"Gold is a pretty metal, soft and easy to work with for artists and with some interesting electrical properties, but otherwise rather useless other than as a symbol of wealth and power. If an alien race wanted to conquer the Earth (although one has to wonder what there could possibly be here on Earth worth the trouble) all they would have to do is start handing out 500 pounds of gold to every living human being and the financial/political foundations of our civilization would crumble overnight. I am not convinced that would be a bad thing in the long term" -- Michael Rivero

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Pro-Palestinian student protests continue to spread across US universities, including at Columbia, UT-Austin, USC, Harvard and more. 

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In the post-World War II era, the automotive industry was a center of innovation and opportunity.

With the American public clamoring for new vehicles and new technologies and materials readily available from wartime developments, the time was ripe for bold ideas, no matter how unconventional they might seem.

One such idea came from the creative mind of Indiana-based used car salesman Glenn Gordon "Gary" Davis.

Taking inspiration from the custom designs of renowned IndyCar designer Frank Kurtis, Davis introduced the Davis Divan, a luxurious three-wheeler.

This futuristic car with a fuel-efficient aluminum body and huge bench seat was marketed as a revolutionary concept that promised a glimpse of the automotive future, all at an affordable price of just $1,000.
 

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The animal kingdom is a vast and diverse group of creatures, many of which we will never get a chance to see up close. Thankfully, we have plenty of photos of the world's strangest animals to show you what you've been missing. Whether you're curious about the strange fish that live in the depths of the open ocean, or the nocturnal creatures that live in the trees of Africa, we've got you covered.


 

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In today's world, we are well aware of the dangers of radium and the deadly dangers of radiation. But there was a time when radium was revered as a wonder substance that was believed to have health benefits.

 

In the early 20th century, radium paint began to be used on many household items without thinking.
 

However, this changed when factory workers, who were often exposed to radium paint, began falling ill and dying.

 

These workers, known as the Radium Girls, often became victims of radiation poisoning while others fought against it. Ultimately they won, but had to pay a heavy price for this victory.
 

When radium was first discovered, it was believed to have health benefits. Radioactive treatments were popular, and the harmful effects of radium were not yet understood.

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Step into a captivating journey through the annals of history, where we explore the most unique and surprising stories left behind by time. From mysterious automatons to explosive maritime accidents, each story highlights the unusual, the unexpected, and the utterly bizarre moments that have shaped our world. Join us as we uncover these captivating narratives, highlighting the strange and wondrous aspects of our shared human heritage. Prepare yourself for an adventure through the strangest corners of history, where the extraordinary and the inexplicable take center stage.


 

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Landlords are being sued for using illegal price-fixing to drive up rents across the country. They allegedly conspired with RealPage, a tech company, to use non-public data to artificially inflate rents. Rents have spiked by 26% since the pandemic.

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Take off your shoes and step back to an era when resilience was forged in the furnace of hardship and character was defined by unwavering values. The "Greatest Generation" refers to those who came of age during the Great Depression and went on to fight in World War II. Their experiences shaped the core of what it means to embody strength, sacrifice, and commitment. We'll also explore why these qualities – once so prevalent – seem to be less common in today's world.

 

From the depths of economic despair to the battlefields of global conflict, he epitomized courage, determination and a deep sense of duty. Join us as we delve deeper into the timeless qualities of this remarkable group and consider how their legacy continues to inspire and guide us in an ever-changing world. Welcome to a tribute to the enduring spirit of the Greatest Generation.


 

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One-time outlaw Francisco "Pancho" Villa became one of the most famous generals of the Mexican Revolution and earned a reputation as a champion of the underprivileged.
 

His story is an interesting blend of rebellion, heroism and the constant pursuit of justice for the poor.
 

The Mexican Revolution broke out in 1910, overthrowing the dictatorship of Porfirio Díaz. However, the outcome was unsettling.
 

Francisco Madero, the leader of the revolution, succeeded Díaz as president, but in 1913 he was assassinated by former ally-turned-enemy Victoriano Huerta.
 

This incident escalated the conflict, with various rebel groups vying for power. One such group was the División del Norte, led by Pancho Villa.

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