The First Movie Ever Made: Why and when films were invented

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With modern-day smartphone technology giving us the ability to make a high-quality movie almost instantly, it’s hard to believe there was a time before making a film was simple, cheap, and easy. In fact, for many years, the most engaging motion pictures of the past were the stories told by your parents and grandparents, and …

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The Ultimate History (and Future) of Shaving

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Like other modifications to one’s outside appearance, the choice to shave and develop a beard has had an important role in male fashion and self-representation throughout history. Ancient shaving techniques, which relied on dull blades, required painful plucking and exfoliation to get any kind of clean-shaven look, meaning men generally preferred to let their beards …

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The History of Perth: From Aboriginal Origins to Modern Times

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Perth in Western Australia is sometimes mistaken for Perth in Scotland, and it happens for a reason. In fact, James Stirling, the first governor of Western Australia, named the city after Perth, Scotland in the year 1829 in honour of the birthplace of Sir George Murray, who was the Secretary of State for War and …

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The History Guns in American Culture

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The United States of America has had an obsession with guns for almost the entirety of US history. Images of patriots firing muskets at Redcoats, cowboys heading out on posses, hunters chasing down buffalo and Special Forces triumphing over extremists are common components of the collective American psyche. This sets America apart from many other …

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