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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.



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Things That Grew Classier Over Time

Someone on AskReddit got a thread going about various things that grew classier over time. Definitely had no idea that lobsters were commonly fed to prisoners back in the day, and had a reputation for being the cockroaches of the sea. 

An AskReddit thread about things that grew classier over time | jasenzero1 Eating lobster. Used be so abundant fed prisoners. VillyD known as cockroach sea
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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.

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History Memes to Feel Smart About

Does knowing one or two facts about a particular battle actually make anyone that much more aware? Maybe a little. It's hard to tell. What knowing that historical context does do however, is set one up for some sweet memes that use all of history as a great well of inside jokes. For an interesting history thread, here's a tumblr thread about how mundane people are important to history.

funny history memes | Vikings after finding out monasteries are filled with gold and people can't fight
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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?"