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There was a time were a cowboy-hat-wearing bearded male was the terror of every bank. He outsmarted police every single time, and his polite manners and peculiar appearance made him earn his nickname. …

The year was 1917. World War I was at its peak, and Germany was looking for allies. The United States was yet to enter the war, but Germany knew the possibility existed. So they sent the famous Zimmermann Telegram.

The relationship between Mexico and USA in 1917

Even before the USA joined the war, it already represented a…

In October 1872, Edwin Fischer was born to become a very successful American tennis player. However, he would go down in history for more peculiar -and somewhat dark- reasons.

Edwin Fischer’s tennis career

There is not much information about Edwin’s career out there, but we know he did win quite a few tournaments. He…

In October 1872, Edwin Fischer was born to become a very successful American tennis player. However, he would go down in history for more peculiar -and somewhat dark- reasons.

Edwin Fischer’s tennis career

There is not much information about Edwin’s career out there, but we know he did win quite a few tournaments. He…

On Thursday, September 16, 1920, at 12:01 pm, trading had to stop as a sudden explosion triggered in the Financial District on Manhattan. Someone was bombing Wall Street. Keep reading to learn the whole story of the mysterious Bombing of Wall Street, and how nobody claimed responsibility for the act.

The Bombing of Wall Street

When French author Jules Verne published his popular novel Around the World in 80 Days, the question arose. Was it really possible, with the technology of the 1880s, to travel around the globe in less than 3 months? Well, someone was capable to do it in 72 days.

In 1889…

In 1955, Jim Jones founded a sect that he named the Peoples Temple. In 1978, the cult ended with the Massacre of Jonestown, the was the largest single loss involving American citizens that had been seen until 9/11.

Located first in Indianapolis, Indiana, the sect’s original goal was to preach…

Pigs are often seen as some of the lowest animal species. Call someone a pig and watch them swing their fist at you. However, this might be unfair to them, as you will see in the following story in which a heroic pig saved its owner from a heart attack…

Gorillas can be frightening. They are big, muscular animals, and it doesn’t help that they are extremely territorial. For this reason, it isn’t advisable to approach one of them, as they can get very dangerous. However, there are times were animals have very human reactions, such as the time three…

Hypothetical calculations can be very interesting, especially when they answer questions you might (or might not) have asked yourself before, such as what would happen if everyone on Earth jumped at once? And just when you thought you had seen it all… yes, someone did the math on how much…

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