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10 Secret Service Facts You Probably Don’t Know

Facts J.Etta January 2, 2017 The Secret Service is much in the news these days as a result of the election of a new US president. Many celebrities and high-profile public figures have bodyguards, but when it comes to protection...
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10 Cool Gadgets That Are Actually Historical

History Mike Floorwalker January 1, 2017 Thousands of adults entering the workforce every day have never known life without the Internet. But as computing power has increased exponentially while devices grow ever smaller, it’s humbling to remember that we ar...
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10 Frozen Timepieces That Marked Death And Disaster

10 Frozen Timepieces That Marked Death And Disaster

History R. Hendrix December 29, 2016 In Victorian times, people would stop a house’s clocks at the time of an occupant’s death. Although this tradition continues somewhat today, there are some death clocks that weren’t stopped on purpose. Instead, they.....
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10 Historical Cases Of Forced Tattooing

History J. Raughty December 28, 2016 People have been getting tattoos for all of recorded history. We usually think of tattoos as an expression of culture and identity, but they’re not always used this way. History is full of forced...
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10 Male Sex Workers Who Made History

History Ann Feeney December 27, 2016 When we think of famous prostitutes, we usually think of women. Royal mistresses like Madame de Pompadour or Nell Gwynn, the hetaerae of the ancient world like Aspasia or Phryne, the women of the...
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10 Things You Didn’t Know About The First Christmas

Facts Edward Wright December 25, 2016 ‘Tis the season that carolers sing, decorations are hung, Nativity scenes are set up, and Christmas cards begin flooding our mailboxes, each with a different scene from “The First Noel.” You might be shocked,...
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10 Archaeological Remains That Reveal Life In Ancient Babylon

History Mark Oliver December 24, 2016 The name of Babylon, today, is used as a synonym for evil and debauchery. Our view of the ancient empire is colored by biblical history, and it’s not exactly flattering. It calls Babylon the...
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