The quest for the origins of our favorite oxymoron became a lesson in misinformation

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Dickens at work. (Fred Bernard)


His inventions and work with his hands made him a legend that stands to this day

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A statue of Lu Ban. (Rolfmueller / CC BY-SA 3.0)

Lu Ban the man


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Washington oversees British evacuation day (Public domain)

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Thousands excommunicated, a pope betrayed and an empire left in ruins


An overview of one of the saddest and most bizarre crusades from Medieval times

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An engraving depicting the events of the Children's’ Crusade (Public domain)


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A photo of Ollie as she boards the airplane. (Square Cow Movers)

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Cows in flight


The devastating event that caused 1,000,000 casualties and ended the Islamic Golden Age

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A painting depicting the siege of Baghdad. (Public domain)


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Old map of Japan. (Public domain)

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A new look at an old quandary

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The background radiation of the universe. (Public domain)


A pivotal moment in world history explained

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A map of the offensive. (West Point | Public domain)

Grant Piper

Hobbyist historian | Political scientist | Story teller | Lover of animals | Freelancer | Always open for work -> grantpiperwriting@outlook.com

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