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The Coconut Crab Kills Birds And Breaks Bones – And May Have Eaten Amelia Earhart

The Coconut Crab Kills Birds And Breaks Bones – And May Have Eaten Amelia Earhart

The coconut crab isn’t just scary-looking – these things really can tear you apart. Its claws are powerful enough to rip open a coconut, it can climb trees, and it may just be the animal that devoured Amelia Earhart.
How A Small Texas Town Paid A Conman A Ton Of Money To Build “The World’s Littlest Skyscraper”

How A Small Texas Town Paid A Conman A Ton Of Money To Build “The World’s Littlest Skyscraper”

J.D. McMahon promised Wichita Falls a skyscraper befitting the prospering boom town. Unknown to townspeople, the con man drew up blueprints for a building 480 inches tall, instead of the 480 feet he promised.
He Died 5,300 Years Ago — And Now We Know His Last Meal

He Died 5,300 Years Ago — And Now We Know His Last Meal

He's the oldest preserved human ever found, and now scientists have extracted the food from his stomach.
This Week In History News, July 8 – 14

This Week In History News, July 8 – 14

Centuries-old stone may solve Lost Roanoke Colony mystery, new study says we didn't all evolve from one population, unearthed ancient Egyptian sarcophagus contains unknown body.
This Medieval Warrior Had His Hand Amputated, Then Replaced It With A Prosthetic Knife

This Medieval Warrior Had His Hand Amputated, Then Replaced It With A Prosthetic Knife

Archaeologists have uncovered the skeleton of a warrior in northern Italy from the 6th century who after having his hand amputated, used a knife as a prosthetic hand.