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  1. PeterGriffin

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    Incredible story. Listen to the series from Last Podcast on the Left + read Devil in the White City.
     
  2. PeterGriffin

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    You fast fucker.
     
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  3. Lyrtch

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    is so nuts its been hung up for so long, its a perfect Oscar bait movie, but i suspect all predicted budgets have been enormous. might be the stumbling block.
     
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  4. PeterGriffin

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    Yeah you gotta pay those victims/their families a lot in these snuff film projects.
     
  5. yaywaffles

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    A "bogus" distributed on IU's campus in 1890. Its publication spurred a Pinkerton investigation

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  6. chet fire

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    Man, the Sunday "Family Circus" just getting weirder and weirder.
     
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  7. Damion

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    http://ww2today.com

    Pretty badass site that does a blog post with pictures and an excerpt from a book or military report about an event that happened on this day during ww2

    Currently on Jan. 1, 1944
     
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  8. Talking Head

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    Members of the Young Women’s Republican Club. Milford, CT - May 20,1941
     
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  9. shaolin5

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    SIAP. Wedding rings taken from Holocaust victims. All those broken dreams...... 5B938EE8-7D10-459C-81AF-E502382A8BFC.png
     
  10. pearl

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    Damn ...
     
  11. Pelican Grove

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    I’ve posted this before but I love this pic.
     
  12. Kirk Fogg

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  13. Truman

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    People either seem to love or hate that book.

    I love It. Larson is one of my favorite authors.
     
  14. audrew

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    I couldn’t give a shit about the World’s Fair parts
     
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  15. Truman

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    I enjoyed it as much as the HH Holmes stuff. Loved the architecture and history of it all
     
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  16. Kirk Fogg

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    Also interesting to read about all the egos that had to be managed.
     
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  17. Truman

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    All of his books are about a technological advancement and a narrative story about how life was in that time. Parts of the books can get bogged down in minutia of the science but i find It interesting
     
  18. TC

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    :facepalm:
     
  19. TC

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    When the tornado was coming toward the
    ferris wheel
    :ohnoes: :ohshit: :ohholkyfuck:
     
  20. Kirk Fogg

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  21. NilesIrish

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    Probably my favorite book. Learning just how massive the fair was after being in that area hundreds of times was amazing to me. Really hope the movie happens. It’s gonna take a shit ton of cash to make it though.
     
  22. War Grundle

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    Book was awesome and I think I liked the world's fair better. Amazing how much detail and how organized it was for that time period.
     
  23. The Banks

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    At like :27 what's the one in modern day Germany? Seems like an outlier for 1200 BC
     
  24. Talking Head

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    https://www.sciencemag.org/news/2016/03/slaughter-bridge-uncovering-colossal-bronze-age-battle

     
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  25. Whammy

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    The Gauls/Germanic peoples fought against each other a lot, not sure on specific battle though
     
  26. The Banks

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    Apparently it's the only battle in Europe north of Italy until 400 BC that has a wikipedia page
     
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  27. Talking Head

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    https://www.historytoday.com/richar...pz6TceQxz7WoPKr_xBa8WSz2nBfcPrIZUFfU4zWldA6-Q

    100 years ago today in 1919, German WWI veterans put down a communist uprising in the city of Berlin.

    Following the conclusion of World War One, Germany was in turmoil. Hoping to take advantage of this tragic situation, socialists and communist groups started a post-war revolution attempting to take control of the country. On January 4th, the Communist Party of Germany (KPD), led by Karl Liebknecht and Rosa Luxemburg, who had previously founded and led the leftwing “Spartacist League” attempted to take over the city of Berlin.

    Hardened veterans of the Freikorps still armed with their military equipment from WWI fought the communists, taking the city back street by street. The leaders of the uprising were found and executed. And shortly after this event, Germany held a constitutional convention rejecting communism and creating the Weimar Republic.
     
  28. WhiskeyDelta

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    FYI there's a new Tank documentary series on Netflix
     
  29. JonathanCoachman

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    Worlds Fairs have inspired such iconic/ridiculous architecture that they mustn’t just be laughed off.

    The most famous being the Knoxville SunSphere followed slightly by the less iconic Eiffel Tower.
     
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  30. audrew

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    Yeah, I wish we still have a World’s Fair. I don’t feel like reading about the design of one from over 100 years ago.
     
  31. TC

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    Don't forget the rotating restaurant mechanism on Capstone House
     
  32. JonathanCoachman

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    I lived there for a year and wasn’t aware that was World’s Fair inspired. You’d think I would have wondered why the fuck there was a rotating restaurant on the top floor of my building.
     
  33. War Grundle

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    We would have no Ferris Wheel and no scene in Fear of Reese Witherspoon getting finger banged if it wasn't for the Chicago World's Fair.
     
  34. JonathanCoachman

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    There’d be no soccer team called Crystal Palace. Of course the Crystal Palace no longer exists but how awesome would it have been if it had survived the London Blitz in WWII?
     
  35. PeterGriffin

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    I don't have any particular image to show but I have only just now read about the Chinese famine of the late 50's/early 60's. Government statistics said 15 million, but studies with up to 45 million, people dying of starvation. It was kept out of international attention for years and years by the Chinese government. Had anyone else heard much about this? Wild.

    I guess here is one image showing this gap of people born during those years that lived to their 30's (chart from 1982).
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  36. xec

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    No one in that region kept written histories. The Greeks and Romans are the first to have written references to the Gauls and Germanic tribes.
     
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  37. xec

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    If I recall it resulted from a combination of (1)massive drought, and (2) government throwing all of its resources at the steel industry for several years, to the detriment of agriculture (and most everything else).
     
  38. Tobias

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    you've really never heard of the great leap forward?
     
  39. PeterGriffin

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    I'd heard of it, but not what the hell went down. Certainly more familiar with Western/Euro history, a little Latin/South American history with the revolutions and stuff. My leisure reading has been 99% fiction since high school, so I've been making an effort this year to delve into nonfiction.
     
  40. TC

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    I've definitely heard of the "Great Leap Forward" but like PeterGriffin said some of that stuff is hard to figure out the truth between what the government officially reports and what happened. Would definitely be fascinating to know more about the true figures
     
  41. Willpépé

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    I read Moa’s official bio and it’s so ridiculous the shit that’s made up. I don’t believe a word those fuckers say.
     
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  42. Talking Head

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    Not really a picture but a cool story

    https://didyouknowfacts.com/time-gl...VHbrJwW5zHQ0kWk9PeqyRcedyu7VCUGfynyq8yL3NHo6o

     
  43. PeterGriffin

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  44. Bankz

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  45. chet fire

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    My favorite is the one of him at Disneyworld:

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  46. IV

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  47. Kirk Fogg

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  48. shaolin5

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    This is awesome. Written by Lin Wells to Donald Rumsfeld

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  49. Truman

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