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The Great Astronomy Hoax of 1835

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On August 25, 1835, readers of the New York newspaper The Sun were enthralled by reports of life on the moon. An astronomer who had built a huge telescope reported lunar bison, moonscape meadows, and bipedal beavers. Readers ate it up, boosting The Sun's circulation—too bad it was a hoax.

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The Biggest Thing to Happen in the East Room of the White House
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The East Room of the White House has been the location of many important events, but nothing will ever be as big as this one.

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Advice from the CIA's 'Simple Sabotage Field Manual'
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During WWII, the CIA published The Simple Sabotage Field Manual, which provided a number of ways to quietly disrupt the system.

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