"I am a firm believer in the people. If given the truth, they can be depended upon to meet any national crisis. The great point is to bring them the real facts." -- Abraham Lincoln, American president, 1861-1865

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Davis Divan: Remembering the 1948 Three-Wheeled Sedan Dubbed the 'Ultimate Car Of The Future' jainshrey

In the post-World War II era, the automotive industry was a center of innovation and opportunity.

With the American public clamoring for new vehicles and new technologies and materials readily available from wartime developments, the time was ripe for bold ideas, no matter how unconventional they might seem.

One such idea came from the creative mind of Indiana-based used car salesman Glenn Gordon "Gary" Davis.

The animal kingdom is a vast and diverse group of creatures, many of which we will never get a chance to see up close. Thankfully, we have plenty of photos of the world's strangest animals to show you what you've been missing. Whether you're curious about the strange fish that live in the depths of the open ocean, or the nocturnal creatures that live in the trees of Africa, we've got you covered.


 

In today's world, we are well aware of the dangers of radium and the deadly dangers of radiation. But there was a time when radium was revered as a wonder substance that was believed to have health benefits.

 

In the early 20th century, radium paint began to be used on many household items without thinking.
 

However, this changed when factory workers, who were often exposed to radium paint, began falling ill and dying.

 

Take off your shoes and step back to an era when resilience was forged in the furnace of hardship and character was defined by unwavering values. The "Greatest Generation" refers to those who came of age during the Great Depression and went on to fight in World War II. Their experiences shaped the core of what it means to embody strength, sacrifice, and commitment. We'll also explore why these qualities – once so prevalent – seem to be less common in today's world.

 

One-time outlaw Francisco "Pancho" Villa became one of the most famous generals of the Mexican Revolution and earned a reputation as a champion of the underprivileged.
 

His story is an interesting blend of rebellion, heroism and the constant pursuit of justice for the poor.
 

The Mexican Revolution broke out in 1910, overthrowing the dictatorship of Porfirio Díaz. However, the outcome was unsettling.
 

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The Guardian on Papua New Guinea Cannibalism: People Were Eaten 'Out of Respect' ChrisMenahan

The Guardian is pushing back against President Joe Biden's anti-cannibal bigotry.

 In February 1869, two British prospectors, John Deason and Richard Oates, were digging for gold in central Victoria, Australia, when their ax struck something hard very close to the surface. When Deason bent down to examine the large stone he thought was in the way, he found an enormous gold nugget – the largest nugget that anyone had ever seen, and ever would see. The length of the nugget was two feet and width was about one foot.


 

In June 1867, James Glaisher, an English astronomer and meteorologist, and an avid balloonist, was floating over Paris in a balloon when he entered an area of dense cloud:

This was not the first time Glaisher had heard music while flying through the clouds. Five years ago, Glaisher took off in a balloon over the city of Wolverhampton, England. At an altitude of 12,700 feet, he clearly heard a band playing music.