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The search for Jimmy Hoffa’s body continues

Published on September 17th, 2009 | by Sevaan Franks

FBI agents have been excavating a lumberyard in Detroit, possibly searching for the long-long remains of Jimmy Hoffa. Hoffa, the long-time president of the powerful International Brotherhood of Teamsters union, was last seen in 1975 outside ... Read More


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Normandy 1944 – photos from then and now

Published on September 17th, 2009 | by Sevaan Franks

Check out this amazing gallery showing photos from Normany in 1944, and what those areas/subjects look like today. SAINT LAURENT SUR MER Exit E1 – Wn65 – Vallee du Ruquet German pillbox on Omaha Beach serving ... Read More


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First colour pictures of Nazi surrender in WWII

Published on September 16th, 2009 | by Sevaan Franks

The only known colour photographs of the German surrender during WWII have gone on display for the first time in 64 years. Ronald Playforth covertly captured one of the most historic events of the 20th century ... Read More


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8 myths about the Freemasons

Published on September 16th, 2009 | by Sevaan Franks

National Geographic has compiled a list of 8 myths surrounding the Freemasons. Likewise, the all-seeing eye saw its way to the Great Seal—and the U.S. dollar bill—by way of artist Pierre Du Simitiere, a non-Mason. The ... Read More


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JRR Tolkien trained as British spy

Published on September 16th, 2009 | by Sevaan Franks

Recently released documents disclose that JRR Tolkien, of The Hobbit and Lord of the Rings fame, secretly trained as a British spy in the lead up to WWII! According to previously unseen records, Tolkien trained with ... Read More


Rare newsreel footage of Helen Keller and Anne Sullivan

Published on September 16th, 2009 | by Sevaan Franks

Sebastian sent a long a link to this rare video of Helen Keller and Anne Sullivan, taken from a 1930s newsreel. Helen Keller, the American author, political activist and lecturer, whom I don’t have to explain ... Read More


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Adolf Hitler’s secret family

Published on September 16th, 2009 | by Sevaan Franks

Researchers in Belgium claim to have tracked down 39 living relatives of the Nazi dictator using DNA evidence. Analysing forgotten cigarette butts in a small village in Lower Austria, a used paper napkin in a New ... Read More


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Dementia caused by WWII?

Published on September 16th, 2009 | by Sevaan Franks

A scientists is claiming that the dementia affecting hundreds of thousands of Britons may be the result of the second world war. Research presented at a conference in York yesterday suggested that traumatic stress can trigger ... Read More


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