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Dear Mother - From Stalingrad

Ion Popescu, Oberleutnant Ion Popescu, Oberleutnant

Dearest Mother, I hope this letter finds you in good health and spirits. As I sit here amidst the chaos and destruction that surrounds me, I find sola...

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MAY
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Tiger I

Introduction:  During World War II, the Tiger I, also known as the Panzerkampfwagen VI Tiger Ausf. E, emerged as one of the most feared and formi...

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How one toothpick could have changed the course of history

How one toothpick could have changed the course of history

Just a Damn toothpick. One damn toothpick! Although this may come as a surprise, there is one damming piece of history that could have changed the world. Would this have been a better world? Probably not. But we will make this very easy to follow and understand.   -Let’s rewind to 1258 A.D.- In 1012 A.D. there was a noble Swedish family from the province of Östergötland. This notable family suffered from a history of dental issues. These oral diseases led to a weakening of the gum line. When accumulated, this resulted in tooth loss. And on a fateful day in 1022 AD, the lord of Östergötland was chewing on a piece of bad fish. Suddenly, the great lord’s teeth all just fell out. At the time, Sweden had no breakthrough studies in recreating lost teeth or dentures.  Simultaneously, a woodworker in Sandwich, England was finished creating the first wooden denture. By...

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