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After Fukushima Disaster 200 Aging Workers Volunteered To Clean Up So Young People Would Not Have To

After watching the news where younger workers labored to clean up the Fukushima mess, Yasuteru Yamada decided he wanted to do something. It had…

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In 1971 Juliane Koepcke Fell 10,000 Feet To The Amazon And Lived

When 17-year-old Juliane Koepcke awoke on the floor of the Peruvian rainforest, she was still in her assigned plane seat but unfastened from her…

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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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The Ancient Underground City Of Derinkuyu Goes 18-Stories Deep But It’s Not Alone

Until 2013, the story of Derinkuyu held the title for the most complex ancient underground city. In that discovery, a man in Turkey unearthed a…

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Starting With Only $500 In 1947 Abdul Sattar Edhi Changed A Nation

A philanthropist in an unlikely place, Abdul Sattar Edhi dedicated much of his life to saving the people of Pakistan, starting with the babies.…

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That Time Argentina Saved Penguins With Landmines

When the Argentinian government wanted to keep Great Britain off the Falkland Islands, during the Falklands War of 1982, they (unsuccessfully) used landmines. It didn’t…

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5 Historic Island Castaways Who Survived To Tell Their Tales

Last week the BBC announced that a helicopter spotted two boats of castaways in the Marshall Islands. One was a boat of three fishermen.…

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On This Day, February 13th

1. 1965: President Lyndon B. Johnson approves Operation Rolling Thunder It was on this date in 1965 that President Lyndon B. Johnson approved a…

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For A Year During WWII Japan Attacked Us With Balloons Made By Children

It was an otherwise normal day on May 5th, 1945 in Bly, Oregon. Archie Mitchell the pastor for the Bly Christian and Missionary Alliance…

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