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Time travel will be invented in the year 2025. How do we know? Because that is the year that this delightful lady claimed to have traveled from. In the year 1898, according the contemporary reports, Alexandria Alexis appeared 'as if from nowhere' and took New York society by storm. Some fawned over her while others claimed she was insane. This debate was however rendered moot when, on New Year's Eve 1899, she simply disappeared...

The Chicago police labeled her “more dangerous than a thousand rioters.” For almost 70 years, Lucy Parsons fought for the rights of the poor and disenfranchised in the face of an increasingly oppressive industrial economic system. Her radical activism challenged the racist and sexist sentiment in a time when it was assumed that women were biologically determined to stay at home barefoot and pregnant.

the curious case of a real-life Benjamin Button, with a twist. A Brazilian woman, who has neither aged, nor is getting any younger. Born on May 7, 1981, Maria Audete do Nascimento still has the body of a baby.

The Nefertiti Bust is a 3300-year-old painted limestone bust of Nefertiti, the Great Royal Wife of the Egyptian Pharaoh Akhenaten. It is believed to have been crafted in 1345 BC by the sculptor Thutmose.

Harry McShane, of Cincinnati. 16 years old on June 29, 1908. Had his left arm pulled off near shoulder, and right leg broken through kneecap by being caught on belt of a machine in Spring Works factory in May 1908. Had been working there more than 2 years. Was on his feet for first time after the accident the day this photo was taken. He died in Cincinnati one month short of his 86th birthday. Despite his injuries and disability, he worked for the railroad for many years. by Lewis Wickes…

Cadet Kristin Baker has a Huckleberry Finn look to her, but don't be fooled. She shattered tradition at an unlikely place, the military academy at West Point, New York, which first admitted women in 1976. Thirteen years later, she was selected Brigade Commander and First Captain of the Corps of Cadets, titles she shared with Robert E Lee and Douglas MacArthur.

Survivors of the Titanic, photographed from the Carpathia. 100 years after the tragedy, we are taking a look back at the Titanic sinking, in an article by Jeff Nilsson entitled, "The Inevitable Tragedy of the Titanic."

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Grand Hall Siberia (Гранд-холл «Сибирь»)

For 40 Years, This Russian Family Was Cut Off From All Human Contact, Unaware of World War II....A MUST READ.

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'Rasputin Was My Neighbor' And Other True Tales Of Time Travel

1956, the game show I've Got A Secret, host Garry Moore brought on 96-year-old Samuel Seymour. Here's his secret: He was sitting in Ford's theater the night Lincoln was shot. He was 5 years old and remembered John Wilkes Booth bounding from Lincoln's box onto the stage. Here he is on television, describing what he saw.

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The Last Surviving Civil War Veterans? Yeah, Not So Much

1959. This is 116 years old Walter Williams in his bed. He was the very last civil war veteran.

Photo of the “Llullaillaco Maiden”, a 15 year old girl sacrificed during the Inca Empire for both purposes of religious rite and social control. She was chosen a year prior to her death, fed a ritualistic diet for an approximate twelve months to make her gain weight, then was drugged and left on the shrine at Volcano Llullaillaco, where she was left to die of exposure. For five hundred years, her body had been preserved at 82 ft. She is considered to be the best preserved Andean mummy ever…

On Monday, December 13, 1920, it’s reported that brothers Jason and Jimmy Garret found a “treasure map” stuck to a tree with a knife. Based on their parent’s account, the boys weren’t believed and were promptly sent outside. The above picture was slipped under the front door of the Garret farmhouse one year later. No map was ever found and neither boy was ever seen again.

Notorious transvestites who scandalised London in 1870, Fanny & Stella. The day after their arrest, the ladies arrived sensationally at Bow Street magistrates court where nearly 1,000 people gathered to watch them be taken inside. The two men spent 4 months in jail awaiting trial, and if convicted, their sentence would be between 10 years and life in prison. But despite the fact that their apartment had been under surveillance for a year, the prosecution case was weak and the men were…

Miners in South Africa have been digging up mysterious metal spheres. Origin unknown, these spheres measure approximately an inch or so in diameter, and some are etched with three parallel grooves running around the equator. The kicker is that the rock in which they where found is Precambrian - and dated to 2.8 billion years old! Who made them and for what purpose is unknown.

Rare photo of Helen Keller and her teacher, Anne Sullivan, found nearly 120 years after it was taken. Shot in July 1888, possibly the earliest photo of the two women together.

Olive Oatman - “The first white tattooed woman in the history of the United States.”- I personally will NOT state that this is the first tattooed lady, but this is what they have listed for the image.