The First Movie Ever Made: What, When, Who, Why, Where, and How

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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 movie was simple, cheap, and easy. In fact, for many years, the most engaging records of the past were the stories told by your parents and grandparents, and later …

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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 Salt in Ancient Civilizations

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Life itself depends on salt, and people in early civilizations went to great lengths to acquire it. It was, and still is, used to preserve and season food, and it is important in medicine as well as religious ceremonies, all of which have made it a valuable trade commodity. Some early cultures even used it …

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