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Science
As Bombs Fell on Paris, Marie Curie Went to War
First, Marie Curie tried to donate her Nobel Prize medals. When bank officials refused to melt them down, she donated her prize money to purchase war bonds instead.... READ ON
History
Black Sunday: The Storm That Gave Us the Dust Bowl
Weird
The Mysterious Disappearance and Reappearance of Roger Tichborne
In 1854, wealthy heir Roger Tichborne was presumed dead in shipwreck. In 1865, he reappeared—but was it really him? More than 100 years later, we still don't know.... READ ON
News
CIA Publishes Nearly 13 Million Declassified Records Online
The online collection is called the CIA Records Search Tool, or CREST.... READ ON
History
Emperor Augustus’s Mausoleum in Rome Set for Restoration
The long-overdue restoration will be completed with a donation from an Italian telecommunications company.... READ ON
History
9 Handy Facts About the History of Handwriting
Even handwriting scholars can't read all scripts.... READ ON
History
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
History
Al Capone's Hobby: Songwriting
History
Why Benjamin Franklin Hated the Letter "C"
History
12 Historic Facts About Martin Luther King Jr.
In 1958, doctors told him that a single sneeze could have ended his life.... READ ON
History
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
List
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
History
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
History
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
History
Lincoln Turned Down a Chance to Fill the U.S. With Elephants
We blew it.... READ ON

The popular dice game known as Yahtzee was created by a Canadian couple who played it aboard their yacht — hence the name.

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