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Amelia Earhart’s scarf to head into space

Published on October 26th, 2009 | by Sevaan Franks

A scarf worn by Amelia Earhart will be making a journey into orbit with the astronaut grandson of her personal photographer. Earhart’s scarf accompanying Bresnik on STS-129 is on loan from the Museum of Women Pilots ... Read More


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WWI submarine found on Baltic floor

Published on October 26th, 2009 | by Sevaan Franks

The well-preserved remains of World War I submarine sunked 93 years ago have been found at the bottom of the the Baltic Sea. HMS 18 was one of a small number of boats sent to the ... Read More


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Red-coloured Yamato dynasty tomb found in Japan

Published on October 23rd, 2009 | by Sevaan Franks

A red-coloured tomb dating back to the late third to early fourth centuries has been found in Nara, Japan. The tomb is believed to be that of a nobleman in the early years of the Yamato ... Read More


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The origins of six casino games

Published on October 23rd, 2009 | by Sevaan Franks

Mental_Floss has posted an interesting article showcasing the history of six casino favourites. Records of games like poker exist as far back as 1526, when Europeans played a game called primero or primiera with three-card hands ... Read More


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Tens of thousands of historic wills put online

Published on October 23rd, 2009 | by Sevaan Franks

190,000 wills, some dating back to the 14th century, have been put online on the National Library of Wales’ website. Among the wills available at the click of a button are Twm Sion Cati’s, known as ... Read More


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Modern humans are wimps

Published on October 23rd, 2009 | by Sevaan Franks

An Australian anthropologist is claiming that modern humans are wimps compared to our predecessors. Many prehistoric Australian aboriginals could have outrun world 100 and 200 meters record holder Usain Bolt in modern conditions. Some Tutsi men ... Read More


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