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Fans Build LEGO Battle of Waterloo With 2,134 Minifigs

The Battle of Waterloo, where Napoleon was defeated by an Anglo-allied force and the Prussian army, was fought 200 years ago. To commemorate the anniversary of one of the most famous battles in history, a group of LEGO enthusiasts decided to make a blocky version of the battle, as big and accurate as possible. » 8/26/15 9:00am 8/26/15 9:00am

A Board Game’s Idea Of The Moon Landing, 14 Years Before It Happened

The oldest toy I own is a board game called Careers. It’s set 14 years before Apollo 11 landed on the moon in 1969, yet it includes a moon expedition mission. It’s a curious artifact — a look into a previous generation’s dreams and ambitions, when space exploration was still an unknown intangible. Our dreams, however,… » 8/16/15 12:00pm 8/16/15 12:00pm

10 Silly Hats That People Used To Take Incredibly Seriously

From the Smurfs to the Wicked Witch of the West, our favorite stories contain an amazing number of silly hats. And these haven’t just sprung into existence thanks to drunk costume designers, but come from history — be it military or millinery. Here are 10 ridiculous hats that were incredibly important in the past. » 6/04/15 2:15pm 6/04/15 2:15pm

Mystery Woman Casually Recycled a $200,000 Vintage Apple-1 Computer

One woman’s trash is literally everyone else’s super-expensive, rare $200,000 piece of computer history. Most of the time, recycled electronics are too crappy to sell on Craigslist. But one California e-recycling center recently received one of the most coveted gadgets ever: A genuine Apple-1 computer. » 6/01/15 5:30am 6/01/15 5:30am

The 10 Weirdest Things That People Once Used As Status Symbols

A visitor from 100 years ago would be confused by our selfies and our strange toys — but they would understand the need to show off. Throughout history, people have had status symbols. Sometimes, these things have been gold and jewels. But sometimes, they’re a bit weirder. Here are 10 bizarre status symbols from the… » 5/19/15 2:48pm 5/19/15 2:48pm

The Six Most Terrifying Serial Killer Families In History

Couples who kill together — Fred and Rosemary West, Karla Homolka and Paul Bernardo, David and Catherine Birnie — get plenty of ink. But what about siblings and larger family groups whose shared viciousness leads them into committing horrifying crimes? Read on for six especially nasty examples. » 5/18/15 5:35pm 5/18/15 5:35pm

7 Ways That People Died Trying To Become Immortal

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Would you risk your life if you thought it might mean extending it? Would you die now if you thought you could be revived at some point in the future? Here are cases of people who went to extremes for immortality or their very own fountains of youth — and killed themselves in the process. » 3/17/15 1:34pm 3/17/15 1:34pm