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Death
340k viewsThe Heroic Life And Tragic Death Of Alan TuringAlan Turing was one of the world’s greatest geniuses. He basically invented the modern computer and was instrumental in helping en...
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97.7k viewsOddball Facts About Albert Einstein's EccentricityAlbert Einstein might just be the most famous person in history whose contributions to the world are least understood by the gener...
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41.3k views10 Controversial Facts People Don't Know About Alexander Graham BellAmerican schoolchildren know Alexander Graham Bell as the inventor of the telephone. By the time they've reached adulthood, they m...
USA
171.4k views12 Hardcore Facts About Alexander HamiltonBefore 2015, it was common to hear that Alexander Hamilton was, by far, the most undervalued of all the American Founding Fathers....
USA
934.7k views19 Bizarre Facts About Benjamin Franklin, A Genius, A Founding Father, And A Delightful WeirdoBenjamin Franklin was one of America's founding fathers as well as a scientist, statesman, author, printer, activist, postmaster, ...
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13.1k viewsFascinating Facts About Carl SaganAstronomer Carl Sagan is one of the world's most adored scientists. He brought a healthy amount of skepticism and wonder to the ma...
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334.4k viewsThings You Didn't Know About Elon MuskElon Musk is an engineer, inventor, CEO, investor, and billionaire. But there's more to Musk than meets the eye, and to truly unde...
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23.3k viewsThe Tortured, Fascinating Life of Friedrich NietzscheThe life of Friedrich Nietzsche belies his status as a proponent of existentialist philosophy, which emphasized personal evolution...
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27.4k viewsThe Surprisingly Sad, Strange Life of Sir Isaac NewtonSir Isaac Newton is considered to be one of greatest thinkers that ever lived. The father of modern physics studied alchemy, optic...
Historical Figures
16.7k views13 Surprising Facts About The Inventor Of The Atomic BombFew scientific breakthroughs in the past century were more pivotal than the discovery of nuclear weapons. What would humanity with...
History
56.9k views12 Things About Marie Curie That Prove She's One of the Most Influential Women EverMarie Curie (also known as Madame Curie) was born Marie Sklowdowska in Warsaw, Poland, in 1867. At the time, Poland was a Russian ...
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161.1k views12 Surprising Things Not Many People Know About Nikola TeslaIn the age of the Internet, Nikola Tesla has enjoyed a posthumous surge in popularity like no deceased scientist before him. Wheth...
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34.3k views11 Extremely Weird Things You Never Knew About Sigmund FreudAs a psychoanalyst, Freud was wrong about almost everything – there is no empirical evidence to substantiate Freudian theory. Yet,...
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208.2k views22 Things You Didn't Know About Stephen HawkingStephen Hawking is one of the most brilliant minds in astrophysics. Everyone knows his name, but much of his biography is still no...
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51.2k views28 Things You Didn't Know About Steve JobsIt's not often that we get to experience someone changing the world in real time. Many artists, inventors, scientists, and creator...
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29.1k viewsThe Man Behind The Oxford English Dictionary Wrote It While In An Asylum Because He Committed MurderDr. William Chester Minor's life is stranger than fiction. That an American surgeon came to be one of the largest contributors to ...