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John Aaron

John Aaron Saved the Apollo 12 Mission. He was the Engineer in the Control Room of NASA that Prevented the Astronauts of Apollo 12 from Aborting the Mission Seconds After Launching.

Apollo 12 successfully launched onto the Moon on November 14, 1969. But it wasn’t without drama. That day, the weather in Cape Canaveral, Florida, was overcast with light rain and winds. However, at 11:22 AM. EST, the spacecraft carrying astronauts Pete Conrad, Dick Gordon, and Alan Bean blasted off into the clouds in what appeared …

John Aaron Saved the Apollo 12 Mission. He was the Engineer in the Control Room of NASA that Prevented the Astronauts of Apollo 12 from Aborting the Mission Seconds After Launching. Read More »

Mastodons

Thomas Jefferson Did Not Believe That Animals Went Extinct. He Believed that Mastodons, Giant Sloths, and Dinosaurs Still Existed in the United States. He Asked Lewis and Clark to Bring Back Living Mastodons.

Mastodons are extinct proboscideans from the late Miocene or late Pliocene that lived in North and Central America from the late Miocene to the end of the Pleistocene 10,000 to 11,000 years ago. Mastodons were primarily forest dwellers who lived in herds. But did you know who asked Lewis and Clark to bring back living …

Thomas Jefferson Did Not Believe That Animals Went Extinct. He Believed that Mastodons, Giant Sloths, and Dinosaurs Still Existed in the United States. He Asked Lewis and Clark to Bring Back Living Mastodons. Read More »

King James and Tobacco

King James I Strongly Objected to the Cultivation of Tobacco in British Colonies. He Claimed That it was Harmful to the Brain and Dangerous to the Lungs. This was 350 Years Before the US Reported that Smoking Had Negative Effects on Our Health.

More than 8 million people die yearly from the tobacco crisis. It is one of the most significant risks to global public health. This figure includes roughly 1.2 million fatalities from exposure to secondhand smoke. But did you know who initially objected to the use of tobacco? Before the US acknowledged that smoking severely impacts …

King James I Strongly Objected to the Cultivation of Tobacco in British Colonies. He Claimed That it was Harmful to the Brain and Dangerous to the Lungs. This was 350 Years Before the US Reported that Smoking Had Negative Effects on Our Health. Read More »

Rudolf Vrba

Rudolf Vrba and Another Man Escaped from Auschwitz. They Hid in a Hole Outside the Inner Perimeter Fence for Three Days and Got Away on the 4th Day.

Auschwitz started as a Polish army barracks in southern Poland. In September 1939, Nazi Germany invaded and occupied Poland, and by May 1940, the site had been converted into a political prison. But did you know some people escaped the concentration camp? Rudolf Vrba and another man escaped Auschwitz by noting that the search lasted …

Rudolf Vrba and Another Man Escaped from Auschwitz. They Hid in a Hole Outside the Inner Perimeter Fence for Three Days and Got Away on the 4th Day. Read More »

Claudia Octavia

Emperor Nero Divorced and Banished His Wife, Octavia, When He Got His Mistress Pregnant. This Led to a Public Outcry, So He Decided to Execute Her Instead.

Nero Claudius Caesar was one of the most infamous Roman emperors, who ruled from 54 AD until 14 years later when he committed suicide. He is best known for his debaucheries, political assassinations, persecution of Christians, and love of music, which led to the probably fictitious rumor that Nero fiddled. But did you know why …

Emperor Nero Divorced and Banished His Wife, Octavia, When He Got His Mistress Pregnant. This Led to a Public Outcry, So He Decided to Execute Her Instead. Read More »

Fundamentalism

The Term “Fundamentalism” was First Used in 1920 and was Named After a Series of 12 Evangelical Protestant Pamphlets Called “The Fundamentals: A Testimony to the Truth.

Fundamentalism is a religious reaction to modernity in some ways. Fundamentalism first emerged in American Christianity in the early twentieth century, but it later came to refer to movements in other cultures as well. But did you know when and why the term was first used? The term “fundamentalism” was coined in 1920 after 12 …

The Term “Fundamentalism” was First Used in 1920 and was Named After a Series of 12 Evangelical Protestant Pamphlets Called “The Fundamentals: A Testimony to the Truth. Read More »

Blue Hippos

There are Around 50 to 60 Blue Faience Hippopotamus Statuettes That Survived Ancient Egypt. Due to the Danger Hippos Pose in the Wild, the Legs of the Statuettes were Snapped Off Before Placing Them in Tombs to Prevent the Hippos from Eating the Souls of the Dead.

A famous statuette in Ancient Egyptian art was the blue faience hippopotamus. It was thought to have positive qualities associated with fertility and rebirth by the Ancient Egyptians. Little hippopotamus statuettes were also discovered among the objects buried in tombs. They are now found worldwide, ranging in length from 9 to 23 centimeters. But did …

There are Around 50 to 60 Blue Faience Hippopotamus Statuettes That Survived Ancient Egypt. Due to the Danger Hippos Pose in the Wild, the Legs of the Statuettes were Snapped Off Before Placing Them in Tombs to Prevent the Hippos from Eating the Souls of the Dead. Read More »

Huan Nguyen

Huan Nguyen is the Highest-Ranking US Military Officer of Vietnamese Descent. He is the Only Survivor of a Family Whose Killer was Photographed Being Shot in the Head in a Pulitzer-Winner Photograph.

The United States Armed Forces are the country’s military forces. The armed forces have six service branches: the Army, Marine Corps, Navy, Air Force, Space Force, and Coast Guard. The president of the United States is the commander-in-chief of the armed forces. It formulates military policy in collaboration with the Departments of Defense and Homeland …

Huan Nguyen is the Highest-Ranking US Military Officer of Vietnamese Descent. He is the Only Survivor of a Family Whose Killer was Photographed Being Shot in the Head in a Pulitzer-Winner Photograph. Read More »

Murray Pringle

Who is the True Heir to the Scottish Baronetcy?

A baronet holds a baronetcy, a hereditary title bestowed by the British Crown. The title of a baronet is mentioned as early as the 14th century, but it was created in its current form by James I of England in 1611 to raise funds for the crown. But who was the legitimate heir to the …

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Roland Doe

The Boy Whose Exorcism was the Inspiration Behind “The Exorcist” Grew Up to be a NASA Engineer. He Contributed to the Apollo Mission in the 1960’s.

William Friedkin’s 1973 horror film The Exorcist is a classic. The film tells the story of a young girl possessed by a demonic force. It is one of the most successful horror films of all time, and critics praised it as a truly terrifying cinematic experience. But did you know what happened to the boy …

The Boy Whose Exorcism was the Inspiration Behind “The Exorcist” Grew Up to be a NASA Engineer. He Contributed to the Apollo Mission in the 1960’s. Read More »