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One Man Explains Why WWII Aircraft Were Protected The Wrong Way, And It’s An Important Example Of “Survival Bias”

One Man Explains Why WWII Aircraft Were Protected The Wrong Way, And It’s An Important Example Of “Survival Bias”

During WWII, countries had to solve many mathematical and strategic tasks in order to succeed during the war. One of those difficult assignments was to find ways of improving aircraft so they would be more resistant to enemy fire. While statisticians struggled...

During WWII, countries had to solve many mathematical and strategic tasks in order to succeed during the war. One of those difficult assignments was to find ways of improving aircraft so they...

32 Rare Historical Photos That Show Why Flying On The Hindenburg Zeppelin Was So Expensive

32 Rare Historical Photos That Show Why Flying On The Hindenburg Zeppelin Was So Expensive

In the beginning of the 20th century, if you wanted to cross the Atlantic, you bought a trip on a ship. But after British aviators John Alcock and Arthur Brown made the first non-stop transatlantic flight in June 1919, that began...

In the beginning of the 20th century, if you wanted to cross the Atlantic, you bought a trip on a ship. But after British aviators John Alcock and Arthur Brown made...

12 Crucial Archaeology Findings Of 2018 That Have Left Historians Puzzled

12 Crucial Archaeology Findings Of 2018 That Have Left Historians Puzzled

2018 has passed and we are already settling in 2019, but even as we move forward it’s never a bad time to remind people about the incredible things that happened this past year that have gone unnoticed. Even though there were...

2018 has passed and we are already settling in 2019, but even as we move forward it’s never a bad time to remind people about the incredible things that happened this...

6 Funny Things You Didn’t Know About Ancient Greece

6 Funny Things You Didn’t Know About Ancient Greece

This is one section of my ongoing project, Ancient Antics. I am a history nerd, illustrator, and graphic artist. I wanted to combine those interests to create a funny, educational project.

This is one section of my ongoing project, Ancient Antics. I am a history nerd, illustrator, and graphic artist. I wanted to combine those interests to create a funny, educational project.

5 Year-Old Recreates Photos Of Iconic Women Every Day Of Black History Month

5 Year-Old Recreates Photos Of Iconic Women Every Day Of Black History Month

In honor of black history month, a mother and a daughter teamed up to recreate photos of iconic black women. Back in February 2017, Cristi Jones decided to commemorate the month by dressing her 5-year-old daughter and shared the results on...

In honor of black history month, a mother and a daughter teamed up to recreate photos of iconic black women. Back in February 2017, Cristi Jones decided to commemorate the month...

I Spend Days Looking For Sea Treasures On The Beach And Here Are 38 Most Interesting Things I’ve Found

I Spend Days Looking For Sea Treasures On The Beach And Here Are 38 Most Interesting Things I’ve Found

I spend most of my days beachcombing and searching for sea treasures for making sea-themed jewelry. I am not only searching for seashells and corals, but also for rare sea glass and sea pottery. One of my proudest finds is a 200-year-old...

I spend most of my days beachcombing and searching for sea treasures for making sea-themed jewelry. I am not only searching for seashells and corals, but also for rare sea glass...

27 Years Ago A Woman Contacted The Tribe That Killed John Chau, And Her Encounter Was Completely Different

27 Years Ago A Woman Contacted The Tribe That Killed John Chau, And Her Encounter Was Completely Different

The world is a mysterious place with so many vibrant and varying cultures. However, in this day and age, when everything is controlled by technology, it is easy to contact anyone from anywhere in the world. With over 7 billion people...

The world is a mysterious place with so many vibrant and varying cultures. However, in this day and age, when everything is controlled by technology, it is easy to contact anyone...

Scientists Discarded One Of The Most Groundbreaking Astronomical Discoveries Because The Researcher Was A Woman

Scientists Discarded One Of The Most Groundbreaking Astronomical Discoveries Because The Researcher Was A Woman

For a long time, many scientists were wrong about what the sun is made-up of until a 25-year-old student wrote an extraordinary doctor's thesis proving that sun and other stars are made mainly of helium and hydrogen.

For a long time, many scientists were wrong about what the sun is made-up of until a 25-year-old student wrote an extraordinary doctor's thesis proving that sun and other stars are...

Albert Einstein’s ‘God Letter’ Was Auctioned For $3M, It Reveals His Eye-Opening Stance On Religion

Albert Einstein’s ‘God Letter’ Was Auctioned For $3M, It Reveals His Eye-Opening Stance On Religion

On December 4th, Albert Einstein's "God letter", addressed to the philosopher Eric Gutkind, was auctioned off for $2,892,500 and became the most expensive Einstein letter ever sold.

On December 4th, Albert Einstein's "God letter", addressed to the philosopher Eric Gutkind, was auctioned off for $2,892,500 and became the most expensive Einstein letter ever sold.

26 Rare Photos Of Celebrities Hanging Out In Venice In The 50s And 60s

26 Rare Photos Of Celebrities Hanging Out In Venice In The 50s And 60s

You may be cool, but you'll never be "Dalì-Throwing-Gang-Signs-On-A-Gondola" cool. These pictures come from one of the biggest photographic archives in Europe, Cameraphoto studio in Venice. Among the 320,000 negatives conserved in the archive are over 50 years of history and culture...

You may be cool, but you'll never be "Dalì-Throwing-Gang-Signs-On-A-Gondola" cool. These pictures come from one of the biggest photographic archives in Europe, Cameraphoto studio in Venice. Among the 320,000 negatives conserved in...

100 Years Ago There Was A Woman That Was Famous Because Nobody Was Able To Make Her Laugh

100 Years Ago There Was A Woman That Was Famous Because Nobody Was Able To Make Her Laugh

Vaudeville was the most popular form of American entertainment from the 1880s to the 1930s and could probably be named the predecessor of modern American pop culture. Vaudeville would normally consist of a highly diverse series of short acts (6 to...

Vaudeville was the most popular form of American entertainment from the 1880s to the 1930s and could probably be named the predecessor of modern American pop culture. Vaudeville would normally consist...

19th Century Journalist Locked Herself In An Asylum And Revealed The Ways Women Were Tortured

19th Century Journalist Locked Herself In An Asylum And Revealed The Ways Women Were Tortured

It is no mystery that back in the day mental health institutes had some troubling practices and severe changes to the system needed to be made. The famous 20th-century Rosenhan experiment proved that when it comes to diagnosing patients, doctors were...

It is no mystery that back in the day mental health institutes had some troubling practices and severe changes to the system needed to be made. The famous 20th-century Rosenhan experiment...

8 Completely Healthy People Tried To Find Out How Easy It Is To Get Admitted To A Psychiatric Asylum, Only To Realize How Hard It Is To Get Out

8 Completely Healthy People Tried To Find Out How Easy It Is To Get Admitted To A Psychiatric Asylum, Only To Realize How Hard It Is To Get Out

If you ever saw American Horror Story season 2 you might have the fear of being locked up in a psychiatric hospital, even though you are completely sane. When you think of it, it's a very irrational fear, right? You just...

If you ever saw American Horror Story season 2 you might have the fear of being locked up in a psychiatric hospital, even though you are completely sane. When you think...

This Family In Siberia Was So Isolated, They Didn’t Even Know About WWII

This Family In Siberia Was So Isolated, They Didn’t Even Know About WWII

Siberia is known to be one of the most sparsely populated regions on Earth. It is because of its harsh climate - primarily long and cold winters when the temperature on average drops to a freezing −13 °F (−25 °C). However,...

Siberia is known to be one of the most sparsely populated regions on Earth. It is because of its harsh climate - primarily long and cold winters when the temperature on...

This Woman Was The First Female To Be Honorably Discharged From The American Army After She Pretended To Be A Man

This Woman Was The First Female To Be Honorably Discharged From The American Army After She Pretended To Be A Man

There have been countless brave women throughout history, but Deborah Sampson stands out. During the time when women were not allowed to serve in the army, Deborah was eager to serve her country and found a way to do it. In...

There have been countless brave women throughout history, but Deborah Sampson stands out. During the time when women were not allowed to serve in the army, Deborah was eager to serve...

This Is How 6 Castles Across The UK Looked Before Falling Into Disrepair

This Is How 6 Castles Across The UK Looked Before Falling Into Disrepair

There is something wonderful about visiting castles. As you walk through the ruins, your imagination begins to fill in the blanks about the people who lived there, the history of the place and the architectural details that have been lost. But what...

There is something wonderful about visiting castles. As you walk through the ruins, your imagination begins to fill in the blanks about the people who lived there, the history of the place...

Bizarre 1959 ‘Cigarette Psychology’ Article Explains 9 Ways People Hold Cigarettes And What It Says About You

Bizarre 1959 ‘Cigarette Psychology’ Article Explains 9 Ways People Hold Cigarettes And What It Says About You

We all know the dangers of smoking cigarettes these days, and we don't condone it. However the 1950's were a different time, where the advertising and cultural pressure to smoke were strong. Smoking was seen as the epitome of cool and...

We all know the dangers of smoking cigarettes these days, and we don't condone it. However the 1950's were a different time, where the advertising and cultural pressure to smoke were...

19 Amazing Vintage Photos That Show How People Worked Before AutoCAD

19 Amazing Vintage Photos That Show How People Worked Before AutoCAD

Technological advances cause some professions to cease to exist, but in the case of drafting technicians, it just made their desks smaller and tidier. AutoCAD was released in 1982 and by 1994 as many as 750 training centers had been using...

Technological advances cause some professions to cease to exist, but in the case of drafting technicians, it just made their desks smaller and tidier. AutoCAD was released in 1982 and by...

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