Archive for February, 2013

ten interesting cases of mutation or albinism in animals

February 27, 2013 1:34 pm
ten interesting cases of mutation or albinism in animals

Albinism (from the Latin “Albus”, which means “white”) is a genetic defect whereby the melanin production is so little that it produces white pigmentation in the skin, hair, and eyes—a development which results in what scientists like to call “animal mutants.” But not all white animals are albino, of course. […]

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Disgusting Things Done to Food and Drink

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Disgusting Things Done to Food and Drink

Food and drink is necessary to our survival. With that in mind, if you have a weak stomach you may want to skip this one because we’re about to show you ten examples of disgusting things people got away with doing to the things we put in our mouths. Lean […]

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Reasons why life was better in the fifties

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Reasons why life was better in the fifties

If Happy Days taught us anything, it’s that life was better in the fifties. People left their door unlocked at night, kids respected their elders and a guy who lived above his best friend’s garage could still be cool so long as he owned a leather jacket. Well, turns out […]

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The 6 Most Notoriously Bad Mothers-in-Law

February 25, 2013 1:12 pm
The 6 Most Notoriously Bad Mothers-in-Law

Is the woman who raised your spouse nosy, critical or just plain annoying? Chances are she doesn’t hold a candle to this group of six famously difficult mothers-in-law. It includes Madge Gates Wallace, who never considered Harry Truman good enough for her daughter, and Bona Sforza, who allegedly poisoned her […]

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The Most 7 Historical Figures Famous for Something They Never Did

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The Most 7 Historical Figures Famous for Something They Never Did

Even if you disagree with Napoleon Bonaparte’s famous remark that “history is a set of lies that people have agreed upon,” there’s little doubt that myths, misconceptions and outright fabrications have often shaped our understanding of the past. In some instances, these legends have become so ingrained that they overshadow […]

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The Six (6) Mysterious Disappearances in the United States History

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The Six (6) Mysterious Disappearances in the United States History

The advent of cutting-edge forensic technology and DNA analysis techniques has shed new light on many of the world’s most famous—and infamous—disappearances. Still, some of the most puzzling cases remain unsolved—and some of them intersect with prominent figures and significant events in American history. From Jimmy Hoffa to the settlers […]

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The Most And Best 4 Mistresses Who Changed History

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The Most And Best 4 Mistresses Who Changed History

They say that behind every successful man there stands a woman. But that lady looming in the background isn’t always his spouse. Meet four powerful women who bedded but never wedded their influential paramours, leaving their mark on history by serving as confidantes, muses, strategists and advisers. 1. Diane de […]

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The 6 Most Famous Prisoners of the Tower of London

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The 6 Most Famous Prisoners of the Tower of London

The Tower of London has served as everything from a royal residence to a zoo for exotic animals, but it remains best known as a fearsome prison and torture chamber. First constructed in the wake of the Norman Conquest in 1066, the Tower has held some of Great Britain’s most […]

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Big Day for the Bull Moose

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Big Day for the Bull Moose

Diamond Images/Getty Images The election season might just now be getting into full swing, but another presidential race has captivated much of the nation recently. For the last seven years, one of our former presidents has tasted defeat in over 500 races—until yesterday. That’s right—Teddy Roosevelt finally won the Presidents […]

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3 Reasons We’re Looking Forward to the United States “President Lincoln”

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3 Reasons We’re Looking Forward to the United States “President Lincoln”

We’re marking our calendars for the upcoming release of “Lincoln,” the new biopic directed by Steven Spielberg and starring Daniel Day-Lewis. Here are three reasons why the History.com staff can’t wait for November 16:1. Team of RivalsWe love the book the film is based on—the best-seller “Team of Rivals,” by […]

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