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Tug Of War And Other Forgotten Olympic Events Of Decades Past

Tug Of War And Other Forgotten Olympic Events Of Decades Past

When the Olympics gave out gold medals in literature and pigeon racing.
Someone Invented Recorded Sound Before Thomas Edison — We Just Didn’t Understand What It Was

Someone Invented Recorded Sound Before Thomas Edison — We Just Didn’t Understand What It Was

Thomas Edison was long credited as the inventor of recorded sound — that is, until a 2008 discovery.
Inside Russia’s Closed Cities

Inside Russia’s Closed Cities

These forbidden cities, and the people inside, were kept secret for decades.
The Five Most Important Battles Of Ancient Greece

The Five Most Important Battles Of Ancient Greece

From the 300 Spartans to the original Marathon, we have good reason to remember these battles more than 2,000 years later.
Prehistoric Baby Bird Found Incredibly Well-Preserved In Amber

Prehistoric Baby Bird Found Incredibly Well-Preserved In Amber

A baby bird from the Cretaceous period has been preserved for tens of millions of years.
The Five Most Influential Alchemists In History

The Five Most Influential Alchemists In History

The prospect of magically changing the world around us resonated with many well-respected scientists throughout the ages.
More Human Remains Found In Civil War Confederate Submarine

More Human Remains Found In Civil War Confederate Submarine

New discoveries add clarity to how the legendary submarine functioned.
This Week In History, June 4 – June 10

This Week In History, June 4 – June 10

Mummy DNA uncovered, dinosaur-era bird found, ancient Roman cat pawprint discovered, oldest homo sapiens fossil unearthed, Van Gogh paintings made into film.
Six Of The Craziest And Most Terrifying Gods Ever Described

Six Of The Craziest And Most Terrifying Gods Ever Described

Tales of sex, violence, betrayal, incest, and more violence.
Oldest-Known Homo Sapiens Fossils Found in Morocco

Oldest-Known Homo Sapiens Fossils Found in Morocco

The "cradle of mankind" is bigger than researchers thought.
30 “Persuasive” Maps That Attempted To Change History

30 “Persuasive” Maps That Attempted To Change History

These examples of "persuasive cartography" are as eye-catching as they are manipulative.