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Thoughts on history and culture.

Civilizers or conquerors? The first missionaries to Hawaii.

The rather dour-looking faces you see at the top of this article are regarded in many ways as the "pioneers" of Hawaii. They were among the very first Europeans (or people of European stock) to...

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Pan-American World Airways: the rise and fall of a 20th century cultural icon.

Seventy-three years ago, on January 6, 1947, Pan-American World Airways offered its very first around-the-world airline ticket. In that heady time just after World War II you could fly on a...

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Face/Off? The squirrely legend of Mark Hamill's car crash.

This article was originally published on SeanMunger.com in July 2013.

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The header image for this article, of course, is of Mark Hamill, Luke...

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"The Man Who Saw Tomorrow": the movie that ruined Nostradamus.

Have you heard of a "seer" or "prophet" named Nostradamus? Chances are pretty good that you have. What do you know about him? If you're like most people, probably not much more than this: he lived...

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Disappeared: Malcolm "Mac" Graham, and the "Palmyra Curse."

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Forty-five years ago today, on August 30, 1974, at least one and probably two grisly murders occurred in one of the most faraway locales on...

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A salute to Michael Collins: the guy who didn't walk on the Moon.

As I'm sure you're aware with all the commemorations, today is the 50th anniversary of the landing of Apollo 11 on the Moon, arguably one of the finest achievements in human history. I'm sure...

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A cruel distortion of history: No, Hitler was not a leftist.

On the previous incarnation of this blog I published an article (which I will re-post again) about the history and implications of the wave of suicides in Germany in the spring of 1945, during the...

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What a nightmare sounds like: the Jonestown "Death Tape."

Today is a very grim anniversary. Forty years ago today, on November 18, 1978, nearly a thousand members of a religious group called the People's Temple, most of them Americans, died in a...

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Fool’s Gold: why there’s no treasure in the Oak Island “Money Pit.” [Part IV] (UPDATED!)

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This article, originally published in August 2017, has been updated in November 2018. Scroll to the end for the update.

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Fool’s Gold: why there’s no treasure in the Oak Island “Money Pit.” [Part III]

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This article is third in a series on the mysterious “treasure pit” of Oak Island, Nova Scotia, where people have been conducting...

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