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10 Astounding Actions Earning A Medal of Honor

10 Astounding Actions Earning A Medal of Honor

The Medal of Honor is the highest military decoration awarded by the United States government. It is bestowed on a member of the United States armed forces who distinguishes himself “conspicuously by gallantry and intrepidity at the risk of his life above and beyond the call of duty while engaged in an action against an […]

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10 Fascinating Last Pictures Taken

10 Fascinating Last Pictures Taken

The words “Last picture taken” before his or her death conjure up many emotions, whether in front of the camera or behind it. This list consists of 10 last time stamps in history taken of and by some fascinating individuals. If anyone has new or conflicting information concerning the photos or information in this list […]

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Top 10 Intriguing Riddles From History

Top 10 Intriguing Riddles From History

The riddle, in one form or another, has been around for centuries. Some of them rhyme, while others are just a few words. Collected below are 10 of the best, most popular, beloved, and challenging riddles from history. 10The Riddles Of GestumblindiScandinavia Norse mythology has given the world the Mighty Thor, but it also provides […]

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10 Of The Strangest Moments In The History Of War

10 Of The Strangest Moments In The History Of War

Most historical wars are odd by nature. Blowing up, shooting, and torturing thousands of people seems downright bizarre when you consider that it was usually all caused by the actions of a small group of power-crazed individuals. On a brighter note, war has led to some of the strangest and most interesting stories in history. […]

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10 Mad Tales From The Life Of Germany’s Last Emperor

10 Mad Tales From The Life Of Germany’s Last Emperor

Some consider him Adolf Hitler’s spiritual twin. But history’s judgment of Kaiser Wilhelm II, the last German emperor, is ambivalent. Pompous and bellicose, Wilhelm was a fascinating and contradictory character. His constant saber-rattling and glorification of war kept Europeans on the edge of their seats. Obsessed with all things military, and hungering for Germany’s “place […]

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10 Astonishing Desert Survival Tales

10 Astonishing Desert Survival Tales

Deserts—the hot, non-polar sort—are among the harshest places on earth. The temperatures there can change from blisteringly hot to freezing cold within a few hours. With sparse plant and animal life, and by definition very little water, a desert can easily become a graveyard. There are a dozen things that can kill you in the […]

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10 Battles Won By Sneaky Espionage

10 Battles Won By Sneaky Espionage

In a pitched battle, armies simply throw themselves at each other on open ground and then flee at their earliest convenience. But with reliable intelligence, one side can dictate where and when the fight will come and how best to win it. This is why George Washington famously said, “There is one evil I dread, […]

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10 Heroic Last Stands from Military History

10 Heroic Last Stands from Military History

To me, the “heroic last stand” is one of the most awesome of all the awesome footnotes of history. Sure, not all of them work out this way, but I can almost see the noble bunch of heroes looking at one another and saying, “This is it, gentlemen, we are royally screwed, surrounded, and the […]

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10 Famous Boycotts

10 Famous Boycotts

When Irish land agent Charles Boycott had to evict nonpaying tenants, he found himself an economic and social pariah. His employees stopped working in the fields, the stables, even in his own house. Local businessmen wouldn’t take his money, and the postman refused to deliver his mail. Boycott imported labor to tend the crops, but […]

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10 Decades of the 20th Century

10 Decades of the 20th Century

We have now moved in to the 21st century, but for virtually everyone reading here, the 20th century was our century. In this post I am taking images of 4 significant events for each decade of the 20th century. A picture paints a thousand words, so here they are: The 1900s 1901 Australia Federates 1903 […]

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