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  • 10 Weird Resuscitation Techniques From 200 Years Ago

    David Casarett
    25 Jul 2014 | 5:00 am
    Back then, techniques of bringing back the dead were far less effective. And much more bizarre.
  • 10 Thundering Facts About Apatosaurus (aka: “The Not-Brontosaurus”)

    Mark Mancini
    24 Jul 2014 | 5:00 pm
    Apatosaurus suffers from an identity crisis of epic proportions. Even today, many people only know this amazing animal as the Brontosaurus, a name that was discarded 111 years ago. Really, it’s a shame. The real Apatosaurus deserves way more respect for what it was as opposed to what it wasn’t.
  • The New Faces of Rosie the Riveter

    Miss Cellania
    24 Jul 2014 | 4:01 pm
    The term “Rosie the Riveter” was first used in a song in 1942 about a woman who took a wartime job in a factory. It became a popular term to use in reference to the millions of American women who went to work in factories making munitions, airplanes, and other war supplies, as well as those who filled other jobs vacated when men served in World War II. Norman Rockwell did an illustration for the Saturday Evening Post of a woman with a rivet gun and a lunchpail that said “Rosie” in 1943. That was the popular image associated with Rosie the Riveter during the war. Meanwhile, the…
  • 25 Vintage Photos of Chicago

    Rebecca O'Connell
    24 Jul 2014 | 3:00 pm
    Chicago invented the skyscraper, has hosted two World's Fairs, and boasts its own kind of formidable pizza. Despite being one of the most populous cities in the country, it hasn't all been all clear skies and Green River soda. Chicago survived one of the largest fires of the 19th century, organized crime, and a corrupt baseball team. Check out these pictures to see a glimpse at Chicago's transformation into the lively metropolis we know today.
  • The Missing Links: The Invention of the High Five

    Colin Patrick
    24 Jul 2014 | 12:30 pm
    Up Top! It seems like the high five is something that has probably been around forever, but it hasn’t. It was apparently invented just a few decades ago by this guy. This Doesn’t Mean That Don’t be fooled, because these 10 correlations do not prove causation. Credit Where Credit Is Due We should always point out human excellence, and this guy is a fantastic busboy. The Book Was Better? Well, I didn’t even know there was a book. Funny Money These hobo nickels are really cool. Just make sure you don’t put one in a vending machine. Nice Work If You Can Get It Did you even know that…
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  • 10 Weird Resuscitation Techniques From 200 Years Ago

    David Casarett
    25 Jul 2014 | 5:00 am
    Back then, techniques of bringing back the dead were far less effective. And much more bizarre.
  • 10 Thundering Facts About Apatosaurus (aka: “The Not-Brontosaurus”)

    Mark Mancini
    24 Jul 2014 | 5:00 pm
    Apatosaurus suffers from an identity crisis of epic proportions. Even today, many people only know this amazing animal as the Brontosaurus, a name that was discarded 111 years ago. Really, it’s a shame. The real Apatosaurus deserves way more respect for what it was as opposed to what it wasn’t.
  • The New Faces of Rosie the Riveter

    Miss Cellania
    24 Jul 2014 | 4:01 pm
    The term “Rosie the Riveter” was first used in a song in 1942 about a woman who took a wartime job in a factory. It became a popular term to use in reference to the millions of American women who went to work in factories making munitions, airplanes, and other war supplies, as well as those who filled other jobs vacated when men served in World War II. Norman Rockwell did an illustration for the Saturday Evening Post of a woman with a rivet gun and a lunchpail that said “Rosie” in 1943. That was the popular image associated with Rosie the Riveter during the war. Meanwhile, the…
  • 25 Vintage Photos of Chicago

    Rebecca O'Connell
    24 Jul 2014 | 3:00 pm
    Chicago invented the skyscraper, has hosted two World's Fairs, and boasts its own kind of formidable pizza. Despite being one of the most populous cities in the country, it hasn't all been all clear skies and Green River soda. Chicago survived one of the largest fires of the 19th century, organized crime, and a corrupt baseball team. Check out these pictures to see a glimpse at Chicago's transformation into the lively metropolis we know today.
  • The Missing Links: The Invention of the High Five

    Colin Patrick
    24 Jul 2014 | 12:30 pm
    Up Top! It seems like the high five is something that has probably been around forever, but it hasn’t. It was apparently invented just a few decades ago by this guy. This Doesn’t Mean That Don’t be fooled, because these 10 correlations do not prove causation. Credit Where Credit Is Due We should always point out human excellence, and this guy is a fantastic busboy. The Book Was Better? Well, I didn’t even know there was a book. Funny Money These hobo nickels are really cool. Just make sure you don’t put one in a vending machine. Nice Work If You Can Get It Did you even know that…
 
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