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5 Places We Almost Nuked During The Cold War

There were thousands of sites once targeted by the United States, if not by actual nukes by those who controlled said nukes. Most of…

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Cold War Spy Game; The Curious Mystery Of The Hollow Nickel

When 14-year-old Jimmy Bozart of Brooklyn, New York, collected money for his paper route, one coin felt suspiciously light. Bozart discovered the nickel housed…

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Cheating Death; Hero Jack Lucas Survived Jumping On 2 Grenades And A Total Parachute Failure

When his gun jammed shortly after arriving on Iwo Jima, Private Jacklyn H. Lucas looked down to unjam it. That was when he noticed…

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Exposed To Mustard Gas In WWI Sergeant Stubby Developed Superpowers Then Served In 17 Battles

Long before the Taco Bell dog said “Yo quiero Taco Bell,” before Mr. Ed graced primetime, and before Staff Sergeant Reckless walked through 35…

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All The Biggest Walls Humans Have Built Throughout History

Over the weekend, a congressman from Mexico scaled the wall between the United States and Mexico near the coast in California. He sat up…

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5 Ways The Cold War Shaped The Space Race

When WWII ended, the Cold War began. It’s also the unofficial start of the space race, only nobody knew it yet. The Cold War…

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Tibor Rubin Survived Nazi Internment, Institutional Racism, A Korean War Camp, Plus 55 Years For His Medal Of Honor

September 23, 2005: President George W. Bush awarded Tibor Rubin with the Medal of Honor. It had been 55 years since he earned the…

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Lieutenant Dieter Dengler Was The Only American To Ever Break Out Of A Laotian War Camp And Live

In June of 1966, rescue crews picked up Dieter Dengler from the jungles of Laos. He’d been imprisoned since February when his plane went…

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10 Heartwarming Images Of U.S. Presidents Demonstrating Affection Just Because

There was a time in history when affection was a tough bit of vulnerability to wrangle from men, not just from presidents, but from…

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Florida’s 16th Century Spanish Colonists; Archeologists Found #3 of 6 Spanish Colonist Shipwrecks

Last month archeologists confirmed another sunken Spanish galleon off the coast of Pensacola, Florida. It’s the third one they’ve found from the same fleet.…

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