Posts Tagged ‘Informative’

SS Baychimo

{ Article added: 05/04/2013 }
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Categories : Historical, World War I
The SS Baychimo is a famous ghost ship that was abandoned in 1931 but continued to be sighted along the Alaskan coastline through 1969. It was originally a ship that served on trade routes for the Germans in World ...Read More »

Charlie Brown and Franz Stigler incident

{ Article added: 04/17/2012 }
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Categories : World War II
In 1943, American pilot Charlie Brown was flying his B-17 bomber into Nazi Germany when the plane was nearly shot down, with many of the crew members wounded. Luftwaffe fighter pilot Franz Stigler came upon the crippled bomber and, ...Read More »

Potemkin village

{ Article added: 04/17/2012 }
Potemkin villages are disguised, misleading, or outright fake locations that are generally used for propaganda purposes. The villages have roots in Russian historical legend, purportedly built by Grigory Potemkin to fool Empress Catherine II in 1787. Potemkin villages ...Read More »

Medieval cuisine

{ Article added: 01/16/2011 }
The foods, eating habits, and cooking methods during the Middle Ages (5th century to 16th century) varied by region and by class. The most common element is the reliance on cereal, particularly wheat consumed in the form of breads, ...Read More »

Eddie Waitkus

{ Article added: 01/16/2011 }
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Categories : People, Sports
Eddie Waitkus was a professional baseball player in the 1940s and 1950s who partially inspired the character of Roy Hobbs in the 1952 book and 1984 film The Natural. Waitkus was a World War II veteran who became a ...Read More »

Blood in the Water match

{ Article added: 09/14/2010 }
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Categories : Sports
The water polo match between Hungary and the USSR at the 1956 Summer Olympics has become known as the "blood in the water match" due to the violent nature of the competition. The match took place during a Hungarian ...Read More »

Sherman’s neckties

{ Article added: 09/14/2010 }
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Categories : Civil War
Sherman's neckties are the name given to Confederate railroad rails destroyed by the Union Army under the command of William Tecumseh Sherman in the Civil War. The rails were heated until they could be twisted into a loop resembling ...Read More »