Photo Of The Day: The Russian Doctor Who Performed Emergency Surgery On Himself

Leonid Rogozov

Russian doctor Leonid Rogozov performs surgery on his own appendix. Image Source: History Daily

Humans seem to have an innate ability to stay alive against incredible odds. History is filled with unbelievably true survival stories involving shipwrecks, cannibals, bear attacks and more (see below) — yet few survival stories match that of Leonid Rogozov, the Russian doctor who performed surgery on himself.

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What’s The Real Truth About Those Adolf Hitler Micropenis Claims?

Adolf Hitler Micropenis

Claims made by historians last year have resurfaced and reignited a media controversy about whether or not Adolf Hitler (center) had a micropenis. Image Source: Flickr

Over the past few days, you’ve likely been inundated with headlines claiming that Adolf Hitler had a micropenis. Understandably, with a story like this, the standard “news” cycle of frenzy / saturation / reaction / parody was put into hyperdrive and essentially completed within about 48 hours. But let’s not forget the most important part of that cycle: reporting what we actually know…

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Photo Of The Day: Louisiana’s P.B.S. Pinchback, America’s First African-American Governor — 150 Years Ago

P.b.s. Pinchback

P.B.S. Pinchback. Image Source: Wikimedia Commons

It only lasted 15 days. But from December 29, 1872 to January 13, 1873, P.B.S. Pinchback made history.

Somehow, amid the especially brutal racism of the Reconstruction era, and in one of the South’s most staunchly Confederate states (Louisiana), America had its first African-American governor.

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