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Parisian Woman Fled Her Apartment In 1942. 70 Years Later Her ‘Time Capsule’ Is Found, And It’s Amazing [Pictures]

In 1942, Parisian actress and socialite Madame de Florian fled to the South of France during the second world war, leaving everything behind. She never came back to this apartment, but kept paying the rent until her death when she was 91.

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History of the King Cake

Carnival season has officially begun in Acadiana, and we take a look at the origin of one of the most delicious parts of Mardi Gras - the king cake!

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Chilling Pictures Of Ordinary Tourists Not Knowing The Horrors That Took Place Where They Stand [Pictures]

These pictures are pretty amazing. Photographer Jo Hedwig Teeuwisse has created a series of pictures called Ghosts Of History. These photos are of tourists posing in front of the Eiffel Tower, the beaches of Normandy and other historic places, and superimposed  with historic pictures of these places and the tragedies that happened there. The result I think is chilling and fantastic. You can purchase these fantastic pictures through his website http://ghostsofhistory.co.uk//. Makes you wonder, what has happened where you are right now?

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Do You Know the History of Labor Day?

When most of us think of Labor Day, we think of a three day weekend, barbeques, and hanging out by the pool. The other day I was thinking to myself that I really don't even know how the Labor Day holiday originated and why. Well, if you don't know either, I am here to inform you and it might make you a prouder American citizen.

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Bruce’s Visit To Pearl Harbor [Photos]

There is an eerie quiet that consumes you the moment you step off the bus and walk through the gates. Gone is the laughing and horseplay of a family on vacation. Instead, there is a quiet respect for those whose final resting place is this hallowed ground.

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Cycle Skating: Roller Blading From The 1920′s [Video]

When I was a kid roller skates had four wheels and you needed a skate key to tighten them around your shoe. Then came roller blades, the inline skates that so many people enjoy. But what was before the roller blade and the skate key?

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100 Years In 10 Minutes [Video]

These events of our past are what have shaped our present and will ultimately direct us for the future. My life begins 5 minutes into the video, depending upon when you were born some of these events are pure history or the story of your lifetime too.

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Happy Birthday America, Why We Should All Drink To That

The National Anthem, The Star Spangled Banner, The song they play before football games and car races, that's the song I want you to think about. How much do you know about it?

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Pass the Popcorn

You ever wonder why popcorn and the movies go together so well? I thought it was because it was quiet and tasty. Turns out it was because it was CHEAP and tasty. At any rate, it's tasty. And by golly I want some right now!

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New Orleans Circa 1940

We all have our memories of New Orleans, if you don't then  you either spent too much time on Bourbon Street or you just haven't been. I came across this travelogue piece from the 1940's and found the trip back in time to be quite interesting

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