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An entire Manhattan village owned by black people was destroyed to build Central Park

Three churches, a school, and dozens of homes were demolished<p>When Reverend Christopher Rush laid the cornerstone of the First African Methodist …

History

Did George Washington’s false teeth come from his slaves?: A look at the evidence, the responses to that evidence, and the limitations of history

<i>by Kathryn Gehred, Research Specialist</i><br>October 19, 2016<p>Photo courtesy of the Mount Vernon Ladies’ Association. Link to original.<p>George Washington’s …

George Washington

Hitler doppelganger sighted near Nazi leader's birthplace in Austria

Austrian authorities are investigating a man appearing in Adolf Hitler's birthplace as the Nazi dictator's double. The reported doppelganger carries Hitler's distinctive features - including his mustache and haircut.<p>A man who looks and dresses like Adolf Hilter keeps appearing in the Austrian …

Austria

Judy Garland Allegedly Groped by Munchkins on 'Wizard of Oz,' According to Late Ex-Husband's Memoir

Judy Garland’s late ex-husband Sid Luft claimed in his unfinished memoir that she was repeatedly molested as a teen by Munchkins on the set of her …

Inside Tokyo’s Decaying 1970s Capsule Tower

Isamelsheimer.com<i>T</i>he Nagakin Capsule Tower is one of the most important buildings in postwar architectural history in Japan, once praised as the …

Architecture

Scandals of Classic Hollywood: Ronald Reagan Plays the President

<i>by Anne Helen Petersen</i><p>When you think of Ronald Reagan, you think of jellybeans, Nancy’s power suits, and self-satisfaction. You think of all the …

Ronald Reagan

Karyn Kupcinet -- Supposedly Mysterious JFK Assassination-Related Death

Dead in the Wake of the Kennedy Assassination<p>Hollywood Homicide<p>If conspiracists are right about there being a "cleanup squad" that went around …

Conspiracies

24 Facts About Manson Family Victim Sharon Tate | The Lineup

Most know the horrible story of Sharon Tate's murder at the hands of the Manson family. Here are 24 facts you might not know about this beautiful …

Charles Manson

Lost Wallet Discovered 71 Years Later

There aren't too many feelings worse than the sudden realization that you've lost your wallet. Replacing it is no fun, especially if you think that …

THE HAPPIEST MARRIAGE IN HOLLYWOOD: The Story of William Haines and Jimmy Shields

William Haines and Jimmy Shields with Jean Harlow, William Powell, and friends.<p>In 1933, a young and successful actor lost his job in Hollywood. His …

The Last Living Silent Star: Child Actress Baby Peggy Made the Equivalent of $14M a Movie and Lost It All

Ninety years ago, Hollywood's "Million Dollar Baby" was a beloved star earning seven figures. But her career was over at age 6, and her family then …

For the Love of a Noblewoman

The woman was buried with a heart-shaped relic inscribed with her husband’s name and containing his heart. This allowed the team to identify her as …

Life on Mars

In a white dome on a bare mountain, six of us are road-testing life in a Martian colony. This is what I’ve learned so far<i>By Sheyna Gifford</i>Read at Aeon

Medicine

Here's How Hollywood Fakes Snow on Screen

The Oscars

This Forgotten Female Screenwriter Helped Give Hollywood Its Voice

Pickford. Harlow. Valentino. Garbo. A single script by early Hollywood’s highest-paid screenwriter could make or break any of their careers—and for …

Mysterious wrecked boats with corpses onboard have washed up in Japan

Mysterious "ghost boats" are washing up on Japan's shores each year — wrecked wooden ships with decaying corpses onboard.<p>Japan's coast guard said Tuesday that over the past month, nearly a dozen boats carrying decomposing bodies were found off the country's northwestern coast.<p>The first boat was …

Japan

The Mexican Drought Caused This Mysterious Sunken Temple To Re-Emerge

Abandoned because of plague, then drowned in a reservoir, the Temple of Quechula just won't stay buried.<p>It sounds like something out of a gothic story or a fantasy novel, but it's real: the ruins of a magnificent 16th-century temple have just emerged from the bottom of a Mexican river. …

Fantasy Fiction

Tragic Stars: Alma Rubens

There is no shortage of tragic star stories from Hollywood, but few stars ever get to write of their own dramatic demise. <br>Alma Rubens is remembered …

Studio Founder Sam Warner 1927 Home of Peace Cemetery

<b></b><b><br>Samuel Louis "Sam" Warner (August 10, 1887 – October 5, 1927) was a Polish-born American film producer who was the co-founder and chief executive</b> …

There's a crazy conspiracy theory that the Rothschilds sank the Titanic to set up the Federal Reserve

There's a conspiracy theory that links the Rothschilds, the sinking of the Titanic, and the creation of the Federal Reserve.<p>On Friday I stumbled across a tweet sent in reply to a prominent finance parody account on Twitter. It featured the black-and-white image of three men and the Titanic.<p>The text …

Conspiracies
Travel

The Greatest Director in Sci-Fi Goes to Mars

With his new film, The Martian, acclaimed director Ridley Scott adds a new dimension to his legacy. Science, a frequent backdrop to the stories he tells, becomes a main character.<p>When you stand on Mars, it's hard to figure the horizon. It looks a smidge too close, disconcertingly dim. Dark even. …

Science Fiction

The oldest living thing in Los Angeles

Many by now have probably seen Nathan Masters's recent blog post or read elsewhere about this lone palm tree standing today in front of the Memorial …

"Fantasy Island" Actor Herve Villechaize Commits Suicide in North Hollywood 1993

<b></b><b><br>Hervé Jean-Pierre Villechaize (April 23, 1943 – September 4, 1993) was a French actor of English and Filipino descent who achieved worldwide</b> …

Anna Kashfi dies at 80; wife in brief, stormy marriage to Marlon Brando

Anna Kashfi, an actress who played exotic beauties on screen and who went through a brief, turbulent marriage to Marlon Brando, has died at a care center in Woodland, Wash. She was 80.<p>Kashfi was Brando's first wife and the mother of their son Christian.<p>Her Aug. 16 death was confirmed by Cowlitz …

Obituaries

How They Made ‘The Flintstones’: 15 Unpublished Photos

A rare behind-the-scenes look at how they made a seminal animated TV series.The post How They Made ‘The Flintstones’: 15 Unpublished Photos appeared …

Nostalgia

20 Historic Black and White Photos Colorized

One of the greatest facets of reddit are the thriving subreddits, niche communities of people who share a passion for a specific topic. One of the …

11 Things We No Longer See on Airplanes

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Cool Stuff

Historic photographs transformed into surreal animated GIFs by Nicolas Monterrat

The GIF works of Nicolas Monterrat, who uses vintage photographs as a base for his unsettling, trippy, subtle little animations.<p>[thisiscollosal via …

NASA Finally Explains the Origin of the Apocalyptic Noise Heard from the Skies!

Strange noises from the sky? That’s been the case in recent years, occurring in various parts of the world. The most recent video capture comes from …