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8 Surprising Historical Facts That Will Change Your Concept Of Time Forever
Offbeat  (tags: History, History Misconceptions, History Trivia, Historical Misconceptions, Historical Trivia, Same Time, History Timeline Wrong, Events Same Time, Historical Same Time, WorldPost News, huffington post )

Evelyn
- 446 days ago - huffingtonpost.com
"What are two events that took place in the same time in history but don't seem like they would have?" puts key historical moments into some much-needed context.
The Nazi Olympics
Offbeat  (tags: history, interesting, world )

Marty
- 453 days ago - heritagedaily.com
The Olympics of 1936, officially called the Games of XI Olympiad took place in Berlin, Germany after winning the bid to host the games in 1931.
The English Expressions Coined in WW1
Offbeat  (tags: History, WW1, Expression, Oxford English Dictionary )

Ray
- 454 days ago - bbc.co.uk
World War One gave rise to expressions and slang such as blighty and cushy, but only some are still used, says Kate Wild, senior assistant editor of the Oxford English Dictionary.
Never Forget February 18, 1943 and the Bravery of the White Rose Students
Offbeat  (tags: History, WWII, death, sacrifice, courage, Hitler, interesting, society, humans, off-beat )

Kamia
- 456 days ago - dailykos.com
Sophie & Hans Scholl & their friend Christoph Probst, plus several others, members of the White Rose, a group medical students founded to declare opposition to Hitler and rally the resistance movement paid the ultimate price for fighting a despot.
10 Things You Never Knew About The New Year's Ball In Times Square
Offbeat  (tags: new year's eve, NY Times Square, New Year's Eve Ball, history )

Barb
- 506 days ago - huffingtonpost.com
1. The first New Year's Eve Ball dropped from a flagpole in 1907 to rally attention to the new New York Times building. Made from iron and wood, the Ball was decorated with a hundred light bulbs.
The Evolution of Little Red Riding Hood
Offbeat  (tags: history, interesting, culture )

Marty
- 552 days ago - pasthorizonspr.com
Evolutionary analysis can be used to study similarities among folktales, according to new research published in the open-access journal PLOS ONE by Jamshid Tehrani at Durham University in the United Kingdom.
Pictures: Slave Shackle, More Found On Blackbeard's Ship .
Offbeat  (tags: history, shackle, slaves, pirate, wreck, Blackbeard, ship, discovery, interesting )

Giana
- 676 days ago - news.nationalgeographic.com
This 18th-century iron shackle was recently recovered from the wreck of the Queen Anne's Revenge, which belonged to the infamous Caribbean pirate Blackbeard.
Uncle Sam Wants a Loan - Happy 4th of July   video
Offbeat  (tags: Uncle Sam, 4th of July, history, American Indian, video, another perspective )

Dandelion
- 687 days ago - youtube.com
A short video from another perspective. Independence was not all inclusive back in 1776 this is a part of history to be remembered as well. Many lost a lot for the gain of USA existence. Don't squander it by loosing it to Corporate and Banker take-over.
The 1919 Boston Molasses Flood: The Forgotten Tragedy Too Bizarre for the History Books | MNN - Mother Nature Network
Offbeat  (tags: history, molasses flood, humans, death, news )

Tamara
- 691 days ago - mnn.com
The 21 people who died in Boston on Jan. 15, 1919, had little warning of the events that were about to occur. According to an article published the next day in The New York Times (pdf), the only sound before the disaster was "a dull, muffled roar." That
Grand Canyon Stunts Over the Years
Offbeat  (tags: Grand Canyon, stunts, history, exciting, interesting )

Giana
- 695 days ago - news.nationalgeographic.com
A pilot, a motorcyclist, a skateboarder, a jetman have all braved it.
Escaping the Train to Auschwitz
Offbeat  (tags: history, humans, discovery, society )

Marty
- 761 days ago - bbc.co.uk
On 19 April 1943, a train carrying 1,631 Jews set off from a Nazi detention camp in Belgium for the gas chambers of Auschwitz. But resistance fighters stopped the train. One boy who jumped to freedom that night retains vivid memories, 70 years later
The '80s: The Decade That Made Us
Offbeat  (tags: nostalgia, history, 80s, USA, world )

Giana
- 767 days ago - channel.nationalgeographic.com
It's, like, totally tubular. The '80s: The Decade That Made Us isn't about nostalgia; it's about the history of our modern world that spawned political, technological, cultural, and social revolutions that began in the United States.
Environmental Lessons Lurk in 19th-Century Cemeteries | MNN - Mother Nature Network
Offbeat  (tags: society, environment, history, interesting, humans, unusual )

Tamara
- 826 days ago - mnn.com
Society needs to reframe its approach to environmental problems, and the past offers potentially valuable inspiration on how to do this, according to a historian and author. He sees promise in the principles behind the gardenlike cemeteries established
World War II Carrier Pigeon With Coded Message Found In England
Offbeat  (tags: history, interesting, discovery, animals )

Marty
- 931 days ago - huffingtonpost.com
A retired probation officer in England cleaning out his chimney recently was startled to sweep up a 70-year-old secret amid the soot: the skeleton of a World War II carrier pigeon with a coded message still attached to its leg.
Cat Leads Rome Man To 2,000-Year-Old "Cat"a-Combs - PawNation
Offbeat  (tags: awesome, cats, history, talented, the dish )

Barb
- 945 days ago - pawnation.com
We already know that cats have nine lives, but it turns out some have a sixth sense for finding ancient ruins too. According to The Guardian, a feline tracked down a 2,000-year-old catacomb and led a Rome man to the amazing discovery.
 

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