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October 17, 1814: the London Beer Flood killed eight people. From 1865: Mark Twain's proposal for climate control. Inside Notre Dame: a blow-by-blow account of the restoration process. Here, on one sheet of paper, ...
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For Firefly fans -- today is Unification Day. Who Invented Rock, Paper, Scissors and What's the Best Way to Win Consistently? Tunnel Of Samos - how did the ancient Greeks dig a 4000-foot tunnel from both ends ...
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September 13–14 is the the anniversary of the 1814 battle of Baltimore, inspiration for the Star-Spangled Banner. The code breakers of Renaissance Venice. The History of Tater Tots. September 14, 1861 was the Night of ...
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The Battle of Borodino, on which War and Peace and the 1812 Overture are based, took place on September 7, 1812. How to Fight Multiple Assailants. What Did People First Think When They Found Dinosaur Bones? It's the anniversary ...
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August 29th, 2:14 AM: Skynet Becomes Self-aware Extreme Ironing: The Insane Sport You Probably Never Knew About Fishing With Sulphuric Fire From 1921, here's the Intelligence Test That Thomas Edison Gave to Job Seekers Harris’s List: ...
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August 23rd is Gene Kelly's birthday: here's a brief bio and the famous Singin' In The Rain dance. Related, this excellent compilation of Rita Hayworth's dancing, set to Stayin' Alive 8 Unexpected Signs You're Smarter Than Average. Why We ...
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August 21st is Dorothy Parker's birthday: quotes, poems, a brief bio, and the weird journey of her ashes How Not to Get Eaten After Sex (If You're a Black Widow) This 1960s Comic Strip ...