How A Sexy German Cartoon Gave Birth To The Barbie Doll

Meet Lilli, the dirty little secret Barbie creators hoped everyone would forget.

Barbie Doll Bild Lilli

Wikimedia CommonsThe original Barbie (left), compared with Bild Lilli.

The Barbie doll has long been the symbol of the all-American woman. She’s known as much for her good looks and her extensive wardrobe as she is her impressive list of careers. Yet Barbie’s origins aren’t as innocent — or American — as you might think.

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The Atomic Bombing Of Nagaski Almost Didn’t Happen

The Nagasaki bombing, one of the most devastating acts in the history of war, nearly didn’t transpire. Here’s how and why it did.

Atomic Cloud

Wikimedia CommonsThe atomic cloud after the Nagasaki bombing on August 9, 1945.

Seventy-one years ago, the United States military dropped an atomic bomb on the city of Nagasaki, Japan. This was the second atomic bomb dropped on the country in a matter of days, and the destruction it wrought still haunts the world today.

But it almost didn’t happen.

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