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In The 1950s, North Korea Built An Entire City By The Border To Perpetrate A Lie

According to North Korea, the town of Kijong-dong is a lovely little village of 200 residents, who enjoy their busy lives in the demilitarized…

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When Cuba Built Soccer Fields: Cuban Missile Crisis Caveat 3

That the U.S. spotted Soviet missiles under construction in Cuba using a U-2 spy plane, that is well known. But, we weren’t flying spy…

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Three Celebs You’d Never Know Were Once Badasses

When it comes to war, celebrities have the best excuse to not take part. They can’t afford to damage the moneymaker. A shell explosion…

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Communist North Korea: How We Got Into This Mess

In the wake of World War II, the little nation peninsula formerly occupied by Japanese troops, Korea, scrambled to find an identity. Instead of…

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The USS Beale Vs. The Soviet Submarine: Cuban Missile Crisis Caveat 2

At the time of the Missile Crisis in Cuba, there were other world events converging on that moment like a time vortex. One of…

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When The U.S.A. Lost A Spy Plane Over Soviet Airspace: Cuban Missile Crisis Caveat 1

For anyone who lived through the Cold War (and those who paid attention in history), there is only one answer to the question: What…

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Macario Garcia: The Medal Of Honor Recipient Who Taught Us About Tolerance

When, on August 23, 1945, President Harry Truman presented Staff Sergeant Macario García with the Medal of Honor, he remarked how he would rather…

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Fact or Fiction? The Mystery Of The SS Ourang Medan

The Straits of Malacca, Malaysia–Sometime between June 1947 and February 1948, the American Merchant ship, the Silver Star, received a distress signal from the…

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The Piltdown Man: That Time A Fraudster Started A Half-Century Lie

In 1953, scientists at the British Natural History Museum and the University of Oxford revealed that the skull was a clever fraud. A man,…

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That Time We Put A Cable Across The Atlantic

On August 16, 1858, President James Buchanan and Queen Victoria exchanged the first transcontinental message, a formal introduction, and some complimentary patter. That first…

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