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24 Heartbreaking Photos Of What Child Labor In The U.S Once Looked Like

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Did you know that children as young as 14 can apply for their working permits in the U.S.? Any child worker under the recommended age is considered illegal and goes against the U.S.’s strict child labor laws. Despite these regulations, it might surprise you to learn that over 200 million children around the world, under […]

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5 Recognizable Things In History That Almost Everyone Gets Completely Wrong

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When we were high school or college students, if we were told a fact or historical anecdote by our teacher, odds are, we believed them. After all, why would they tell us a lie? We never questioned the legitimacy of those “facts.” But apparently, we totally should have. You see, if something is repeated numerous […]

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These 25 Insanely Embarrassing Mistakes In History Will Leave You Scratching Your Head.

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They say history repeats itself. Which means that all of the glorious bravery and stories are constantly serving as examples. It’s why it’s important to learn from history, as they help us navigate our lives, and our civilization. But history also has a darker side… it shows us the mistakes that don’t bear repeating. Those horrible decisions, those […]

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What Scientists Found In A Mug From Auschwitz Will Break Your Heart

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When the staff at the Auschwitz Museum in Poland were handling an old cup taken by the Nazis during World War II, they discovered something heartbreaking inside. Although they believed that they’d found all the hidden gems among the 12,000 items collected from the camp, they recently made a powerful discovery. Seventy years later, they […]

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As It Turns Out, Unicorns May Have Actually Walked The Earth Alongside Humans

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It’s often hard to form clear mental pictures of animals — both mythological and otherwise — from Earth’s distant past, but the unicorn definitely bucks the trend. We have no trouble picturing horned white horses with flowing manes galloping across lush, green landscapes. Sadly, these stunning creatures live and die in the mind’s eye…or do […]

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A Hidden Chemistry Lab Was Found During A Rotunda Renovation At The University Of Virginia

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The famous Rotunda the center of the University of Virginia is an important part of history. Thomas Jefferson built it as a library at the center of his small university. Since then, it has been transformed into the central focus of the school…but not after being used as a chem lab. (Yep.) Renovations on the […]

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Here Are 18 Beauty Ads From The Past That Would Result In Mass Protests Today. #5 Is Crazy

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Throughout history, a lot have things have changed in our society. Groups of people have gained rights and, in general, we are more open minded and progressive. There was a time, however, when advertisements were a little more aggressive than they are today. Modern advertisements still pressure men and women to look a certain way, […]

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The Camera Of A Soldier That Died In A 1944 Battle Was Just Found. Wait Til You See What Was On It.

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Captain Mark D. Anderson of the United States Navy and historian Jean Muller were searching for artifacts from The Battle of the Bulge in the mountainsides of Luxembourg when their metal detector alerted them to something just under their feet. Below Anderson and Muller was a foxhole that was dug during the crucial World War […]

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This Is What The First Photographs Of Snowflakes Looked Like

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Gorgeous photomicrographs from 1890. 1. Wilson A. Bentley is the guy you can thank for the phrase “special snowflake.” View this image › library.ssec.wisc.edu The self-educated farmer was born in Jericho, Vermont in 1865 and had a lifelong love of snow. According to the Jericho Historical Society, he spent more than a year experimenting with […]

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Kanye West Lyrics Perfectly Describe The Story Of Julius Caesar And Cleopatra

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Shakespeare would either be proud or he’s rolling in his grave. This is a continuation of history and lyrical poetry. 1. Julius Caesar on meeting Cleopatra for the first time: View this image › Jean-Léon Gérôme / Via upload.wikimedia.org 2. Caesar restores Cleopatra to the throne: View this image › Pietro da Cortona / Via […]

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