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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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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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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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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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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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