This Ship Made Many Successful Cruises, But The Last One Was Anything But A Vacation

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This Ship Made Many Successful Cruises, But The Last One Was Anything But A Vacation

The SS Morro Castle received its name from the towering fortress that guards Havana Bay. The massive ocean liner set sail on its final voyage in August 1930 from New York to Havana and back again. For many guests aboard the luxury ship, sailing was a means of escaping the Great Depression and Prohibition to […]

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These Biblical ‘Facts’ Are Actually Completely Untrue — Did You Know?

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These Biblical 'Facts' Are Actually Completely Untrue -- Did You Know?

Fact: The Bible is best-selling book of all time. It’s also probably the most hotly debated book ever. It has changed the lives of so many people and continues to shape the world in ways that we can’t even fathom. Even if you’ve never read it cover to cover, you’ve probably skimmed the pages while […]

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The Camera Of A Soldier That Died In A 1944 Battle Was Just Found. Wait Til You See What Was On It.

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The Camera Of A Soldier That Died In A 1944 Battle Was Just Found. Wait Til You See What Was On It.

Captain Mark D. Anderson of the United States Navy and historian Jean Muller were searching for artifacts from The Battle of the Bulge in the mountainsides of Luxembourg when their metal detector alerted them to something just under their feet. Below Anderson and Muller was a foxhole that was dug during the crucial World War […]

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Instead Of Dying From Neglect, These Children Were Saved And Raised By Wild Animals

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Instead Of Dying From Neglect, These Children Were Saved And Raised By Wild Animals

You’ve probably heard the expression that someone was so wild, it’s like they were “raised by animals” before, but have you ever considered the fact that this has actually happened to people throughout history? When these children were faced with situations of neglect, abandonment, or abduction, they had to learn to fend for themselves in […]

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The Reason Why These Men Are Sitting Together Will Make You So Emotional

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The Reason Why These Men Are Sitting Together Will Make You So Emotional

“Everything I have today — all of my children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren — is due to you.” That’s what 90-year-old Marcel Levy said to Sid Shafner, 94, while they sat together at an Israeli air force base earlier this month. It was the first time they’d seen each other in 20 years, and that […]

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If You Don’t Know Much About Mustard Gas, You’ll Be Horrified By Its Effects

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If You Don't Know Much About Mustard Gas, You'll Be Horrified By Its Effects

Among the cruelest tactics of war is the use of chemicals to kill or incapacitate soldiers. Mustard gas, or sulfur mustard, is just one of these debilitating agents that is relatively easy to produce, and its blistering effects are incredibly painful. It was developed as early as 1822, but it wasn’t first used until World […]

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8 Disgusting Facts About Ancient Rome That Will Make You Nauseous

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8 Disgusting Facts About Ancient Rome That Will Make You Nauseous

googletag.cmd.push(function() { googletag.display(‘VN_PG_DTBT_ATF’); }); Ancient Rome was a pretty amazing place. Between 753 BC and 476 AD, Romans were among the most technologically and culturally advanced people on Earth. Despite them forming the basis of modern society, Romans held a number of pretty insane beliefs and practices, at least by today’s standards. Here are a […]

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Harriet Tubman Will Replace Andrew Jackson On The $20…But How Well Do You Know Her?

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Harriet Tubman Will Replace Andrew Jackson On The $20...But How Well Do You Know Her?

Over the past few years, there has been a discussion about changing the face of at least one of our dollar bills. Just recently, it was announced that Andrew Jackson would no longer be the face of the $20. For the first time in history, an African-American — the famed abolitionist Harriet Tubman — will […]

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Meet Hans Schmidt: The Only Priest In History To Be Sentenced To Death

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Meet Hans Schmidt: The Only Priest In History To Be Sentenced To Death

The Catholic church has not been without controversy in the last few decades, but so far there has only been one priest in the United States that has been executed for his crimes. Hans Schmidt was not accused of sleeping with children, but he did illegally marry, and proceeded to brutally murder his lover while […]

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