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How the Queen became the Most Powerful Piece in Chess
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The March 5, 1877 inauguration of Hayes was merely for show. Though the public didn't know it, he was already their president.

The Top-Secret Inauguration of Rutherford B. Hayes

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01/20/2017 at 16:01. Facebook
People are still torn over the belief that the ninth president died of pneumonia after not wearing a coat to his inauguration.

Did William Henry Harrison Really Die of Pneumonia?

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01/20/2017 at 15:15. Facebook
What happened to the flags we planted on the moon?
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01/20/2017 at 15:01. Facebook
A gigantic cloud swept across the Great Plains. It was 1000 miles long and blew at speeds up to 100 miles per hour.

Black Sunday: The Storm That Gave Us the Dust Bowl

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01/20/2017 at 14:31. Facebook
Transform your mug into a miniature Loch Ness.

This Baby Nessie Tea Infuser Makes Tea Time Adorable

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01/20/2017 at 14:01. Facebook
It’s the only known copy of the print job that secured Franklin a full-time job in the professional printing industry he would later dominate.

Ben Franklin’s First Print Job on Display at the University of Pennsylvania

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01/20/2017 at 13:41. Facebook
From drunk VPs to poisoned pigeons, anything can happen on Inauguration Day.

35 Fascinating Facts About Presidential Inaugurations

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01/20/2017 at 13:21. Facebook
Why the tomato is legally a vegetable.
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01/20/2017 at 13:01. Facebook
Everyone ignores them. Why are those numbers there anyway?

The Reason for Those Last Four Digits on ZIP Codes

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01/20/2017 at 12:11. Facebook
This one-of-a-kind shelving unit proves that inspiration can come from simply stepping outside your front door.

Fallen Tree Branch Is Repurposed Into Beautifully Unconventional Shelving

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01/20/2017 at 10:15. Facebook
The first thing Lamborghini made wasn't nearly as hip
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A closer look at America’s most maligned fruit.

Why Do Prunes Make You Poop?

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01/20/2017 at 07:31. Facebook
After a sweet plea from her husband not to change her looks, the First Lady was careful about how she presented herself in pictures.

Why Ulysses S. Grant's Wife Always Posed in Profile

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01/20/2017 at 07:01. Facebook
If 'The Fifth Element' isn't the goofiest, most outlandish sci-fi action movie ever made, it's not for lack of trying.

13 Futuristic Facts About 'The Fifth Element'

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01/20/2017 at 06:41. Facebook
The Secret Behind that tiny Bamboo Leaf placed in your sushi (plus a whole lot more!)