The Berlin Wall was built on August 13, 1961. Photo caption: An East German soldier helps a young boy cross the barbed wire which was a marker for where the Berlin wall would soon be built. The guard was caught and punished.

The Berlin Wall was built on August 13, 1961. Photo caption: An East German soldier helps a young boy cross the barbed wire which was a marker for where the Berlin wall would soon be built. The guard was caught and punished.

The heads on Easter Island have bodies; cool archaeological discovery in 2012

The heads on Easter Island have bodies; cool archaeological discovery in 2012

The famous abandoned mansion "Villa de Vecchi" in Italy.  Known as "the ghost mansion" by the kids.  Via Fabrice79 on Flickr.

The famous abandoned mansion "Villa de Vecchi" in Italy. Known as "the ghost mansion" by the kids. Via Fabrice79 on Flickr.

The 4000 year old clay tablet containing the story of the Ark and the flood stands on display at the British Museum in London...

The 4000 year old clay tablet containing the story of the Ark and the flood stands on display at the British Museum in London...

vast underground network of tunnels beneath Greystone Psychiatric Hospital, New jersey

vast underground network of tunnels beneath Greystone Psychiatric Hospital, New jersey

Geli Raubal and Adolf Hitler. Geli was his neice (half sister's daughter). They were romantically involved from when she was 17 until her suicide when she was 23, ostensibly because she couldn't take his controlling nature anymore.

Geli Raubal and Adolf Hitler. Geli was his neice (half sister's daughter). They were romantically involved from when she was 17 until her suicide when she was 23, ostensibly because she couldn't take his controlling nature anymore.

The Big and the Small of It    This is an old, undated photograph of Martin Van Buren Bates and two unidentified dwarfs. Mr. Bates, who stood 7'5" tall, was born in Kentucky to normal sized parents. During the United States Civil War, he served as a soldier in the Confederate Army. Union soldiers spoke of a giant of a Confederate soldier who was as "large as five soldiers and fought like fifty."

The Big and the Small of It This is an old, undated photograph of Martin Van Buren Bates and two unidentified dwarfs. Mr. Bates, who stood 7'5" tall, was born in Kentucky to normal sized parents. During the United States Civil War, he served as a soldier in the Confederate Army. Union soldiers spoke of a giant of a Confederate soldier who was as "large as five soldiers and fought like fifty."

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