10 Horrifying True Stories From the Lost Roanoke Colony

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The first English colony in America was abandoned without a word or a trace. When a ship arrived with supplies, they found it deserted with no signs of a struggle. Only one clue was left behind—the word “Croatoan” etched in a tree.

The story of the lost Roanoke Colony has lived on as one of the greatest American mysteries, but the disappearance is far from where the story begins. That story is full of some absolutely horrible atrocities; it’s also one that just might hold some strong clues about the colonists’ fate.

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10 Little-Known Stories from the Space Race

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The Cold War brought terror into people’s lives, but it also brought hope. The intense rivalry between the US and the USSR sparked an incredible ambition for exploration and innovation the world hasn’t seen since.

From 1957 to 1991, we saw the first rocket blast into space, the first man escape the atmosphere, and the first steps on the Moon. Humanity accomplished things we’d never dreamed possible, fueled by the competition between two superpowers.

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10 Debauched Stories About Lewis and Clark

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In 1804, Lewis and Clark began a historic journey across the United States in search of the western passage. Their expedition would become the stuff of legends, and history would record their bold journey into native lands, mapping out the nation and setting the path for the future of America.

What history usually doesn’t mention, though, is that it was also one hell of a good time.

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10 Terrible Things Done By Winston Churchill

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Winston Churchill is a political hero, a Nobel Prize winner, and a man sure to be remembered for centuries as one of the greats.

Had the forces of Germany not risen up against Europe, though, Churchill might have become a man we remember a little differently. If you look past his witticisms and the war effort, you’re left with a man with deeply troubling views—who might not be the hero we imagine.

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