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The 1st President of USA? Not George Washington

July 13, 2017

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It is mind blowing when basic facts we believed our entire lives turn out to be wrong. Thomas Edison invented the lightbulb, the Earth revolves around the sun, and the first president of the USA was George Washington, right? Are you sure? WHO WAS THE FIRST PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES? I’m sure that George […]

A Roman War Tool Still Influences the World

July 3, 2017

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You may have heard the quotes, “Truth is the first casualty of war,” or “The winner of a war rewrites history,” but few know we still today experience a history rewrite by Romans who won an ancient war. If independent historical religious researchers are correct, the Flavian emperors of Rome left behind not just language, pottery, […]

Secret Plan to Clone Salvador Dalí?

June 27, 2017

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They say it’s about a paternity case, but the genetic material to soon be collected might be secretly used to clone the long dead surrealist painter. In a surreal turn, a judge in Madrid ordered that Salvador Dalí’s body — interred for nearly three decades — be exhumed after a 61-year-old Spanish woman claimed the […]

How Big is This Universe?

May 19, 2017

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If you like science history or just want to understand the universe better,  I recommend Everything and Nothing, the Amazing Science of Empty Space, which is a free documentary if you have an Amazon Prime membership.  Science, philosophy, history: all of that is mixed into this documentary that tries to conceive just how big space […]

Mothman Reappears, April 2017 in Chicago?

April 29, 2017

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In 1966, Point Pleasant West Virginia, four sober and visibly shaken witnesses went to the sheriff and reported that they saw a 6 ft thing like a giant bat with human legs and glowing red eyes where it’s shoulders would be. It stood up and took off from the middle of the road and flew above […]

The Secret Band Few Know About But Everyone Has Heard

April 9, 2017

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Here’s a true strange music fact. Have you heard the Wrecking Crew play? Before you say no, check this out. You might be surprised. Music lovers will be astonished at the influence The Wrecking Crew wielded over rock and pop music in the 1960s and early 1970s. These unsung instrumentalists were the de-facto backing band […]

Elvis met the Beatles

March 25, 2017

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The Beatles’ tuneful creative music got me (and countless others) into playing guitar and writing my own songs.  By coincidence, I have the same birthday as Elvis Presley, as did David Bowie, January 8, which happens to be the day before Jimmy Page’s birthday. For you new school folks, Jimmy Page was the guitar player […]

Volunteer to transcribe declassified documents

March 11, 2017

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Here’s an interesting and useful thing to do if you have some time to donate. Transcribe declassified documents for the National Archives. You can learn a lot. In honor of Sunshine Week, a celebration of government openness and public records, the U.S. National Archives and Records Administration is holding a marathon of document transcription to […]

The Beatles White Album, Unplugged, Unborn

February 17, 2017

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As a songwriter and Beatles fan who is now working in a recording studio, I can’t help but be fascinated by this rough acoustic sketch of Beatles songs from the White Album. Enjoy it while it lasts. I’m not sure if it will be taken off of YouTube soon. This is Beatles in the spring […]

A house made of newspapers

January 22, 2017

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In Rockport Massachusetts, on Pigeon Hill Street look for a sign that says “Paper House”. You can visit this unique, one story red house that looks like an ordinary log cabin. It is actually made of paper. The paper house began in 1922 when Elis Stenman, a mechanical engineer, began building a small summer home. […]

The origin of Santa Claus, have you heard this one?

December 12, 2016

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Holidays are difficult when you’ve recently lost a loved one. I won’t get a tree this year. I don’t feel anything when I see the lights. I’d really like to just skip Christmas. I do like giving, however. That cheers me up, a bit, so I’ve been helping everyone I can in whatever way seems […]

Irony: Altitude sickness stops second man on moon 

December 4, 2016

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Buzz Aldrin said he was evacuated from the South Pole last week because he became short of breath and began showing signs of altitude sickness. The 86-year-old adventurer, who was the second man to walk on the moon, released details Sunday of his dramatic medical evacuation from Antarctica. He is continuing to recuperate in a […]

Cheap World War I antisceptc may save your life

December 1, 2016

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Acriflavine, an antiseptic used in WWI hospitals could be the key to fighting antibiotic resistance – one of the current biggest threats to global health. Seven decades ago this simple antiseptic made from coal tar was replaced by penicillin after the war. It fights both viral and bacterial infections in an entirely different way – one […]

That time Fluoride killed 47 people in a hospital

November 30, 2016

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I wasn’t around, but the Internet remembers. Tomorrow is the 74th anniversary of the publication of the following Time magazine article: Assistant Cook A. M. McKillop was short-handed and in a tearing hurry. His supper menu at the Oregon State Hospital for the Insane, in Salem, called for scrambled eggs. He needed powdered milk to […]

The Noah’s Ark of US creative history is a nuclear bunker

November 28, 2016

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The Library of Congress has over 160 million items in its collection, including 23 million books, and more than 1.1 million films, and television programs ranging from motion pictures made in the 1890s to today’s TV programs. … The library also holds nearly 3.5 million audio recordings of public radio broadcasts and music, representing over […]

The real Hogwarts library may have copy of every UK book

November 21, 2016

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Interesting place: As part of The Telegraph’s ongoing 360-degree video series, you can now take a tour of one of the oldest library systems in Europe. The halls of Oxford’s Bodleian Libraries are stunning and full of glorious biblio-history, but they also have another notable draw: They happen to be where the library scenes in […]

That nutty theory that Paul McCartney died and was replaced in 1966

July 28, 2015

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This weekend I saw a really amazing Beatles tribute, the Classical Mystery tour with the SF Symphony. Tony Kishman is an uncanny Paul. So much so that I started to wonder… Uncanny. Just listen to him! Wait, that’s not Paul? Nope. Tony plays right handed, Paul McCartney is a lefty. But wait… if Kishman can […]

Dying CIA Agent Confesses To Killing Marilyn Monroe

May 10, 2015

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I live in a country where my government will kill (or throw in jail forever without a trial) anyone who misbehaves enough. The definition of misbehavior depends on those in power. Fame is no protection. There is a claim/confession that the government killed Marilyn Monroe. Some say MLK was another, as was JFK himself.  A […]

Hoxsey: The “Quack” who Cured Cancer

December 29, 2014

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What was the formula?  Wikipedia says this: Hoxsey herbal treatments include a topical paste of antimony, zinc and bloodroot, arsenic, sulfur, and talc for external treatments, and a liquid tonic of licorice, red clover, burdock root, Stillingia root, barberry, Cascara, prickly ash bark, buckthorn bark, and potassium iodide for internal consumption.[17] In addition to the […]

John Lennon talks about the illuminati

November 17, 2014

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John Lennon’s Interview, 6/6/1968 He was killed on December 8, 1980, New York City, NY

“Major Fire” at Wilbur Hotsprings Hotel (March 29th, 2014)

March 30, 2014

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UPDATE: … Just before 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, March 29th, 2014, the Williams Fire Department along with several other area agencies were dispatched to the Wilbur Hot Springs Lodge for a possible structure fire. Wilbur Hot Springs owner Dr. Richard Miller, his wife Jolee and daughter Sarana Miller, and friend Bruce Blake were eating breakfast […]

Plans to Destroy the Earth’s Protective Radiation Belts

March 4, 2014

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Since we’re coming up on the Fourth of July, and towns everywhere are preparing their better-than-ever fireworks spectaculars, we would like to offer this humbling bit of history. Back in the summer of 1962, the U.S. blew up a hydrogen bomb in outer space, some 250 miles above the Pacific Ocean. It was a weapons […]

Albert Einstein’s Lost Theory Resurfaces, Shows His Resistance To Big Bang Theory

March 4, 2014

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A manuscript that lay unnoticed by scientists for decades has revealed that Albert Einstein once dabbled with an alternative to what we now know as the Big Bang theory, proposing instead that the Universe expanded steadily and eternally. The recently uncovered work, written in 1931, is reminiscent of a theory championed by British astrophysicist Fred […]

Saddle Ridge Hoard: Buried gold coin stash worth $10,000,000

February 26, 2014

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The coins were in uncirculated, mint condition, adding to their worth to collectors A California couple found a stash of gold coins buried on their property last year valued at as much as $10m (£6m), rare coin dealers have said. The 1,427 coins, which date from 1847-1894, were never circulated and are in mint condition, […]

Air Force aircraft returned from Vietnam is postwar source of Agent Orange contamination

February 26, 2014

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From 1971-1982, Air Force reservists, who flew in 34 dioxin-contaminated aircraft used to spray Agent Orange and returned to the U.S. following discontinuation of the herbicide spraying operations in the Vietnam War, were exposed to greater levels of dioxin than previously acknowledged, according to a study published today in Environmental Research by senior author Jeanne […]

School Shooting Expert Threatened Over Sandy Hook Investigation

February 19, 2014

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The Sandy Hook school shooting was a giant, elaborate hoax and no one really died; that’s the conclusion Wolgang Halbig, a former educator, US Customs agent and Florida state trooper, has reached after ten months of investigation and multiple disputes with federal, state and school authorities. Halbig is convinced a deluge of discrepancies prove that […]