Hanukkah

Hanukkah, or Chanukkah, the Jewish festival of re-dedication, sometimes known as the festival of lights, overlaps with Christmas this year, lasting eight days from…

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