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These 15 Ridiculous Rules For Women Used To Be Enforced On College Campuses

Most of us think of college as a place where we can finally become independent from our parents’ rules and live how we want. However, before (and during) the 1960s, being in college didn’t exactly mean that people could make their own decisions as adults, especially when it came to women. The term in loco parentis, Latin for “in the place of a parent,” was a doctrine that many universities followed so parents would feel better about […]

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These Quotes From Apollo Astronauts Might Make You Believe In Aliens

When Americans first landed on the moon back in 1969, it inspired a wave of excitement about space travel. Many believed that this excitement would lead to settlements on the moon, which would make mankind an interplanetary species. Sadly, that never happened. Could that be because the first men on the moon weren’t alone up there? It sounds like an outlandish claim, but judging by these NASA transcripts from the Apollo missions, there might be some truth […]

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Is This The Most Bizarre Historical Coincidence Of All Time?

December 5 might just go down as one of history’s most coincidental days ever. On that date in 1664, a ship sank in the Menai Strait, located off the coast of North Wales. 80 passengers died — there was only one survivor, a man named Hugh Williams. That same day in 1785, another shipwreck occurred in the same strait. Once again, all passengers died except for a man by the name of Hugh Williams. By now it […]

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21 Totally Unbelievable Facts That Will 100 Percent Blow Your Mind

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They Opened Their Aunt’s Safe And Found Relics From A Disturbing Era

Redditor seltsame just inherited a very old house from her mother’s aunt Greta. She was born in East Prussia in 1921, but fled to Germany in the 1940s. Along with the house, seltsame inherited a creepy metal chest. She knew that Greta had lived an interesting life, but she didn’t know that it was on this level. Anything kept in a rusty chest like this can’t be good. Reddit / seltsame Creepy key: check! Reddit / seltsame […]

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