The Newspapers Loved To Tease Thomas Edison

Thomas Edison. On 25 March 1878, in an unsigned editorial, The New York Times dragged a public figure through the mud  They wrote about this person ‘Something ought to be done about this person’ and ‘there is a growing conviction that it had better be done with a hemp rope’. They alleged that it was

Weirdest Weather Events Ever Recorded In History

Mother Nature. Weather happens all the time, and usually we don’t even notice it unless it’s a major inconvenience. That’s a shame because Mother Nature sometimes throws us a major curveball. That’s when things get really cool. The Locust Plague Of 1874 Imagine being a farmer in the American Midwest in the summer of 1874.

Entire Countries Embarrassed By These 6 Moments

Entire countries embarrassed. These mistakes made entire countries blush. If countries were capable of vasodilation, of course. The truth is, while countries can be large or small, they’re run by people. And people are capable of some pretty interesting kerfuffles. Switzerland’s accidental invasions of Liechtenstein Switzerland is mostly famous for its neutrality, its chocolate, and

The Doomsday Clock Scary History

The Doomsday Clock. It’s two minutes to midnight. Those words probably make you shiver, just a little bit, because bad things always happen at midnight. And midnight on the Doomsday Clock is the baddest of the bad, the hour of the apocalypse. That’s right, the end of the world. Boom. Everyone dies. But hey, cheer up. When

Pterosaur Fossils And Eggs Reveal Flying Reptiles

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A new discovery of pterosaur eggs and fossils, found in China, gives us a complete look at the early flying reptiles. Researchers found at least 215 eggs and about 16 containing traces of embryos. ‘We want to call this region Pterosaur Eden. They swooped and whirled across the sky, hunting for fish. Adult Pterosaurs of the Hamipterus

The Strange History Of Atlantis

Atlantis! The name alone is enough to invoke images of mermaids, bubble cities, sunken ruins, and an ancient, technologically advanced situation that suffered ruin at the whims of the gods or their own hubris. But where did the idea of Atlantis come from? Could it have been a real place, or do its origins lie

Legendary Viking Town Unearthed

Legendary Viking town unearthed. The hidden centre of power for the first Danish kings may well have popped up from the soil in Northern Germany. Archaeologists have surprisingly found some 200 houses and piles of weapons. Danish archaeologists believe they have found the remains of the fabled Viking town Silasthorp by the Schlei bay in

Ten Inventors Killed By Their Inventions

Ten inventors that was killed by their inventions. Over the course of civilization, thousands upon thousands of inventions succeeded beyond their creator’s wildest dream. But some were epic fails. William Bullock invented the first modern printing press. While installing a machine for the Philadelphia Public Ledger, Bullock tried to kick a belt onto a pulley

Indian Legends And Victorian Bath Houses Of Eureka Springs

Today the Arkansas resort town of Eureka Springs is a quaint, faux-Victorian tourist trap with an abundance of Bible-themed attractions. But the knickknack shops and family-friendly dinner theaters are really a natural outgrowth of a long history as a “vacation” destination reaching back to the Native Americans. Eureka Springs has, unsurprisingly, several naturally occurring, mineral-rich

The Teapot Dome Scandal

The Teapot Dome Scandal. With the exception of Watergate, there has never been a scandal more egregious and with wider implications than the Teapot Dome affair during the presidency of Warren G. Harding. It involved the secret leasing to private companies of oil-containing tracts owned by the Navy, mainly in Wyoming and California. “Domes” are

Mind Control – The Phoenix Project – The Gulf War

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The Philadelphia Project became the Phoenix Project when the case was again reopened in 1947. While the Phoenix Project was investigating weather and the use of radiosondes, Project Rainbow resurfaced in 1947 or 1948. Most Americans had the opportunity to watch the live briefings of the Persian Gulf war on CNN. Live briefings, to the astute listener,

Protected Secret Bases

Why you can’t get close to secret airbases anymore. You can spot the camera stations on these secret bases by looking for a white dome shaped like a small observatory. One reason it is so difficult to get close to a National Test Range like Tonopah, China Lake, Groom Lake or White Sands is because there are

How Can We Find Out What’s On That Secret Base?

  You have a secret base sequestered in the high desert just north of Las Vegas and you’re doing things up there that have piqued my interest. I’m determined to have a look at your facility. UFO’s and America’s new aircraft technology are the most closely guarded government and military secrets in history. The X-30 (Aurora)