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The Importance of a Cesium Atom

If I said I’d be back in a second…I’d literally be back in 9,192, 631,770 cycles of a cesium atom.  Why is that important…well, the…

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Measuring Time

For most of human history…the movement of the sun, moon and planets has been used to measure time.  But even the ancients knew that the…

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The Most Accurate Clock on Earth

It’s the most accurate clock on earth…and it doesn’t even have hands to tell the time.  It’s an unusual but very important clock… SharePrintEmail

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Before Got Milk–The Evil Beverage

Before there was a Got Milk slogan…some dairymen used an amendment to the constitution to help keep their product ahead of a more evil beverage…

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Political Party History

You may have thought this political party died when this became legal again back in the 1930s.  You’ll be intrigued by the history of the…

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Meet A Childhood Idol

We all had people we idolized as youngsters. Perhaps they were movie or sports stars.  Maybe you even got to meet them once. For one…

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The Heavyweight Boxing Champ

When Jack Dempsey held the heavyweight boxing title, he had to defend his belt against the world’s top fighters…and one very mean typewriter. This is…

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Don’t Call Him a Big Baby

If you called someone a “big baby” you would probably insult them as a whining coward. Jack WAS a big baby, and he became an…

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Good Fences

Every rancher knows they need good fences to keep the herd from running wild on the neighbor’s property.  In the 1850s there were not any…

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A Record Setting Bridge

For over seven decades, this bridge was a record setter, the highest suspension bridge in the world.  It continues to draw visitors from around the…

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Natural Beauty Stumbled Upon By Accident

Thousands of people still drive to this location to be amazed by the natural beauty of this place.  It makes you wonder what the first…

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Check In and Watch a Movie

When you check into this hotel, you’ll find the name of a movie star on your door.  In fact, you might even find a likeness…

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Falling Asleep Watching a Movie

Many folks have fallen asleep on their couch while watching a movie.  In the case of one man in Monte Vista, Colorado, it produced an…

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The Sand Creek Masacre

It’s been 150 years since a massacre on the high plains angered a nation.  The subsequent military investigations showed that what some thought was a…

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A Sad Chapter in American History

While U.S. troops fought Confederate forces in the eastern half of the country, troops on the high plains were concerned about an Indian uprising.  Their…

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High Tensions Far From War

Most of the battles during the Civil War were fought east of the Mississippi River.  However, today we take you to a place where tensions…

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One of the Most Sobering Stories of World War II

When Japan surrendered to the U.S., Americans rejoiced to know that the conflict was coming to an end.  Buried in the news that very same day was…

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One of the Worst Disasters in US Naval History

It was one of the worst disasters at sea in U.S. naval history.  The loss of life combined with the horrific conditions were overshadowed by the…

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Top Secret Cargo Across the Pacific

As August of 1945 neared, one ship took a top secret cargo across the Pacific.  But for the men of the U.S. Indianapolis that shipment would soon…

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One of the Most Important Stories of Survival Ever Told

He grew up in the heart of the Midwest, but during world war II, his life at sea would become one of the most important stories…

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