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100 Years On The Lincoln Highway

Today we are used to super highways with convenient truck stops, rest stops, smoothly paved surfaces for high speed vehicles with heat, air conditioning, cruise control, adjustable heated and cooled seats, sound systems, GPS, cell phones and so many modern conveniences that travel is a breeze.

But it wasn't always that way.

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A Quick Look At The History Of Christmas Holiday Traditions [VIDEO]

Have you ever been curious where certain Christmas Holiday Traditions came from? Well, the good folks over at Buzzfeed have blessed us with a little minute and half video that highlights the history of some of the most celebrated X-mas traditions.

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42 Years Ago Today, A Song Was Born Because of This Casino Fire [Music]

On this day in 1971, during a Frank Zappa and The Mothers of Invention concert in Montreux, Switzerland, the Casino burned to the ground. Richie Blackmore and Deep Purple immortalized the tragedy quite nicely, in their song “Smoke on the Water

 

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Drunken Rocker Arrested For Waving Gun At Elvis’s Home 37 Years Ago Today

On this date in 1976, Rocker Jerry Lee Lewis was arrested outside Graceland in Memphis for public drunkenness and waving a pistol and demanding to see "The King."

 

The guard at the gate called the police and there was some talk that Elvis watched the arrest go down on his closed circuit monitors in the house, 37 years ago today.

 

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Wyo History Website Celebrates Official Roll-Out

A website dedicated to the History of Wyoming is hoping to grab the attention of "everyone" with its official roll-out.

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Researchers Find Jamestown Colonists Practiced Cannibalism

There was a time when cannibalism was alive and well in America, as researchers recently discovered the remains of Jamestown settlers that indicate colonists may have had to resort to such despicable tactics

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History Developing ‘Sons of Liberty’ Series, Let the ‘Sons of Anarchy’ Jokes Begin

History has carved out quite a presence in the world of original scripted series this past year, between the Emmy wins of 'Hatfields & McCoys,' the breakout success of 'The Bible' and a season 2 renewal for 'Vikings,' and now the historical network has added yet another buzz-worthy mini-series to its development slate. History has officially announced 'Sons of Liberty,' a new Revolutionary War drama following some of America's most integral figures, but will the drama prove as monumental as history itself?

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Who Invented The Electric Guitar? – Hump Day History [VIDEO]

My buddy and I will have this argument every time we see each other. While I always argue that Les Paul invented the first electric guitar, I'm wrong. Les Paul put together the first solid body electric in 19

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Where Did Hot Dogs Come From? – Hump Day History

In honor of the MLB's opening week, I thought we'd take a look at one of America's favorite ball park foods, the hot dog!

While most people think of Germany or Austria when it comes to sausages, they actually are thought to have originated in China, as far back as 589 B

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History of April Fools’ Day

There are quite a few "theories", but not a lot of actual facts surrounding the history of April Fools' Day (also known as All Fools' Day). What is factual? Well, the first day of April, although not a national or worldwide "recognized" holiday, is still a time of year were many countries share light-hearted jokes or pranks amongst the population.

One possible account of April Fools' lore, is d

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Why Do We Say “Bless You” And “Gesundheit” When Someone Sneezes? – Hump Day History

 

Someone sneezes, and you automatically respond with “Bless You” or “Gesundheit”. This happens millions of times every day, but most of us have no idea why we are saying it, or what it even means.

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BOOM! 5 Exploding Animals Bombs Throughout History

No no, this is an animal photobomb, not a a regular animal bomb. It's still one of the best things that we've ever seen, but it's not what we came here to talk about.

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