The Halifax Explosion: 33 Photos Of History’s Worst Explosion Before Nuclear Weapons

“Hold up the train. Ammunition ship afire in harbor making for Pier 6 and will explode.” These were the last words of Vince Coleman, the train dispatcher who met...

4 Bizarre Items You Won’t Believe Were Once Used As Currency

When we think of currency today, the first thing that comes to mind is paper, coin, or credit, but the value of money is of course relative...

Pre-Human Fossils Suggest Mankind Emerged From Europe Rather Than Africa

When an ancient, toothy lower jaw was found in 1944 in Pyrgos Vassilissis, Greece, few paid much attention to the fossil. World War II was still underway,...

Meet The Inca Ice Maiden, Perhaps The Best-Preserved Mummy In Human History

The must-see attraction for visitors to Museo Santuarios Andinos (Museum of Andean Sanctuaries) in Arequipa, Peru is without a doubt the Mummy Juanita, one of the world’s...

25 Heartbreaking Wartime Goodbyes Of Decades Past

Saying goodbye to your loved one is difficult at the best of times, but saying goodbye when one has to go fight in a war can be...

Ancient Babylonian Tablet Identified as the World’s Oldest Trigonometry Table

Plimpton 322, a 3,700-year-old Babylonian clay tablet, was shrouded in mystery after it surfaced in the early 1900s. Scavengers likely found the tablet in what is now...

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