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Tesla

Being born at precisely midnight on the night of 9 July/morning of 10 July 1856 during a fierce lightning storm proved to be a portent of what the future...
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Number Stations

Short wave radio enthusiasts worldwide have heard of the strange and elusive Numbers Channels. It is a name that refers to any one of several of unusual ...
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Spring Heeled Jack

Sometimes "Spring Heeled Jack" pops up in literature–sometimes as a villain, sometimes as a hero–perhaps even an early ancestor of modern superheroes. Th...
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Any Officer Who Goes Into Action Without His Sword is Improperly Dressed

In 1940, some of the German commanders who were overseeing the push into France began to receive seemingly random reports of soldiers having been killed ...
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Before the Big Bang

The Big Bang theory is a major marvel of science. It is a conclusion drawn from the collusion of several scientists’ work and observation that all fit to...
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Let Slip the Dogs of War

The Nazi Blitzkrieg was a revolution in warfare that forced the rest of the world into a wild scramble to figure out how to dam the onslaught. The German...
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Taking Control of Candy Jones

Jessica Wilcox was born into a humble family on New Year’s Eve of 1925. Her father left them when she was three; her mother was critical and cold to her....
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England’s Armed Iceberg of War

During World War II the Allies actively recruited the inception and development of new and unique weapons. They knew that innovation and creativity would...
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Volcanic Winter

In France, on 6 April 1815, Napoleon surrendered his throne in favor of his sons. The coalition that opposed him were still in the midst of sorting out a...
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Sordid History of the Salton Sea

An accident spawned a lake. The lake fed water to millions of acres of farmland, and was a booming tourist trap that whithered and died to leave a ghost...
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Story of Vaseline

Robert Peary took it to the North Pole. There’s a song in its honor. It makes smiles sparkle. It’s used to coat the feet of vending machines to keep pest...
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Unintentional, Unwitting Heroine

Most cells in the human body can only multiply a certain number of times, then they inevitably die. This limit is named the Hayflick Limit, for the man w...
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Smoke Detectors and a Radioactive Boyscout

David Hahn was an Eagle Scout who had a merit badge in atomic energy; as everyone should know, that is ample education to build and maintain a nuclear br...
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School Violence

School violence is not merely the province of modern times. In fact, one of the greatest attacks on American soil can be attributed to violence at school...
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Anomalous Pioneers

On 02 March 1973, the NASA probe Pioneer 10 was launched into space on the top of an Atlas/Centaur/TE364-4 launch vehicle that pushed it away from Earth ...
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The Christmas Truce of 1914

The Great War was joined in fervor. It had only been a few months, but by December 1914, soldiers of the Central Powers could see the war wasn't going t...
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Superfluous Brain

It really happened. On 10 September 1945, Mike (who wasn't named "Mike" at the time) was going to be dinner. Such is occasionally the fate of roosters li...
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Runaway Breakdown

It has long been thought that the run-of-the mill thunderhead lacked sufficient energy to create the stupefying amount of power found in the lightning th...
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1600 Years Before the Steam Engine There Was the Steam Engine

Mankind doesn't really evolve. Not as a people. We copy, mimic, and integrate, all standing on the shoulders of the great men that came before. It's an i...
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The Price of the Nobel Prize

Sometimes the requirement of giving out a prize annually causes the prize committee to deal the accolades out on someone whose effects aren't as intense ...
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