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Via Zuzahin
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We're all used to seeing portraits of our old American heroes, and we all know what they look like, but there's something strange and "new" about seeing them in such candid settings. You almost feel like you could just walk up to them and say, "... excuse me, Mr. President?"

"Yes? What is it?"

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StoryCorp has been conducting interviews with thousands of people since 2003, collecting oral histories that they later animate. Today, they bring us three stories from veterans in honor of Veteran's Day. See them here, but be sure to pack some tissues. And a warning for language and adult content in some of these.



And one more:

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By Unknown
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Of the 50 United States, the etymology is rather wide spread. Business Insider has put together an interesting list to explain the origin and meaning of each.