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Some conspiracy theories never die. Despite proven facts to the contrary, certain people choose to believe that something sinister must be behind the worlds most tragic events. On this list are examples of lasting conspiracy theories about infamous traged...
11 Discontinued Starbucks Drinks
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The Ishtar Gate was the most famous part of the walls of Babylon. They were built by the order of the Babylonian king Nebuchadnezzar II around 605-562 BC. The gate was located in the northern part of the city and was the main entrance of the city. It was ...
10 Milestone Moments That Turned into Tragedy
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No matter whether its a first birthday, the first day of school, getting your drivers license, or getting married, milestone moments are such an important part of lifes journey. They are often the most recalled memories when we look back, and they are the...
Top Ten Lesser-Known Tragic Disasters
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Most people know the history of certain natural and man-made disasters such as Chernobyl, Hurricane Katrina, and the Great Fire of London in 1666. Every day, the news covers various disastersfires, earthquakes, fires, and oil spillswhere thousands of peop...
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Watch the new 'House of the Dragon' Teaser Trailer
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HBO just dropped a new teaser trailer for House of the Dragon, its follow up to Game of Thrones. And this time, it brought the dragons.House of the Dragon takes place some 200 years before Game of Thrones. The Targaryens are at the height of their power, ...
10 Tragic Elevator Accidents
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10 Biblical Figures Who Teach Outrageous Morals
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Theres a reason the Bible is the best selling book in the world, and its not necessarily what you might think. A light in the lives of many, a moral compass to others, and a sweeping storybook no matter what you believe, the Bible has transcended generati...
The San Francisco Earthquake, The Irish Famine, the sinking of the Titanic, the Black Deathhistory is full of colossal, pointless tragedies that sprang from nowhere and killed an extraordinary number of people. But not all of historys great disasters have...
10 Courageous Nazi Hunters
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10 Tragic Cross-Cultural First Encounters
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First encounter stories are generally fascinating and frequently bloody. They can involve explorers or missionaries discovering new lands or foreign military expeditions pushing into new territories in order to gain resources, wealth, and power. However, ...
10 Outrageous Claims Made By The Temperance Movement
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In the mid-1800s, the Temperance movement was gaining strength and momentum in the United States. The Anti-Saloon League, the Womens Christian Temperance Union, and the Ku Klux Klan were all outspoken driving forces behind lobbying for outlawing the sale,...
10 Tragic Stories About America’s Deadliest Disaster
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The United States has seen its fair share of natural disasters. Earthquakes, twisters, and flash floods have killed thousands, but no single event has been as deadly as the Galveston Storm of 1900. This Category 4 hurricane caused nearly $30 million of da...
10 Tragic Episodes From America’s Forgotten War
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The Philippine-American War is largely forgotten by the public. It has been called Americas First Vietnam, where she first embarked on conquest, becoming just another imperialistic nation at the opening of the 20th century. From the moment Admiral George ...
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10 Most Outrageous Things Benjamin Franklin Ever Did
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Some call him The Newton of Electricity, and others call him The First American. Whatever the nickname, we can all agree Benjamin Franklin was one of a kind. After all, he invented his own alphabet, was a chess master, and theres even a psychological effe...