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Local Confederate monument no longer a historical site

Local Confederate monument no longer a historical site

JEFF: PORTLAND POLICE ARE NEW AT 11:00. A PRIVATELY OWNED, CONFEDERATE MONUMENT IN WASHINGTON STATE, IS NO LONGER HISTORIC. TONIGHT, AT A PUBLIC HEARING, THE CLARK COUNTY HISTORIC COMMISSION VOTED TO REMOVE IT FROM IT’S LIST OF HISTORIC SITES. OUR ANDREW DYMBURT WAS AT THAT MEETING AND HE’S HERE LIVE WITH ALL THE DETAILS, ANDREW. …

The Ingenious Design of the Aluminum Beverage Can

The Ingenious Design of the Aluminum Beverage Can

Every year nearly a half trillion of these cans are manufactured—that’s about 15,000 per second — so many that we overlook the can’s superb engineering. Let’s start with why the can is shaped like it is. Why a cylinder? An engineer might like to make a spherical can: it has the smallest surface area for …

Top 10 AMAZING SAVANTS With REAL SUPER POWERS

Top 10 AMAZING SAVANTS With REAL SUPER POWERS

Welcome to Top10Archive! Savant syndrome is defined as a condition in which a person demonstrates capacities or abilities that are greatly in excess to that of which would be considered normal. People with savant syndrome may have neurodevelopmental disorders, notably autism spectrum disorders, or brain injuries. For this installment, we’re counting down 10 extraordinary savants …

The Cruise Missile From Hell

The Cruise Missile From Hell

It’s 1955, and the United States and the Soviet Union are locked in the deadly embrace that’ll come to be known as the Cold War. Just five and a half years ago the Soviet Union shocked the world by detonating their own atomic bomb, a feat achieved by the infiltration of the American Manhattan Project …

The world’s most mysterious book – Stephen Bax

The world’s most mysterious book – Stephen Bax

Deep inside Yale University’s Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library lies the only copy of a 240-page tome. Recently carbon dated to around 1420, its vellum pages features looping handwriting and hand-drawn images seemingly stolen from a dream. Real and imaginary plants, floating castles, bathing women, astrology diagrams, zodiac rings, and suns and moons with …

A brief history of cannibalism – Bill Schutt

A brief history of cannibalism – Bill Schutt

15th century Europeans believed they had hit upon a miracle cure: a remedy for epilepsy, hemorrhage, bruising, nausea, and virtually any other medical ailment. This brown powder could be mixed into drinks, made into salves or eaten straight up. It was known as mumia and made by grinding up mummified human flesh. The word “cannibal” …