1874: USS Alarm - what was it?

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A spar torpedo consists of a bomb on a long pole or spar, carried by a small, fast, low-lying boat. Under the cover of night or fog the torpedo boat stealthily approaches an enemy ship and detonates the bomb close to the vulnerable underwater hull. This may sound simple enough in theory, but...

Weapons of the Gods: Vajra, Dorje, etc...

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Vishnu informed him that only a weapon that was neither solid nor liquid could kill Namuchi and Vritra. Vishnu had the divine carpenter Tvashta fashion Indra a marvelous weapon he could use to vanquish the dreadful Asuras. This new weapon, the vajra, emitted thunderbolts. With it, Indra...

What's up with Victorian staircases?

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This video discusses the dangers of Victorian-era staircases, particularly the steep, narrow staircases that led to the servants' quarters, which were generally on the upper floors. The main staircase, the one visitors would see when they came into the house, would be wide and grandly designed...

Folly Buildings: what are they?

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The topic of these little dandy shacks has always intrigued me. I saw a few in England many years back and I thought they were a silly extravagance perpetrated by the English and French elites back in the day for tea parties and pagan worship ale fests. Not anymore! The English aristos hired...

When Jesus abandoned America, or why TPTB prefer Pagan Gods

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The Government of the United States clearly shows that there was never such a thing as this alleged Separation of Church and State. They tricked us into thinking that "Church" pertains to the traditional religions only. (I.e. Christianity and Islam.) The Paganism was never considered by us, for...

1901-1902 Charleston West Indian Exposition

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So far, from what I can find The Cotton Palace also served as a Civil War prison for Union prisoners. The thing is, can NOT find much material on the place, it's crazy! For as extensive, amazing and comprehensively fabulous a piece of architecture and engineering it was for the time- not-much...

1893: 100 MPH High Speed Electric Train

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This is definitely not something I have ever heard about before. How about a 100 MPH electric train in 1893. And what's interesting, it sounds like they actually started implementing this project by grading 24 miles of the proposed real estate. Logically, this fact is supposed to mean that they...

1891 Cable Road Construction in NYC

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Built in 1891, the short-lived Broadway Cable Railroad ran north along Broadway, from Bowling Green at the southern end of Manhattan, uptown to 36th Street. This early form of mass transit operated by means of two giant cables (powered by centrally positioned steam engines), which ran just below...

Documentary: 1893 World's Columbian Exposition in Chicago

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For those interested, this is going to be a real treat. I thought I knew a few things about the Chicago Expo of 1893, but the contents of the presented documentary are ridiculously amazing in their mockery of our historical perception. It's like the narrator is saying that they know that some of...

Pope is a Liar: The Dark Secret of the Vatican Pagan Gods

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I will briefly summarize what's to follow in this thread which is created in support of my hypothesis that the Ancient Rome is one and the same with the Holy Roman Empire. It appears that Vatican and Rome became visibly Christian only around the middle of the 19th century. The same, most likely...

What is hiding in Greenland?

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Greenland, and more specifically its purchase by the US, is being actively discussed in the Oval Office. But what exactly is it that makes one of the world’s most desolate places such an attractive proposition? Greenland harbours some of the largest deposits of rare-earth metals, including...

Electric Machine Guns, Coilguns and Death Ray Guns of Yesteryear

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The first successful machine-gun designs were developed in the mid-19th century. The key characteristic of modern machine guns, their relatively high rate of fire and more importantly mechanical loading, first appeared in the Model 1862 Gatling gun, which was adopted by the United States Navy...

World’s Fair 1939-40 Female Sex Robots

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I cannot find any evidence of who designed and built these robots. It is as if they have just sprung in to our timeline. And searching around the web, the syndicated news articles are all written as if the writer is 'shocked' by their revelation... The article also mentions this guy, who we have...

The Most Beautiful Building in the Midwest is in Iowa?

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Other household name content providers in our space have covered this American Wonder in very fine detail before (e.g. UAP dedicated an entire video to it on YouTube). However, I was not able to find this particular building mentioned in any great detail on SH so thought I’d light up the stage...

Proposed Building for the New York American

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Given this is one of the more egregious falsehoods that big history has crammed down our collective throats, I thought I’d highlight a few more of the anomalies that smacked any remaining taste of reasonableness right out of my mouth. Crooked Roman columns at the base of the structure. Really...

1885 Industrial Exposition Building in Minneapolis

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The exterior walls were masonry and the interior had metal support structures. The building's capacity was estimated at between 11,000 and 15,000. The entire building was completed in just over three months: the cornerstone was laid on April 29, 1886 and the building was finished on August 3. On...

Mexican temple of Santiago, master builder monks and our failed archaeology

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I have this growing notion that our archaeology is meant to conceal our true history versus uncovering the mysteries of the past. Here is another prime example, which shows how lame the official position is. It is rather comical that the Associated Press which earned 52 Pulitzer Prizes...

19th century: Underground City in Turkmenistan and the fake Caspian Sea History

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Some interesting things we can find in the older books. Has anyone ever heard of this huge underground city located in Turkestan (I assume it's today's Turkmenistan) sometime at the end of the 19th century? As far as I understand this town of Karki should have have been spelled Kerki. This is...

18th & 19th centuries: artificial Earthquakes, Volcanoes and Tsunamis

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Isn't it interesting that back in 1750 (probably way earlier than that) people knew what needed to be done to cause an artificial earthquake. It definitely appears that they also knew how to cause a tsunami. Google Ngram did not disappoint. I picked a few book excerpts to demonstrate the content...

1726: Jonathan Swift - Gulliver's Travel

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The Citizens of this land are described as 6 inch (15cm) people. The conflict between two small nations shows relations between France and England in 18th century. Describe of their behaves: "At first, the Lilliputians are hospitable to Gulliver, but they are also wary of the threat that his...

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