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How The Codex Gigas Became The Devil’s Bible

The Codex Gigas is the largest medieval manuscript in the world. However, it’s what inside that’s remarkable and not the size. It is on display at the National Library of Sweden in Stockholm. This leather-bound book is the largest surviving European…

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Ancient Prophecies That Came True

Ancient prophecies. For as long as there has been written history, there are records of people trying to predict the future through a special connection with a deity or a world of spirits, from mythological seers such as Tiresias to biblical…

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World War II Stories: The Ready Made British Resistance

The Story The ready-made British resistance. After the disastrous campaign in France in 1940, the remnants of the British Expeditionary Force and the Free French Forces found themselves critically short of vehicles, ammunition, and other equipment. This led to the…

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Did Colorado Kill Doc Holliday?

Did Colorado Kill Doc Holliday? John Henry “Doc” Holliday’s final words, spoken as he lay dying in the Hotel Glenwood in Glenwood Springs, Colorado, were “this is funny”. We’ll never know, of course, exactly what the Wild West legend meant…

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New Theory: Men Nearly Caused Human Extinction 7,000 Years Ago

New theory: Man nearly caused human extinction 7,000 years ago. Genetics can reveal many buried secrets. An extramarital dalliance. The origins of our ancestors. In this case, it may have revealed that men almost exterminated themselves some 7,000 years ago….

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World War II Stories: Albert Goering, The Anti-Nazi Brother Of Hermann

War Stories: Albert Goering, The Anti-Nazi Brother Of Hermann Albert Goering was born on 9 March 1895 in the Berlin suburb of Friedenau. He was the fifth child of the former Reichskommissar to German South-West Africa and German Consul General to Haiti, Heinrich Ernst Göring, and his wife Franziska “Fanny”…

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World War II Stories: Soham Rail Disaster

The Soham Rail Disaster On June 2, 1944, just before D-Day, driver Benjamin Gimbert and his fireman, James Nightall, were in charge of a freight train delivering bombs to the USAF in White Colne, Essex, UK. As they approached the village of Soham…

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Researchers Claim They’ve Found The Secret Tomb Of St. Nicholas

The Secret Tomb Of St. Nicholas Researchers believe they may have found the final resting place of St. Nick. A recent scan of the ground beneath St. Nicholas Church in the Turkish province of Antalya has revealed what local officials say…

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Earliest Humans More Advanced Than Originally Thought

Earliest Humans More Advanced Than Originally Thought. On a grassy African landscape, some of the earliest members of our species, Homo Sapiens, engaged in surprisingly sophisticated behaviors including using color pigments, creating advanced tools and trading for resources with other…

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World War II Stories: Bombers Of The Second World War – Capt. Donald Macintosh

Second World War Two bombers. The Lancaster is probably the most famous of all the bombers of the Second World War. According to Capt. Donald Macintosh (ex-Second-World-War bomber pilot and author) it was a lot smoother to fly than the…

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The Untold Truths About Albert Einstein

Albert Einstein is undoubtedly not just one of the most well-known scientists ever but one of the most well-known figures in history, period. But while his contributions to modern society are famous, was he really such a great guy? The…

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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…

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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…

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Did Abraham Lincoln Order The Execution Of 38 Dakota Fighters?

Abraham Lincoln Order. That claim is largely accurate, but it’s also misleading; it omits to mention that although Abraham Lincoln did approve 39 death sentences, he also prevented the hangings of 264 other Native Americans by commuting their death sentences….

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Pterosaur Fossils And Eggs Reveal Flying Reptiles

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…

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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”…

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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…

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Thomas Garrett And Delaware S Underground Railroad

Garrett’s passionate commitment to the abolition of slavery would cost him a great deal over the course of his life.

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Toutatis, Errant Wanderer That “Misses” Earth Every Four Years

This same asteroid, or others similar to it, may threaten humanity someday. Astronomer Steven Ostro, a senior researcher at JPL, said it was the first clear look at one of the many thousands of asteroids that could interfere with Earth’s orbit. NASA…

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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…

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Greek Mythology : Ares – The God Of War

Ares is the god of war and one of the Twelve Olympian Gods and the son of Zeus and Hera. In literature Ares represents the violent and physical untamed aspect of war, which is in contrast to Athena who represents military…

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Greek Mythology : The Sirens

The Sirens appearance were that of a combination of a woman and a bird and they sang beautifully. Their exact appearance varies from artist to artist. Some drew the Sirens with the body of a bird and the head of…

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Greek Mythology : Persephone

Persephone’s story actually focuses more on her mother, Demeter, and what happens when Persephone disappears. The young goddess is also the daughter and niece of Zeus, and the wife and niece of Hades when she becomes the queen of the Underworld….

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Greek Mythology : The Winged Stallion Called Pegasus

Pegasus is a Mythological Creature described as a beautiful, pure white stallion with wings. He was born from the blood of Medusa. She could turn men into stone should they look into her face, but the hero Perseus decapitated her. His brother Chrysaor, who…

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Greek Mythology : Medusa

Medusa was a golden haired beauty before she became one of the most popular monsters of Greek Mythology.  She vowed to live her life in celibacy as a priestess of Athena. But she fell in love with Poseidon. She then…

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Greek Mythology : Centaurs – Half-Man And Half-Horse

In Greek mythology, Centaurs were half-man and half horse creatures that inhabited the mountains and forests of Thessaly. Centaurs were said to be primal, existing in tribes and making their homes in caves, hunting wild animals and arming themselves with…

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Greek Mythology : Atlas Bears The Heavens On His Shoulders

In Greek Mythology, Atlas was a Titan who was responsible for bearing the weight of the heavens on his shoulders, a punishment bestowed on him by Zeus. Atlas was given this task in retribution for him leading the Titans into…

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Greek Mythology : Apollo – God Of The Sun, Light, Music And Prophecy

Apollo is one of the most complex and important gods, and is the god of many things, including: music, poetry, art, oracles, archery, plague, medicine, sun, light and knowledge. He is the son of Zeus and the Titan Leto, and…

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World War II Stories: The Marine Carrying An Aircraft Machine Gun On Iwo Jima

This is the story of a marine carrying a aircraft machine gun one of Japan’s Volcano Islands called Iwo Jima. He took out over twenty Japanese troops and saved a number of his fellow Marines who had been wounded in…

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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…