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    A Brief History of Steam Power

    If you were asked to picture one of the earliest examples of steam power, you might imagine a steamboat or steam locomotive. But humans harnessed the energy potential of steam much earlier than you’d think. Let’s take a brief look at the history of steam power, from early experimentation to how steam is used today. […] More

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    Air Born: 4 Stories Of Babies Born On Planes

    If you’re a little bit uncomfortable with flying or the thought of giving birth, you may want to skip this article! Although rare, babies are born on planes a lot more frequently than you may think, so we thought we’d share four incredible stories of air born babies and their brave mothers: Chloe Back in […] More

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    Twins Separated After WWII Are Finally Reunited After Almost 70 Years

    [youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o0G0Eub6YmY] Two twin brothers have finally been reunited after 69 years apart. George Skrzynecky and Lucian Poznanski were born in Kassel, Germany in 1946. Their mother Elizabeth, a Polish Catholic who was sent to a forced labor camp during World War Two, gave birth to her two sons after she was liberated but was […] More

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    10 Most Incredible Abandoned Places

    Human beings are capable of so much beauty. We have created wonders of industry, art and architecture. We have overcome the most extreme conditions on the planet, and built our homes and temples everywhere around the globe. And sometimes, despite all of our hard work, we move on – leaving our creations behind. And while […] More

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    11 Most Beautiful Places in the World

    It seems silly to try to rank the most beautiful places in the world, as there are so many how could I possibly begin? Unlike a top  list based on mathematical data, my top 11 most beautiful places in the world are entirely relative to my tastes. I’m sure it seems sacrilege that I haven’t […] More

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    The Gruesome Side of Grimms’ Fairy Tales

    When some people think of fairy tales from their youth, they can count on one thing — a “happily ever after.” But fairy tales weren’t always feel-good stories. Many were downright morbid. These fairy tales of old — like those passed down by Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm — were more often cautionary tales meant to […] More

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    The Ghosts of Seal Team Six

    2100 “Buzzz” –  not the sound but a vibration. It lasted all of a second. Tapping the time piece to quell it, he swung his legs over the edge of the bunk and willed himself alert. The meeting in the operations room lasted an agonizing 40 minutes. All details had long since been burned into […] More

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    Top 5 Spec Ops Teams

      Do you remember the movie “Navy Seals?” Yea, the one with Charlie Sheen and Michael Biehn? Did you know that it grossed over 25 million at the box office? And the movie “G.I. Jane?” Over 97 million – just at the box office. We have a love affair with covert military operations. And operators. […] More

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    How to Deal With Marijuana Myths

    Have you ever been in a social gathering when the word ‘marijuana’ was mentioned? Chances are that there were a flurry of mixed reactions. And there always seems to be that one person who’s opinion is shouted above all the others. A lot of inaccurate information has been circulated since the 30’s. And most of […] More

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    Ten Early Masters of Horror Genre

    The horror genre is known for its loyal fans and artists who stick with a good scare despite the genre’s fluctuations in popularity. Over recent years we’ve seen bookstores and libraries eliminate horror sections. We’ve also seen new life breathed into the genre through film, and perhaps more so, television. Many of these modern works […] More

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    7 Jobs With the Highest Suicide Rates

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    Everyone experiences job stress, but some careers are more stressful than others. These high-stress conditions can lead to increased rates of suicide within certain professions. While there are numerous data sets available detailing how careers rank in regards to suicide rates, many careers consistently hit the top of the charts. Based on data compiled from […] More

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    Hidden History in Your Own Backyard

    No matter where you live in this world, you’re surrounded by history. Some of it’s obvious — an old castle or famous ruins and monuments for example. But some history is hidden. There might be stories swirling around you that you’ve never even heard, even if the signs have always been there, just out of […] More