The first human-made nuclear fission reactor was constructed in the United States during the Second World War, as part of the Manhattan Project. But, remarkably, Mother Nature had already produced her own nuclear fission reactor, billions of years ago in Africa.
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ost Internet Conspiracy Theories are relatively harmless, just idiotic speculations passed around online by nutjobs and having no connection to the real world. But the Pizza-Gate CT was different: the Crackpots here came very close to actually killing people.
Cheese Pizza–also known as “Child Porn”
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The Mark 5 nuclear weapon was the first lightweight bomb produced by the US at the dawn of the Cold War, and also became the first missile warhead.
Mark 5 nuclear bomb
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The Italian Macchi C.200 Saetta was one of the first modern fighter planes. But it suffered from an unreliable engine and underpowered armament.
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In the middle of the 9th century, the Viking raiders Hastein and Bjorn Ironsides used a clever ruse to attack what they thought was the most important city in Europe. There was just one problem—they weren’t actually in Rome.
“Where the hell am I … ?
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In the aftermath of the Civil War, the state of North Carolina underwent a period of Ku Klux Klan violence that saw the assassination of a State Senator and the impeachment of an elected Governor.
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In 1927, Charles Lindbergh made what may still be the most famous flight in history, in a one-of-a-kind airplane called the “Spirit of St Louis”.
Continue reading Icons of Aviation History: Ryan M-2 “Spirit of St Louis”