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This Week In History, April 1 – 7

This Week In History, April 1 – 7

Some West Africans' DNA linked to unknown "ghost species" ancestor, evidence of medieval coffin birth uncovered, painting worth millions found after decades in a closet.
A Huge Crack Just Opened Up In Kenya, Proving That Africa Is Splitting Up

A Huge Crack Just Opened Up In Kenya, Proving That Africa Is Splitting Up

A giant crack appeared in Africa and is evidence that the continent is undoubtedly splitting apart.
The Mystery Of The Flying Dutchman Explained By The Physics Of Light

The Mystery Of The Flying Dutchman Explained By The Physics Of Light

The mysterious Flying Dutchman has been spotted at sea since the late 1700s. However, as it turns out, there's more science than ghosts at work.
Curious Cheetah Jumps Into Safari Group’s Car [VIDEO]

Curious Cheetah Jumps Into Safari Group’s Car [VIDEO]

The group was on safari in the Serengeti when the cheetahs they were watching decided to get a closer look at them.
Yasuke: The African Slave Who Rose To Become History’s First Black Samurai

Yasuke: The African Slave Who Rose To Become History’s First Black Samurai

Yasuke the black samurai stood about a foot taller than his peers and was said to have the strength of ten men. Japan wasn't ready for what was about to hit them.
The Tragic Exploits Of Dian Fossey And Her “Gorillas In The Mist”

The Tragic Exploits Of Dian Fossey And Her “Gorillas In The Mist”

Dian Fossey was part of the "Trimates," a group of women researchers who devoted their lives to studying primates.
Over A Hundred Men Went To Work On A Railroad – But Got Eaten By Lions Instead

Over A Hundred Men Went To Work On A Railroad – But Got Eaten By Lions Instead

Over several month period, the Tsavo lions stalked and killed over 100 men working to build a railroad through the region.
The World’s Last Male Northern White Rhino Is Gravely Sick

The World’s Last Male Northern White Rhino Is Gravely Sick

“Euthanasia will be explored if we feel he is suffering too much and won’t recover.”
World’s Oldest Known Tattoos Discovered On 5,000 Year Old Mummies [PHOTOS]

World’s Oldest Known Tattoos Discovered On 5,000 Year Old Mummies [PHOTOS]

New research shows that what was previously thought of simply as dark smudges on 5,000-year-old mummies are actually the world's oldest tattoos.
Trophy Hunter Takes Heat For Kill Photos

Trophy Hunter Takes Heat For Kill Photos

Since coming under fire, the hunter has taken the photos down, though he insists each of his kills was legal.
The Heroic Tale Of Operation Entebbe, Israel’s Most Daring Rescue Mission

The Heroic Tale Of Operation Entebbe, Israel’s Most Daring Rescue Mission

After a hijacking of an airplane turned into a week-long hostage situation in Uganda, Israel launched one of the most daring operations in military history.