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Tsavo Lions

"Two big man eating lions began falling on railway crews attacking the camps at night, pulling men screaming and kicking out of their tents…sending terror and chaos into the heart of this carefully orchestrated engineering operation." Bruce Patterson of the Chicago Field Museum of Natural History describes the horror that faced a team of construction workers attempting to build a bridge in eastern Africa. On December 9, 1898, after nine months, the first of two deadly lions was taken down.

Edison’s Phonograph

"I produce a minor invention every month and a major one every six months." With over 1,000 patents ... more

Retrospectacle: The Limbo: How Low Can You Go?

“Jack be limbo Jack be quick, Jack go unda limbo stick…” By now you’re humming the song ... more

20th Century Limited

The 20th Century Limited was considered the most luxurious way to travel by train in the early ... more
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