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The World Wide Web Turns 25 This Week

The World Wide Web Turns 25 This Week

By Zach Walton March 11, 2014

In 1989, Sir Tim Berners-Lee turned on the World Wide Web. Since then, it has become one of the most pervasive technologies ever created. In fact, one could argue that it’s the most important invention in human history. To celebrate …

Tila Tequila: “Hitler Was A Good Man” Tila Tequila: “Hitler Was A Good Man”
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Take what you will from Tila Tequila – a former car model, MySpace celebrity, and reality TV show host. She’s made a video and blog post exposing the Illuminati, the secret organization that (supposedly) controls the world. Both Larry King …

Assassin's Creed IV Gets Dissected By Historians Assassin's Creed IV Gets Dissected By Historians

One of the biggest selling points of Ubisoft’s Assassin’s Creed series is how it recreates historical events and locations and lets you live them in the game. You may be wondering, however, just how accurate these recreations are. Well, that’s …

Steve Jobs’ Old House Now a Historical Site Steve Jobs’ Old House Now a Historical Site

2066 Crist Drive, Los Altos has now been officially designated as a “historical resource.” The house (and more importantly, its garage) is better known as the place where Apple Computers was founded. Back in 1976, the home of Paul and …

New Pollen Study Reveals What Happened in Bronze Age New Pollen Study Reveals What Happened in Bronze Age

The New York Times reported that a recent study of pollen may explain the sudden collapse of what were, at the time, highly successful civilizations like the Egyptians, the Babylonians, and the Hittites. 3200 years in the distant past, Tel …

VICE And Ubisoft Produced A Pirate Documentary VICE And Ubisoft Produced A Pirate Documentary

VICE is known for its brutal news documentaries that take place in some of the most dangerous places on earth. In other words, they’re no stranger to the worst humanity has to offer. Some of the worst humans ever to …

Hog Hammock Slave Community Faces High Taxes Hog Hammock Slave Community Faces High Taxes
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The tiny community of Hog Hammock on Sapelo Island in Georgia is one of the earliest freed slave settlements, and it is still home to descendants of the original owners. That may change though, as the Gullah-Geechee people in the …

Steve Jobs' Old Home Could Become Historical Site Steve Jobs' Old Home Could Become Historical Site
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We all know the story of Apple Computer, and how the company was formed in Steve Jobs’ parents’ garage back in 1976. It was an important moment in the tech world for sure, and now the garage (and the house …

Here's Everything You Need To Know About Video Games Here's Everything You Need To Know About Video Games

Kids (and adults) absolutely love video games. Whether they be on consoles, PC or mobile, people love the interactive nature of video games. Unfortunately, many of those new to video games don’t have quite as much of an appreciation for …

1912 Eighth Grade Exam Yields Clues To Our Past 1912 Eighth Grade Exam Yields Clues To Our Past
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Ever wonder what your great-grandparents were learning about in school? A history museum in Kentucky might have some answers for you. An exam which was taken by eighth-grade students in 1912 was recently donated to the Bullit County History Museum, …

Schindler's List  Is Now for Sale on eBay Schindler's List Is Now for Sale on eBay

If you’re a history buff with a few million dollars sitting around, you can buy one of the most famous lists in history – on eBay. Schindler’s List, or the List of Schindlerjuden, is now up for auction on the …

Watch This Never-Before-Seen Steve Jobs Interview Watch This Never-Before-Seen Steve Jobs Interview

Computer historians go through a lot of effort to make sure we don’t forget what came before us. That’s incredibly hard to do, however, as the computers and systems from the 80s and 90s are becoming increasingly harder to maintain. …

600-Year-Old Coin Found on Kenyan Island 600-Year-Old Coin Found on Kenyan Island
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A team of archaeologists has found a 600-year-old Chinese coin that was buried on the Kenyan island of Manda. Researchers say the find proves China and Africa were trading before European countries began their expansion across the globe. “This finding …

Google Adds New Exhibitions To Cultural Institute Google Adds New Exhibitions To Cultural Institute

Last summer, Google launched the World Wonders Project as part of the Google Cultural Institute. In October, the company announced the addition of 42 new historical online exhibitions to the Institute. Last month, Google helped bring Genesis and the Ten …

Google Puts Genesis And The Ten Commandments Online Google Puts Genesis And The Ten Commandments Online

Google announced today that it is helping bring 5,000 images of scroll fragments from the Dead Sea Scrolls online by providing Google Storage, App Engine, Maps, YouTube and Google image technology to the Leon Levy Dead Sea Scrolls Digital Library. …

Over 30 Years Of Nintendo History In 2 Minutes Over 30 Years Of Nintendo History In 2 Minutes

As far as game companies go, Nintendo has been around the longest. It was founded in 1889 as a hanafuda card company. The company moved to video games in the mid-70s, and the rest is history. That history is the …

Google Helps Bring More History Online Google Helps Bring More History Online

Today, Google announced that it has helped to bring 42 new historical exhibitions online as part of the Google Cultural Institute. This includes stories put together from seventeen partners including museums and cultural foundations, who have compiled letters, manuscripts, video …