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    Abraham Lincoln's Invention

    On May 22, 1849, the future U.S. President Abraham Lincoln was issued a patent for an invention designed to lift boats over shoals and other obstructions in a river. To this day, Lincoln's invention remains the only United States patent ever registered to a President of the United States.
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    The Mysterious Death of Roger Craig

    On May 15, 1975, former Dallas, TX police officer Roger D. Craig died, with his death being ruled a suicide. Craig, who was on duty on the day of the JFK assassination, often publicly recounted several events from that day which would conflict with the "official story" as described by the Warren...
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    Germany's Unconditional Surrender

    On May 7, 1945, General Alfred Jodl signed the terms of unconditional surrender in Reims, France. This unconditional surrender ended Germany's role in the Second World War. The document took effect the next day. General Alfred Jodl was tried and convicted of war crimes at the Nuremberg Trials...
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    Birth of the Bavarian Illuminati

    On May 1, 1776, Jewish-born Adam Weishaupt, who later converted to Catholicism and was taught by the Jesuits, established the Bavarian Order of Illuminati in Ingolstadt, Bavaria. After Pope Clement XIV had suppressed the Society of Jesus in 1773, Weishaupt became a professor of canon law. The...
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    I, Pet Goat II

    This short 3D animated film tells the story about the fire at the heart of suffering. Since its initial publication in 2012, it has been one of the most discussed short films in conspiracy theory circles. Bringing together dancers, musicians, visual artists and 3D animators, the film takes a...
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    Dramatic Footage from the 2019 Nebraska Floods

    This is footage from the aftermath of the worst flooding Nebraska has seen in 50 years. Back in March, a "bomb cyclone" hit the Midwestern United States, which resulted in massive flooding, killing many people and animals, and destroying hundreds of homes. Losses are said to be running into the...
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    What Causes Halos Around the Sun?

    There seems to be more and more sightings of this strange phenomenon. The question is, what is causing it, and is it natural? A few years ago, a ring around the sun actually sparked fear among many people in Mexico. People have even called 911 to report this strange occurrence. Sometimes at...
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    Where Did Daylight Savings Time Come From?

    On March 31, 1918, daylight saving time was put into effect for the first time in the United States. Daylight savings time is the practice of moving clocks during the summer months ahead by one hour so that evening daylight lasts an hour longer. Benjamin Franklin proposed a form of daylight...
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    Exxon Valdez Oil Spill

    On March 24, 1989, Exxon Valdez, an oil tanker owned by the Exxon shipping company, was en route to Long Beach, California. When the tanker was near Prince Wiliam Sound, just off the south coast of Alaska, it struck Bligh Reef, causing the tanker to release almost 11 million gallons of oil into...
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    The Fukushima Daiichi Disaster

    On March 11, 2011, the powerful Tōhoku earthquake hit Honshu, the main island of Japan. Immediately following the earthquake, the reactors at the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant automatically shut down. However, this unusually strong earthquake triggered a subsequent tsunami which disabled...
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    Science Agrees: Music Really Is Getting Worse

    Why is music so bad today? Are we just getting old? Remember when our parents told us that the music we listened to was horrible? Is this just a case of us turning into our parents, or is something else going on? The 20th century was a period of constant innovation and development in popular...
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    "Stars and Bars"

    On March 4, 1861, the Confederate States of America adopted its first national flag, often referred to as the "Stars and Bars." The design and layout of this first flag was very different from the more familiar "Stainless Banner," which is most commonly recognized as the Confederate flag today...