How War Changed Abraham Lincoln

First And Last Portrait Abraham Lincoln President

Beginning his term as president three months after South Carolina became the first state to secede from the Union, it is impossible to know if Abraham Lincoln could foresee the pure carnage that awaited him and the nation. Over 600,000 deaths later, the war’s effects are plainly seen on Lincoln’s face.

We’ll Miss You, Joan Rivers

Comedian Joan Rivers passed away yesterday after complications that arose during a medical procedure. Never one to mince her words or hold her punches, she will be sorely missed. In honor of Joan’s wry, unapologetic sense of humor, here are some wholly inappropriate quotes, and some of her best stand-up routines.

We Miss You Joan Rivers Quote

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The History That Sits Atop Turkey’s Mount Nemrut

Mount Nemrut

Located in southeastern Turkey is Mount Nemrut, the 7,000 feet tall mountain that plays host to a number of centuries-old statues. For decades ancient kings flocked to the summit and erected numerous sanctuaries and tombs there, and given Turkey’s rocky past, it’s a wonder that the statues are still intact.

4 Beautiful, Bizarre, And Disturbing Earth Origin Stories

For most of our existence, humans have used myths to demystify the world and our place in it. We created stories to explain where babies come from and where the sun goes at night and everything in-between. Up until the Enlightenment, when we began using science to understand the universe, these stories were all we had to make sense of things. Here is a collection of some of the most fascinating, creative, and even unpleasant stories that explained the origins of the earth before science could.

Norse Mythology: Odin and Ymir

Origin Stories Ymir Norse

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Nordic people populate the modern day nations of Finland, Iceland, Sweden, Norway, and Denmark. Besides minimalistic contemporary design and tall blondes, these countries are best known for long, dark winters, snow, and alcoholism. That might explain why their origin story involves so much murder and ice.

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