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A family photo that shows a little girl beside her father and his fellow soldiers in uniform as they prepare to go to war. Four-year-old Paige Bennethum really, really didn’t want her daddy to go to Iraq. So much so, that when Army Reservist Staff Sgt. Brett Bennethum lined up in formation at his deployment this July, she couldn’t let go. No one had the heart to pull her away.

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Gunkanjima is a deserted island of concrete that is slowly crumbling away on Japan's west coast. Meaning 'Battleship Island' in English, Gunkanjima's real name is Hashima and it is one of 505 uninhabited islands in the Nagasaki Prefecture, about 15 kilometres from Nagasaki itself. It earned its nickname due to its resemblance to a military warship.

Tombstone, Arizona. Silver Nugget Bed and Breakfast, where I spent part of my honeymoon. Directly across the street from the famous Birdcage Theater.

The riddle of Mark Twain's passion for Joan of Arc

Fort Ord, Monterey, California. Once a busy Army base.

  • Sieglinde Fleenor

    can't believe I lived there and taught there...once beautiful place. We lived close to Seaside and at night we could hear the waves crashing against the shore.

  • Rosemary Couto

    We lived in the old housing--Attu Road. You could see the ocean across Highway 1 from our backyard. My dad and I explored the "ruins" of Fort Ord several times. Fascinating but depressing. They use some of the old buildings for the fire department to practice on.

  • Betty Masterson-Kirk

    Lived here for four years as a very little girl. Still go back to visit. Sad to see it this way now.

  • Connie Santos

    We lived on the Marina side.

Russian Women's Death Battalion, World War I. Attempted to defend the Winter Palace against the Bolshevics. According to a journalist at the time, "Some of the girl soldiers had been thrown from the windows...most of the rest had been violated, and many had committed suicide as a result of the horrors they had gone through." The claims were disputed. Some were captured during the attack of the palace. The leader fled the United States upon her release.

The 13 Craziest Things Ever Used As Medicine (In America).

Catherine of Aragon. First wife of Henry VIII. She produced no living male heirs, and the king divorced her in order to marry Anne Boleyn. Unlike Anne, Catherine was lucky enough to die of natural causes (most likely cancer).

Joan of Arc. Led the French armies to victory as a teenager and was later burned at the stake. One amazing girl.

A beautiful picture of a historic site, Hever Castle in Kent, England the childhood home of the famous Boleyn sisters. Now open to the public.

Calvary Cemetery, St. Louis, MO. Dred Scott, Tennessee Williams, and General Sherman are buried here.

The underground city of Seattle...some of the original city is underneath the current city. Fascinating! And open for tours...

Charles II of Spain. His family tree is a circle.

Wiki List of famous historical figures believed to have been autistic or on the autism spectrum. Some notables--Einstein, Thomas Jefferson, Darwin, Emily Dickinson, and Mozart. Many others included. Very interesting.

Nice things to say about Attila the Hun...interesting article

Hatshepsut--the queen who would be king! My nerd is showing, but that's okay. :)

Artist's reconstruction of one of the European mummies found in China (she's over 4000 years old)...amazing

Wurzburg Castle, overlooking the Main River in Germany.

The ruins of Burg Trutzeltz (ca 1300), near Burg Eltz. Walking through the ruins was amazing, even if the bees in the chimney were terrifying.