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Odd History & Mysteries

Odd History & Mysteries

Are you a history buff? Do you love a good mystery? History is filled with all sorts of unexplained, mind-boggling curiosities and events. If you like a good slice of the unsolved past then delve into this category to read all about history’s oddest moments as well as head scratching, curious mysteries.

Shirley Temple (1929-2014)

Shirley Temple (1929-2014)

America’s Little Darling Dies at 85
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Ripley's & the Assassination of JFK

Ripley’s & the Assassination of JFK

Commemorating an American Hero
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Bob Ripley owes Ted Rosen $50

Bob Ripley owes Ted Rosen $50

The Indestructible Man Ted Rosen is a successful lawyer, loving father, caring husband, and military hero.  In 1945 Robert Ripley himself dubbed Ted as “The Indestructible Man”, and Ted claims Ripley still owes him $50 because of it!
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Michigan Boys Find 13,000-Year-Old Mastodon Bone

Michigan Boys Find 13,000-Year-Old Mastodon Bone

Prehistoric Dig When Andrew Gainariu and Eric Stamatin from Michigan went crayfishing in the Clinton River in June they caught a lot more then crayfish.
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The Turtle Boat

The Turtle Boat

The First Ironclad Warship Ever Built Invented in 1591 by Li Soon Sin, the Turtle ship, also known as Geobukseon or Kobukson, was a type of large warship belonging to the Panokseon class in Korea that was used intermittently by the Royal Korean Navy during the Joseon Dynasty from the […]
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So much time, so many bones

So much time, so many bones

Who can’t appreciate a well crafted and detailed scale model of a car, boat or ship? But how to satisfy the hobbyist in you when there isn’t a craft store for miles and you happen to be a prisoner of war? Curious yet? Read on … Left alone for years […]
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Oxford University's Hunt for the Yeti

Oxford University’s Hunt for the Yeti

Good news for Myth-enthusiasts and others alike – Oxford University scientists have announced that they’re on the hunt for the elusive Yeti! And they’re serious about it too! Using the latest in DNA analyses researchers now have the ability to take a serious look at remains claimed to belong to […]
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George P. Burdell: Georgia Tech's most accomplished ficticious Alum!

George P. Burdell: Georgia Tech’s most accomplished ficticious Alum!

As all enduring legends go, the stories and mysteries that recount the life of renowned fictitious Georgia Tech Alum George P. Burdell stem from a real life creator; student, William Edgar “Ed” Smith. In 1927 Ed Smith was accidentally sent two registration forms for his enrollment at Georgia Tech in […]
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Burned at the Stake: A Retrial for a "Witch"

Burned at the Stake: A Retrial for a “Witch”

It was 385 years ago when Katharina Henot went from running the local postal office and attending local parties to being tried, convicted and burned alive at the stake for being a witch. Just recently, the same governing body that convicted her is re-opening her case and conducting a re-trial. […]
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Teddy Roosevelt Can Take A Bullet!

Teddy Roosevelt Can Take A Bullet!

While greeting the public in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, former President Theodore Roosevelt was shot by disgruntled saloon-keeper John Schrank. The progressive party candidate, was on his way to give a speech in front of the Gilpatrick Hotel when Schrank pulled the trigger and failed to mortally wound the former President with […]
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