Way back in 1977, Voyager 1 was one of two probes launched by NASA, with its primary mission being the exploration of Jupiter and Saturn. It made a famous fictional

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Ryan Lackey/Flickr HM Fort Roughs was constructed in 1943 during the height of World War II. It was a British sea fort tasked with providing defense against German aircraft that

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Why do radio and television stations use three or four letters to identify their stations, and why do they typically begin with a “W” or “K”? It all started in

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The MiG-15 captured during Operation Moolah before flight testing The Soviet-made MiG-15 aircraft made its first appearance in the 1950s shortly after the Korean War had begun. The USSR began

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As many may or may not know, Alfred Nobel was the inventor of dynamite, and he also established the Nobel Prize. That award is given every year to recognize those

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In 1848, an accident injured a 25-year-old railroad worker named Phineas Gage. It was thought that he was never the same person again. His case became the first time a

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After the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941, the United States was forced to consider that an invasion by Japanese forces on the Hawaiian Islands was entirely possible.

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In the 1950s, Ford Motor Company came up with a concept car that seems beyond comprehension today. It was a car that ran entirely on nuclear power. Ford made a

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George Washington monument in front of the National Gallery There is a statue of George Washington in a place you wouldn’t think he would be. The statue of the first

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You might not see this decorative lawn icon dotting the front yards of suburban homes much anymore, but the plastic pink flamingo used to be a big deal. Now it

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Think about this the next time you’re out at your favorite local seafood restaurant enjoying an expensive lobster platter. The lobster hasn’t always been considered a delicacy like it is

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