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Wonder Woman Was Based on This Real-Life Lady

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Wonder Woman's creator William Moulton Marston, was a Harvard trained psychologist and inventor; his wife is believed to be the model for the superheroine. From: SERIOUSLY AMAZING OBJECTS: Trailblazers http://bit.ly/1v5UNFo

How the 726-Foot-Tall Hoover Dam Was Built Ahead of Schedule

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The world's biggest dam at the time of its construction, Hoover Dam solved the problem of the overflowing Colorado river with sleek design and brilliant American engineering. From the Series: Aerial America: Nevada http://bit.ly/2xQk7KY

How an Untrained Army Saved Moscow From the Nazis

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Even though the Soviet soldiers were often untrained and ill-equipped, their love for the motherland gave them an unbeatable tenacity. Moscow would never be taken by the Germans. From: PERFECT STORMS: Hitler's Frozen Army http://bit.ly/1Ssj2cJ

Hitler's Final Moments

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A phone operator trapped with Hitler in his underground bunker recounts the events surrounding the Fuhrer's death. From: WORLD WAR II: FINAL DAYS http://bit.ly/1ubuh0n

Nature's Dive Bombers - Specialized Birds of Prey

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With protective eyelids, webbed feet, and front-set eyes, gannets are well equipped for high-speed fishing. From: NATURE'S DIVE BOMBERS http://bit.ly/1n58t1J

An Apache Helicopter Attack Over Baghdad

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In 2007, Baghdad was on the precipice of being overtaken by insurgents. The U.S. military used their Apache helicopters to fight back. From: AIR WARRIORS: Apache http://bit.ly/1DElrcF

The World's First Flying Car

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In 1934, aviation pioneer Waldo Waterman invented the world's first flying car. From: INCREDIBLE FLYING CARS: Just Add Wings http://bit.ly/1yX3QKI

Why Was a Safety Alarm Ignored by Sukhoi Superjet 100 Pilots?

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Investigators are baffled: The on-board terrain warning system on the Sukhoi Superjet 100 which went down on May 9, 2012, sounded 40 seconds before the crash - so why did the pilots ignore it? From the Series: Air Disasters: Deadly Display

Giant Panda Cub Bao Bao Is Growing Up Fast

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Bao Bao is already practicing her walking, climbing, and she's developing a taste for bamboo at the Smithsonian's National Zoo. From: ZOO VETS http://bit.ly/1jAPTxz

The Unusual Feature That Sets This Namibian River Apart

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Standing in contrast to the barren Namib desert is the nearby Kunene River - a 652-mile lifeline that extends all the way to the Atlantic Ocean. Its defining feature is its unique shade of emerald green. From the Series: Aerial Africa: Namibia http://bit.ly/2HCJzFc

A Squadron of F-22s Goes on a Strike Mission Against ISIS

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A squadron of four F-22 planes are on a secret mission to bomb an ISIS target deep in Syrian territory. If they're detected by ISIS operatives or the Syrian military, it could spell trouble. From the Series: Air Warriors: F-22 Raptor http://bit.ly/2LkVTKG

Slaughter in the Water

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It's a bloodbath - and a big meal for hungry crocodiles - when millions of migrating wildebeest attempt to cross the Mara River. From: SPEED KILLS http://bit.ly/1p2zak0

Did Nazis Hide Loot Beneath This Giant Polish Castle?

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Ksiaz Castle in southern Poland sits atop a remarkable complex of underground tunnels built by the Nazis in 1944. Some experts believe these tunnels hold a still undiscovered secret... but what? From the show Hunt for the Nazi Gold Train: http://bit.ly/2xvsfeX

Your Water Might Come from the Moon in the Future

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From building a resupply station in low Earth orbit, to mining minerals on nearby asteroids, private enterprise is already planning moneymaking missions to space. From: SPACE VOYAGES: Open For Business http://bit.ly/1kHuj5q

Here’s How Dissolving Electronics Can Benefit Us

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John Rogers is a professor of material science and engineering. He invented transient electronics: electronics created with materials that are designed to explicitly dissolve and disintegrate away. From: GENIUS IN AMERICA http://bit.ly/1zuPgdD

This Interview Strategy Led a Serial Killer to Confess

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When the Green River Killer is convicted of murder, the FBI brings in Dr. Mary Ellen O'Toole, leading expert in psychopathy, to get the killer to confess to 44 unsolved homicides. From: CATCHING KILLERS: Criminal Profiling http://bit.ly/1lrF78Z

Surviving a Turbulent Crash Landing on the SFO Runway

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It's the morning of July 6, 2013, and an overnight flight from South Korea is preparing to land in San Francisco. One passenger looking out of the window notices something strange--seconds later, an alarm sounds in the cockpit. #airdisasters #planecrash From: AIR DISASTERS: Terror in San Francisco http://bit.ly/2nkkwv8

Alaska's Glaciers Take Up More Space Than All of West Virginia

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There are about 30,000 square miles of glaciers in Alaska, many of which have been melting rapidly. The largest, the Bering glacier, deposits 6.5 trillion gallons of water a year into the Gulf of Alaska. From: AERIAL AMERICA: Alaska http://bit.ly/V6gOHR

Hitler and Eva Braun's Disturbing Wedding

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For 14 years, Hitler refused to marry his mistress Eva Braun, fearing it would alienate his female fans. Toward the end of his reign, he changed his mind--but their wedding came with a sinister caveat. From: THE DAY HITLER DIED http://bit.ly/1iGp0t3

Why Nancy Reagan's Sense of Style Wasn't Appreciated

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Like Jackie and Dolley before her, Nancy Reagan brought her own unique style to the White House. But economic times were tough, and what was seen as stylish in one era was now viewed as extravagant. From the Series: First Ladies Revealed: The Power of Style http://bit.ly/2DhddgW

Remembering Space Shuttle Columbia

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In January 2003, Space Shuttle Columbia launched with a crew of seven on a two-week mission. On the return flight, damaged heat shields allowed gas to penetrate the wing, and the spacecraft was destroyed. From: SPACE VOYAGES: Open For Business http://bit.ly/1n5zVrN

Why Pauline de Rothschild's Had the Best Taste

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Pauline de Rothschild brought sophistication and flair to every aspect of her marriage--this included completely transforming her husband's famous home: Chateau Moutin. From: MILLION DOLLAR AMERICAN PRINCESSES: Leading Ladies http://bit.ly/1OPPx3j

This Mysterious Stone Structure Is Older Than Stonehenge

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Until recently, Britain's Stonehenge was thought to be the world's oldest set of stone monuments. But a recent discovery in the Turkish region of Göbekli Tepe has been estimated to be over 6,000 years older. From the Series: Secrets: Garden of Eden http://bit.ly/EdenSecrets

Harrowing Accounts from Hiroshima Survivors

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After an American B-29 bomber dropped the atomic bomb on Hiroshima, the explosion instantly killed tens of thousands of people and left many wounded. These survivors recount the horrific aftermath. From: THE DAY THE BOMB DROPPED http://bit.ly/1VNlAVd
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