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500-Year Old Treasure-Filled Shipwreck Discovered

Imagine cruising along the coast of Africa, in a ship laden with gold coins, copper ingots (nuggets) and elephant tusks and armed with cannons to fight off enemies. This, is the picture emerging from the artifacts in a 500-year old shipwreck found off the coast of Namibia, South Africa.

How much for that Poop?

Who would have thought that someone would pay $960 U.S. Dollars for poop?  Granted this is no ordinary poop - it's 130 million years old and came from a dinosaur living in the Jurassic Era.

102 Years Later, San Francisco Still Remembers!

On April 18, 1906 at 5.12 am, the city of San Francisco, California was awakened by a huge jolt. An earthquake that measured somewhere between 7.8 - 8.3 in magnitude, shook the ground for a full minute, resulting in one of the worst natural disasters in the history of the United States.

This Fifth-Grader Was Definitely Paying Attention in Class

Eleven-year old Kevin Stufflebeam, a fifth grader from Allegan, Michigan sure knows his historical facts. In fact, he knows them so well that he recently corrected an 18-year old mistake at the Smithsonian Institutional's Museum of Natural History in Washington.

After Superbowl Sunday - Super Duper Tuesday

Super Tuesday is the name given to the day in an election year, when a number of U.S. States hold elections simultaneously, to help decide who will be the final two candidates that will represent the Democratic and Republican Party for the Presidential elections in November.

Giant Pre-historic Tusks on Display in Greece

Tusks of a giant pre-historic mastodon found in July 2007 and measuring over 15ft each, were recently put on display at a museum in Northern Greece. In addition to the tusks, scientists also found the upper and lower jaws of the creature, with some of its teeth intact.

Try catching this rodent with a mouse trap!

Imagine an animal that was as big as a bull and looked like a cross between a hippopotamus and a guinea pig. That's what scientists believe, "Josephoartigasia Monesi" (we can't pronounce it either) looked like - except that this was no bull, but a mere rodent in the pre-historic era. Makes you wonder how big the bull was during that time.

First Map To Name America Accurately, Now On Display

The last remaining copy of a 500-year-old map of the world that first named America accurately is going on display at the Library of Congress, in Washington D.C., starting December 13th.

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