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Category: History

Oldest ever ‘Odysseus’ shipwreck found at the bottom of the Black Sea

Posted on October 25, 2018  in History

The 75ft shipwreck, found 1.3 miles under the surface of the Black Sea, could shed new light on the ancient Greek tale of Odysseus tying himself to a mast to avoid being tempted by sirens.

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The Quest to Break America’s Most Mysterious Code—And Find $60 Million in Buried Treasure | Mental Floss

Posted on June 5, 2018  in History, Interesting

The Beale ciphers promise to change your life. Turns out, they could also ruin it.

Source: The Quest to Break America’s Most Mysterious Code—And Find $60 Million in Buried Treasure | Mental Floss

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The 1968 Book That Tried to Predict the World of 2018

Posted on January 8, 2018  in History

For every amusingly wrong prediction, there’s one unnervingly close to the mark.

Source: The 1968 Book That Tried to Predict the World of 2018

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Red Dawn in Lapland

Posted on January 8, 2018  in History

Finland shares an 833-mile border with an aggressive and unpredictable neighbor. That proximity led to a major conflict during World War II—the horrific Winter War—and even now it keeps Finns nervous about Russia’s intentions. David Wolman suited up to train with the elite soldiers who will be on the front lines if this cold feud ever gets hot.

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Under river, outside time: The Woolwich Foot Tunnel Anomaly

Posted on January 8, 2018  in History, Interesting

When the Woolwich foot tunnel closed for repairs in 2011, it should have been a routine job. The pathway had been providing pedestrians with a quick route beneath the Thames since 1912. A century o…

Source: Under river, outside time: The Woolwich Foot Tunnel Anomaly

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Detailed Military Models of WWI Trench Warfare by Andy Belsey

Posted on December 20, 2017  in History

Andy Belsey has spent over 4 years making military models that show how trench warfare impacted WWI. Check out photos of these scale model masterpieces.

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Burials Unearthed in Poland Open the Casket on The Secret Lives of Vampires

Posted on October 30, 2017  in History, Interesting

What people actually did to prevent the dead from rising again was very different than what Hollywood would have you think

Source: Burials Unearthed in Poland Open the Casket on The Secret Lives of Vampires

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Fully Functional ‘Apple I’ Computer Going Up For Auction Next Month | iPhone in Canada Blog – Canada’s #1 iPhone Resource

Posted on August 21, 2017  in Computers, History, Technology

A fully operational Apple I computer built by Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak in 1976 is going up for auction through Charitybuzz next month, with all proceeds earmarked for charity.

Source: Fully Functional ‘Apple I’ Computer Going Up For Auction Next Month | iPhone in Canada Blog – Canada’s #1 iPhone Resource

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The Art of Lobo | New Zealand | lobofactory.com

Posted on August 16, 2017  in Artists, History

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Category: History

Nazca | Julian Nott

Posted on August 10, 2017  in History, Interesting

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