10 Things You Probably Didn’t Know About Abraham Lincoln

April 15th marks 150 years since the United States lost one of its greatest sons. Abraham Lincoln’s greatest accomplishments are well-documented in history books and film, but there’s much more to the man than his stovepipe hat.

1. Before Lincoln fought the Confederacy, he was beating people up in the wrestling ring. One of his most famous matches took place in 1831 against an Illinois county champion and notorious bully named Jack Armstrong. Abe was able to defeat him with ease. In fact, of approximately 300 matches Lincoln only lost one match to a man named Hank Thompson, who Lincoln got to know while serving with the Illinois Volunteers during the Black Hawk Indian War. Such accomplishments did not go unnoticed: in 1992, Abraham Lincoln was inducted into the National Wrestling Hall of Fame.

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Laura Bridgman Paved The Way For Helen Keller, So Why Have You Never Heard Of Her?

While Helen Keller may be culturally synonymous with the success of young deafblind women at the turn of the 20th century, without a woman named Laura Bridgman, the world may never have known Keller’s story.

Bridgman was born in New Hampshire in 1829 to a poor farming family. When she was two, she developed scarlet fever. The illness was so severe that she lost all of her senses other than touch. With no vision, no hearing, no sense of smell and thus, a very depleted sense of taste, Bridgman’s sensory experience as a child was so limited that she had virtually no method of understanding, or communicating with, the world around her.

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Brazilian Street Art Turns Up In The Most Unexpected Place: Kelburn Castle In Scotland

Kelburn Graffiti Mural

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Scotland’s oldest castle is the last place you’d expect to find a massive urban mural. And that’s the point. In an effort to transport Brazil’s vibrant and colorful street art to a totally different setting, four world-renowned Brazilian artists worked alongside Scottish artists to create this awesome castle art. The result is both bizarre and breathtaking—a unique fusion of collaboration and contrast—and that’s why we’re sad to see it go.

Up Close Look at Kelburn Street Art

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