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10 Amazing History Stories (Part-2)

10 Amazing History Stories (Part-2)

Noreen October 11, 2012 0

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The Female Prostitute That Rose to Become One of the Most Powerful Pirates in History and Whose Armada Took on the Chinese, British, and Portuguese Navies… and Won

The Female Prostitute That Rose to Become One of the Most Powerful Pirates in History and Whose Armada Took on the Chinese, British, and Portuguese Navies… and Won

Daven Hiskey June 13, 2012 14

Today I found out about the prostitute that rose to command a huge armada that controlled the South Chinese Sea and the Guangdong province. While female pirates weren’t uncommon off the coast of Asia

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The “Fish and Chips” Combo Originated in Britain Around the Mid-19th Century

The “Fish and Chips” Combo Originated in Britain Around the Mid-19th Century

Daven Hiskey June 8, 2012 0

The now common “Fish and Chips” combo originated in Britain around 1860.  For nearly 200 years before that, fish vendors had been serving fried fish on the streets of Britain.  Sometime around the mid-19th

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Why Do Men’s Bike Frames Have the Top Crossbar Horizontal, But Women’s are Slanted?

Why Do Men’s Bike Frames Have the Top Crossbar Horizontal, But Women’s are Slanted?

Daven Hiskey May 4, 2012 2

Mary asks: Why do men’s bike frames have the top bar horizontal, while women’s bike frames have it slanted?  Seems more hazardous for men to have it horizontal… I think I speak for all

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The Pyramids of Giza were Likely Not Built by Slaves

The Pyramids of Giza were Likely Not Built by Slaves

Daven Hiskey April 30, 2012 0

Myth: slaves likely built the pyramids of Giza.  In fact, it is no longer thought that the pyramids of Giza were built by slaves.  Archeological evidence shows that the worker’s town comprised of whole

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Mississippi Didn’t Officially Outlaw Slavery Until 1995

Mississippi Didn’t Officially Outlaw Slavery Until 1995

Daven Hiskey April 18, 2012 13

Today I found out Mississippi didn’t officially outlaw slavery until 1995. While the Thirteenth Amendment was set into law, thus outlawing slavery anywhere in the United States, on December 6, 1865 when it secured

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The Tunguska Event, a 1908 Explosion Estimated at 1000 Times More Powerful Than the Atomic Bomb Dropped on Hiroshima

The Tunguska Event, a 1908 Explosion Estimated at 1000 Times More Powerful Than the Atomic Bomb Dropped on Hiroshima

Daven Hiskey November 1, 2011 7

Today I found out about the Tunguska Event, which was a 1908 explosion estimated to have been nearly 1000 times more powerful than the atomic bomb dropped on Hiroshima in 1945 and about 1/3

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The 1904 World’s Fair

The 1904 World’s Fair

Daven Hiskey September 30, 2011 0

##EMBED## The 1904 St. Louis World’s Fair not only made Dr Pepper a national hit, but also was responsible for hamburgers, hot dog buns, and ice cream cones becoming national favorites. Sources and other

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There Once was a Man Hit on the Head By A Falling Baby, Twice!

There Once was a Man Hit on the Head By A Falling Baby, Twice!

Scott September 27, 2011 1

Today I found out there once was a man was hit on the head by a falling baby… twice! According to Time Magazine (Miscellany, Oct. 17, 1938), the year of the first event was

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The First Humanoid Robot

The First Humanoid Robot

Daven Hiskey September 22, 2011 1

##EMBED## Click Here to Learn About Early Robots Text Version Leonardo Divinci designed and built the first known humanoid robot around 1495.  This robot was an armored knight that could sit up, wave its

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