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Opulence and Luxury: Inside Nero’s Golden Palace

The Roman Emperor Nero left behind a great many architectural wonders. He might have been an infamous, ridiculously cruel tyrant, but the physical legacy he left…

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On This Day, January 18th

1. 1778: The Hawaiian Islands were discovered by English explorer It was on this date in 1778 that Captain James Cook became the first…

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20th Century Leaders: Only The U.S. Put 12 People On The Moon

In case you’ve been living under a moon rock, Eugene Cernan, the last human to set foot on the moon, just passed away at…

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Oh This Day, January 17th

1. 1950: The Great Brink’s Robbery It was on this date in 1950 that a group of eleven men broke into the Brinks Armored…

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You Can Now Virtually Visit the Historical ‘Plain of Jars’

XIANGKHOANG PLATEAU, LAOS – in the upland valleys and lower foothills of the Xiangkhoang Plateau, there lies a fascinating landscape dotted with megalithic ‘jars’.…

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How Historic Events Shaped The NATO We Know Today

It’s not a trade agreement. NATO stands for the North Atlantic Treaty Organization. The organization recently made headlines over comments by the president-elect of…

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Frances Hodgson Burnett’s Success as an Author

Frances Hodgson Burnett, an English-American author, was best known for her three children’s novels, Little Lord Fauntleroy, A Little Princess, and perhaps her most…

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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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