For years, the incredible discovery of the Titanic’s wreckage at the bottom of the ocean in 1985 was thought to have been a purely scientific effort. But Robert Ballard, who discovered the Titanic, said that the expedition was part of a secret US military mission to recover two sunken nuclear submarines on the bottom of the ocean.
Titanic discovery was part of a secret US military mission – CNN
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Tagged archaeology, cold war, discovery, expeditions, history, military, mission, nuclear, oceanography, Robert Ballard, science, secret, submarines, Titanic, Woods Hole |
The Mercator projection makes landmasses near the poles look way, way bigger than they actually are. If you don’t believe us, just spend a few seconds contemplating this GIF.
A Very Simple Animation Demonstrating That The Mercator Projection Is A Lie – Digg
During a siege, desperation drove people to disinter skeletons from cemeteries.
In 1590, Starving Parisians Ground Human Bones Into Bread – Gastro Obscura
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Tagged 1590, bones, bread, food, France, Gastro Obscura, history, human bones, Paris, siege, skeletons, starvation, war |
Steel and zinc industries provided Donora residents with work, but also robbed them of their health, and for some, their lives
The Deadly Donora Smog of 1948 Spurred Environmental Protection—But Have We Forgotten the Lesson? | History | Smithsonian
Posted in America, Cities, Environment, Health, History |
Tagged disaster, Donora, environment, environmental protection, health, history, industry, medicine, Pennsylvania, pollution, Smithsonian, smog, steel, zinc |
The Norwegian resistance fighter commanded a daring World War II mission to blow up a heavy-water plant and help sabotage Hitler’s nuclear program.
Posted in History, News, People |
Tagged bomb, death, heavy water, hero, history, Joachim Ronneberg, Nazi atomic bomb, Norwegian resistance, obituary, World War II, WWII |
What the astonishing Chiune Sugihara teaches us about moral heroism.
Posted in History, Japanese, People, Politics, Trickery |
Tagged diplomacy, heroism, history, Holocaust, Japanese, Jews, people, politics, World War II, WWII |
How one creamy, peppery salad dressing became America’s favorite flavor.
Posted in America, Business, Cooking, Food, History, Restaurants |
Tagged business, condiment, dip, dressing, flavor, food, history, pizza, ranch, ranch dressing, Steve Hensen |