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It’s a Plane, It’s a Van, It’s the Flying Flamingo

Gino Lucci is used to getting double takes when he hits the road in his custom motorhome. After all, how ...
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How 1916’s Matawan Man-Eater Made Us Afraid of Sharks Today

From every year’s Shark Week programming to bull sharks swimming in the streets of Fort Myers, Florida, after Hurricane Ian, ...
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‘The Greatest Beer Run Ever’ is Actually A Sobering War Movie

“Full Metal Jacket,” “Saving Private Ryan” and “Apocalypse Now” are a handful of titles that surface during discussions about movies ...
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9 Facts About Native American Tribes

Since time immemorial, Native Americans have lived on this continent, from the northern reaches of Alaska to the Gulf Coast ...
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9 Facts About Native American Tribes

Since time immemorial, Native Americans have lived on this continent, from the northern reaches of Alaska to the Gulf Coast ...
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Vietnam War Armored Cavalry in Photos

The 11th Armored Cavalry “Blackhorse” Regiment traces its origins to the 11th Cavalry Regiment, formed in 1901. After a series ...
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How American Revolutionaries Ran This Wealthy British Loyalist Family Out of Philadelphia

Fists banged on Grace Galloway’s front door early on the morning of Thursday, August 20, 1778. From the entryway where ...
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How American Revolutionaries Ran This Wealthy British Loyalist Family Out of Philadelphia

Fists banged on Grace Galloway’s front door early on the morning of Thursday, August 20, 1778. From the entryway where ...
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The Maryland Town That Became One Big Civil War Hospital

In September 1862, the war descended on Frederick, Md., en masse, as troops from both sides tramped through its streets ...
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Upcycling in the past: Viking beadmakers’ secrets revealed

The Viking Age bead makers were more advanced than previously believed. A new interdisciplinary study shows that around year 700 ...
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The fall of Slobodan Milosevic

On 5 October 2000, protests in the Yugoslav capital Belgrade spiralled into an attack on the parliament building. Hours later ...
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The release of Gilad Shalit

On 18 October 2011, Israeli solider Gilad Shalit was freed after spending over five years in captivity in Gaza. His ...
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The funk and soul club that changed Manchester

In 1962, Nigerian man Phil Magbotiwan opened a brand new nightclub in Manchester, England. In part because of his own ...
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Dassler brothers’ rift

In 1948, brothers Adi and Rudi Dassler who lived in a small German town fell out. They went on to ...
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Episode 199: Nee Blinky

The Memory Palace is a proud member of Radiotopia from PRX. Music Sunset Village by Group Listening Winter Memory by ...
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The Rise of the Guinea Pigs

The Minnesota Starvation Experiment could never be done today. No scientist could get permission to starve 36 healthy people for ...
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The raising of the Mary Rose

It’s 40 years since a wrecked English Tudor warship was brought back to the surface. On 11 October 1982, 60 ...
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Castrating Pablo Escobar’s hippos

When drug kingpin Pablo Escobar died in 1993 having built a billion dollar cocaine empire, he left behind a zoo ...
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The power of Jomo Kenyatta

In the 1970s, Sharad Rao was Kenya’s assistant director of public prosecutions, working closely with Kenyan leader Jomo Kenyatta who ...
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Festival of Light

In September 1971, Christians from all over the UK held the Nationwide Festival of Light to protest against what they ...
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Greenness and UK Environmental Challenges – Professor Carolyn Roberts

The world faces environmental challenges from global to local levels. Well-rehearsed but impenetrable issues, include the increased likelihood of damage to life and infrastructure from climate change; carbon management policies ...
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Keep it Short

J S Bach Magnificat The art of being succinct is not one always associated with the works of Bach; in his compact setting of the Magnificat he employs economy and ...
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Joseph Haydn, Op 76 No 1 in G major

Haydn's Op. 76, the last set of six quartets he composed, are generally recognised as the pinnacle of his writing in the genre. They were completed in 1796-7 and published ...
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Current Trends in European and Middle Eastern Mortality

Speakers present the current ‘state-of-the-art’ of mortality studies in the UK, Europe and beyond, with consideration to the influence of Graunt ...
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Why we see what we do

The visual system has developed to allow us to navigate in a complex and dangerous world in order to find food and to avoid danger. This survival system works by ...
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Haydn in London – London: The place to be seen and heard

This concert will explore Haydn's visit to London and recreate the type of programme what would have been heard at the legendary Salomon Concerts in Hanover Square. Salomon was instrumental ...
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The London Accord Spring Conference – Climate Change: Structuring Cleantech Investment

THE LONDON ACCORD SPRING CONFERENCE Climate Change: Structuring Cleantech Investment The Conference will address issues related to the development of investment instruments for infrastructure and the low carbon economy. Keynote ...
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Remember Me

Memorability is sometimes achieved by the simple technique of repetition, in addition to more high-flown inspiration. Some of the simplest sustaining devices of great music are ground bass, ostinato or ...
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Bach’s Orgelbuchlein (‘Little Organ Book’) – Richard Townend

Bach's title page to the Orgelbüchlein reads: "Little organ book in which guidance is given to an inquiring organist in how to accomplish a chorale [prelude] in all kinds of ...
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