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New Evidence Suggests D.B. Cooper's Tie May Help Solve a 45-Year Mystery
The infamous hijacker, parachutist, and folk hero has never been identified—but Seattle scientists might be getting closer.... READ ON
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Al Capone's Hobby: Songwriting
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Why Benjamin Franklin Hated the Letter "C"
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12 Historic Facts About Martin Luther King Jr.
In 1958, doctors told him that a single sneeze could have ended his life.... READ ON
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What Happened to the Physical Copy of the "I Have a Dream" Speech?
For two decades, it was kept inside of a Harry Truman biography for safekeeping.... READ ON
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12 Old Hat Styles Due for a Comeback
With a healthy dose of fashion and confidence, these styles could still look just as fabulous today.... READ ON
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Boston's Great Molasses Flood of 1919
On January 15, 1919, Boston suffered one of history’s strangest disasters: a devastating flood of molasses.... READ ON
Technology
A Brief History of the Wiki—and Where It Might Be Going Next
Wikis, or user-edited websites, are older than you might think—in fact, they’re practically the elders of the online world.... READ ON
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10 Facts About Benedict Arnold
That Arnold defected to the British army in 1780 is common knowledge. But before he switched allegiances, Arnold engineered some crucial victories for the colonist rebels and, by all accounts, led a pretty interesting life.... READ ON
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Lincoln Turned Down a Chance to Fill the U.S. With Elephants
We blew it.... READ ON
Big Question
Why Don’t Royals Use a Last Name?
They have one, but don't often use it.... READ ON
History
13 Amazing Things That Happened on a Friday the 13th
Leave your triskaidekaphobia at the door.... READ ON
List
35 Things Turning 35 in 2017
E.T., the CD player, Diet Coke, "Cheers," the list goes on!... READ ON
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The Near-Death Experience That Inspired the First Patented Down Jacket
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The 10 Most Important Maps in U.S. History
Without these pieces of paper, the United States we know would never have existed—or else, it would look radically different today.... READ ON
History
Here's How Kids Enjoyed Snow Days 100 Years Ago

Dock Ellis, a pitcher for the Pittsburgh Pirates in the 1970s, threw a no-hitter while under the influence of LSD. At certain points during the game, Ellis said he couldn't see the batter or the catcher, and as a result, relied on the baseball to tell him

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