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The dangerous playgrounds of 1900s through vintage photographs - Rare Historical Photos
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If it seems like today’s kids have gotten “softer” compared to the kids decades ago, perhaps it’s because playgrounds have gotten softer as well.

Rulers of Evil’ by F. Tupper Saussy - Introduction - Read by Jorg [36.36]
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Rulers of Evil’ by F. Tupper Saussy - Introduction - Read by Jorg [36.36] https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=reDZ_0uRiC8&list=PLLwcrpIAcjm9FzL2wbP9LD2LpkhTs0i1w&index=3 Playlist: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLf8pXpMRcLXvrorWm9Pf_3oLlnk5vwavJ Download the book here: https://archive.org/details/rulersofevilf.tuppersaussy joggler https://archive.org/details/%40joggler?&sort=-publicdate&page=2

A 2000-year-old postcard
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Sending greetings to friends and family from places we visit has always been popular. Whether we text, call or just post something on social media, we love to let others know about where we travel and what we see there. Although we may associate tourism with modern or postmodern society,...

CRT Manufacturing
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This January 4, 1954 Oregonian article features the construction of the new CRT building.

The jerrycan design goes back over 80 years, and it’s showing no signs of retirement
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Now and again, an invention becomes so ubiquitous that it becomes practically invisible. Really, when's the last time you thought about the jerrycan?

When Cigarette Companies Used Doctors to Push Smoking
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Before studies showed that cigarettes caused cancer, tobacco companies recruited the medical community for their ads.

Monumental Record
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Recently discovered papyri give unprecedented insight into the lives of the workers building the Great Pyramid of Giza.

How the Ancient Romans Went to the Bathroom
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A new book by journalist Lina Zeldovich traces the management of human waste—and underscores poop's potential as a valuable resource

Back when it was normal to advertise cocaine gadgets in magazines, 1970-1980 - Rare Historical Photos
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These vintage ads for cocaine and cocaine paraphernalia show how crazy and disturbing the 1970s were. Cocaine accessories ads on magazines!

The Greatest Unsolved Heist in Irish History
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Scandal, conspiracy, and cover-ups in the theft of the "Irish Crown Jewels" from Dublin Castle.

Grace O'Malley
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Grace O'Malley (l. c. 1530-1603) was an Irish chieftain and seafarer who became famous as a pirate and rebel during the reign of Queen Elizabeth I of England (1558-1603) who was trying to increase her...

Egypt: The recovery and study of ancient Egypt
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European interest in ancient Egypt was strong in Roman times and revived in the Renaissance,when the wealth of Egyptian remains in the city of Rome

Gunpowder Plot
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The 1605 Gunpowder Plot was a failed attempt by pro-Catholic conspirators to blow up the English Parliament on 5 November and kill King James I of England (r. 1603-1625) and the entire nobility along...

Video: Love behavior in ancient Egyptian life: Episode 2
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Love and sex in ancient Egypt had rituals and a way of dealing that differed greatly from other civilizations, where we find that the practice

The untold story of the world’s biggest nuclear bomb - Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists
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The secret history of the world’s largest nuclear detonation is coming to light after 60 years. The United States dismissed the gigantic Tsar Bomba as a stunt, but behind the scenes was working to build a “superbomb” of its own.

The Secret History of Lead
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Research support was provided by the Investigative Fund of The Nation Institute. Follow-ups: "Amplification," June 19, 2000 and letters exchanges: "Lead--Balloons and Bouquets," May 15, and "Lead-Letter Office," July 3, 2000.

Human History Gets a Rewrite
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A brilliant new account upends bedrock assumptions about 30,000 years of change.

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