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Newly released pics of secret gov't town that was real-life Eureka
Jun 26, 2015

For seven years, the town of Oak Ridge, Tennessee didn't exist. It did not have a population of around 75,000 people. It was not surrounded by fences and armed guards. And it did not play a vital role in The Manhattan Project, helping create the atom bomb.

Long-lost, super-secret Nazi R&D facility reportedly uncovered in Austria
Jan 2, 2015

A team of researchers believe they have discovered a massive, long-lost Nazi weapons facility hidden in secret tunnels near a small Austrian town. Is this where Hitler was hiding the zombie soldiers and space rockets?

The Da Vinci drawing hidden from Hitler because of its magic powers
Nov 3, 2014

With Leonardo da Vinci’s famed self-portrait gearing up for a rare public exhibit in Italy, it’s a good time to look back at the in-freaking-sane history of said sketch.

Check out the World War II plane that inspired Star Wars' Millennium Falcon
Feb 19, 2014

Sure, the Millennium Falcon might’ve been an out-of-this-world sci-fi spaceship, but did you know the signature Star Wars craft was largely based on a World War II plane?

6 things you didn't know about the REAL Battle of Los Angeles
Dec 14, 2012

With the arrival of the awesome new alien invasion film, Battle: Los Angeles, coming in two weeks (March 11), it's worth noting that today is the 69th anniversary of the REAL Battle of Los Angeles.

Michael Chabon and HBO will pit magicians against ... Hitler!
Dec 14, 2012

No, really. The Pulitzer Prize-winning author of The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay is teaming with the cable powerhouse to tell the true story of the stage magicians who helped the Allies win World War II.