1. SubscriberGhost of a Duke
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    25 Nov '23 15:49
    @very-rusty said
    https://www.didyouknowdaily.com/story/the-bender-family

    This cabin was once a welcoming inn for weary travelers. It would eventually be stripped of every item by souvenir-hunters... for the most terrifying reason.

    -VR
    I was hoping the story would end with the family being captured and held to justice for their crimes. No such luck.
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    27 Nov '23 18:24
    https://www.didyouknowdaily.com/story/weapon-of-war

    There is one musical instrument that has been labelled a weapon of war. Can you guess what it is?

    -VR
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    29 Nov '23 13:42
    https://www.didyouknowdaily.com/story/surname-history

    The fascinating history of surnames. Can you guess which English monarch ordered that children receive their father's surname?

    -VR
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    30 Nov '23 20:311 edit
    https://www.didyouknowdaily.com/story/headless-photos

    Can you spot something unsettling in this photograph? The strange Victorian craze of 'headless portraiture'

    A bit of dark humor for a change. 🙂

    -VR
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    01 Dec '23 19:07
    https://www.didyouknowdaily.com/story/glass-delusion

    The French king who was convinced he was made of glass. "Glass delusion" was a strange condition experienced only by nobles and scholars.

    -VR
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    03 Dec '23 19:46
    https://www.didyouknowdaily.com/story/graham-crackers

    The man who preached that bread was the root of all evil. His beliefs would result in the invention of a popular US food. Any guesses what?

    -VR
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    04 Dec '23 16:54
    https://www.didyouknowdaily.com/story/sin-eater

    There used to be a unusual guest at old British funerals. Who were the 'Sin-Eaters'?

    -VR
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    05 Dec '23 21:12
    https://www.didyouknowdaily.com/story/nancy-bentley

    At age six, this little girl joined the Navy, but it would be 21 years before females were permitted again.

    -VR
  9. SubscriberVery Rusty
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    06 Dec '23 17:11
    https://www.didyouknowdaily.com/story/mail-order-brides

    In 1620, women began arriving in America to marry strangers. Who were the 'Tobacco Wives'?

    -VR
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    07 Dec '23 21:15
    https://www.didyouknowdaily.com/story/eliahu-itzkovitz

    After witnessing his family being murdered during WW2, one 13-year-old set out on an astounding path to revenge.

    -VR
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    09 Dec '23 14:05
    https://www.didyouknowdaily.com/story/columbus-mermaids

    In 1492, Christopher Columbus spotted three mermaids. What he saw left him very disappointed. Can you guess what they were?

    -VR
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    09 Dec '23 14:17
    https://www.didyouknowdaily.com/story/order-of-the-pug

    The 18th century secret society with the strangest initiation rituals. What was the "Order of the Pug"?

    -VR
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    10 Dec '23 15:00
    https://www.didyouknowdaily.com/story/alvin-karpis

    Prohibition-era mobsters turned to underworld physicians, but not for the reasons you might expect.

    -VR
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    12 Dec '23 20:12
    https://www.didyouknowdaily.com/story/petrograd-children

    The 782 children whose summer camp couldn't have been timed worse. Their 2.5 year journey home was shocking to say the least.

    -VR
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    13 Dec '23 16:30
    https://www.didyouknowdaily.com/story/bubble-boy

    The little boy who spent his entire childhood in a plastic bubble. For 12 years, he had no direct human contact.

    -VR
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