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The Wit and Wisdom of Ancient Jewish Graffiti
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The Wit and Wisdom of Ancient Jewish Graffiti

Researchers in the field have uncovered related messages ranging from "Lasius is a pervert" to “Good luck in your resurrection.”
May 24, 2018
How Ceiling Fans Helped Slaves Eavesdrop on Plantation Owners
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How Ceiling Fans Helped Slaves Eavesdrop on Plantation Owners

The punkahs of the Antebellum era served many purposes.
May 14, 2018
Louis Comfort Tiffany's Little-Known Forays Into Judaica
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Louis Comfort Tiffany's Little-Known Forays Into Judaica

The stained-glass artist created mosaics, menorahs, and bronze synagogue doors.
November 07, 2017
The Art of James Castle, Created With Spit, Scraps, and Soot
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The Art of James Castle, Created With Spit, Scraps, and Soot

He hid his sketches, made with DIY supplies, in the nooks and crannies of the family home.
September 27, 2017
These Simulated War-Zone Villages Train U.S. Soldiers for Deployment
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These Simulated War-Zone Villages Train U.S. Soldiers for Deployment

Pretend streets, fake wounds, and actors playing snipers all add to the immersive experience.
August 23, 2017
Hunting for Famous Architects' Forgotten Design-School Projects
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Hunting for Famous Architects' Forgotten Design-School Projects

These drawings and models show where hallmark styles were born.
June 20, 2017
This Mechanical 19th-Century 'Clock of America' Animates U.S. History
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This Mechanical 19th-Century 'Clock of America' Animates U.S. History

It features a procession of tiny presidents and a light-up Statue of Liberty.
June 13, 2017
Does it Even Matter if These Vintage Vampire-Killing Kits Are Real?
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Does it Even Matter if These Vintage Vampire-Killing Kits Are Real?

They're pretty covetable regardless.
May 10, 2017
There Are People Who Pay Thousands for the Empty Pill Bottles of Dead Celebrities
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There Are People Who Pay Thousands for the Empty Pill Bottles of Dead Celebrities

Stars in question have included Elvis, Truman Capote, Michael Jackson, and Marilyn Monroe.
May 05, 2017
The Nazi Board Games of World War II
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The Nazi Board Games of World War II

These relics of wartime propaganda and anti-Semitism were designed for playtime.
April 27, 2017