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A Brief History of Japan

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Ship Launching FAILS

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Great Big Story traveled to San Jose, California to take a tour through the very spooky Winchester Mystery House. The house is an odd legacy of troubled rifle heiress Sarah Winchester, who sought to assuage the ghosts that haunted her by constantly building eccentric additions onto her enormous Queen Anne Style Victorian over the course of 38 years. The construction continued up until her death in 1922.

Most of us, in our time, have really looked forward to going to see our favorite band or musician live in concert. We got the tickets months in advance and counted down the days until the big show.

What could be worse than getting sick and not being able to go? Well, after this brave and courageous lady who attended a Garth Brooks concert at the Target Center in Minneapolis, people may think twice if they’re struggling with a cold or feeling a little under the weather.

Theresa Shaw, who was battling stage 3 breast cancer, attended the concert that night, but earlier that day she had chemotherapy. If that’s not dedication, then I don’t know what is.

What makes this even more astonishing is that at the concert, Garth himself noticed a sign she was holding which read “Chemo this morning, Garth tonight enjoying the dance“. He then quickly stepped off the stage to meet Theresa, and continue his performance directly to her; to top it off he even gave her his guitar.

It’s almost impossible not to get emotional during this amazing video. What makes this story even better is that after she was given the all clear she attended another one of his concerts and took a sign that read “I kicked cancer’s ass. Still enjoying the dance!”

All across America, hardened criminals are donning the cloaks of elves and slaying dragons, all in orange jumpsuits, under blazing fluorescent lights and behind bars. Waypoint meets with two former cellmates who played D&D together in maximum security prison and how they are now using the game to integrate back into civil society. Read more about how inmates play Tabletop RPGs in prison: http://bit.ly/2tzMvun

Pic of the Day – 8/13/17

Women mending fishing nets in Vinh Hy village, Vietnam, by photographer Quang Tran.

Casting a Bronze Axe

Although he doesn’t mention it in the description, the guy loses control of the axe at 10:42, where it drops and slices his leg open.

Onrust! bought a double-decker bus and spent five years converting it into an RV.

 

Tommy Edison, who’s been blind since birth, answers the popular question, “If you weren’t blind for a day, what are some things you would like to see?”

Why Do Some Coins Have Ridges?

Putting ridges on some coins in America got its start back in the 1700s. At this time, coins were actually made of materials that were worth what the coin was worth.

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