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The Overlooked Amendment

"Article the Second" was a single-sentence amendment written by James Madison in 1789, intended to be added to the Un...
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One Small Step for a Man

During the development of the Apollo moon missions in the early 1960s, the newfangled government agency called “NASA”...
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Half a Thought

The smallest denomination coin ever circulated in the United States was valued at five milles, equivalent to one 200t...
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Let Us Be Joyful

Laßt Froh Uns Sein ("Let Us Be Joyful") is a short musical canon in B-flat major for six voices, written by the celeb...
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It’s Not Rocket Science

One of the most dramatic surgical procedures still performed on human patients is the hemispherectomy, or the removal...
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Misguided Missiles

In April 1929 in the town of Naco, Arizona, the Cristero War was raging just over the border in Mexico. Rebels in tha...
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Signs and Space

Sign languages rely on the use of space (locations, motions, and handshapes) to express meaning or grammatical nuance...
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During the Dark Times

In the European theater of World War 2, as early as 1943, the German Army deployed a small number of special Panther...
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For Your Eyes Only

In the midst of World War II, the British Air Ministry began publicly extolling the virtues of carrot-eating. The vit...
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Sometimes a Cigar is Just a Cigar

Shortly after the abortive Bay of Pigs invasion of Cuba, U.S. President John F. Kennedy summoned his press secretary...
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