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Forum: History 24 July 2015, 04:42 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 16,436
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Yeah, there's a number of things through out...

Yeah, there's a number of things through out history that while they may have actually happened (as in the case of the 40 acres and a mule), they didn't always happen in the manner people think; or...
Forum: History 10 July 2015, 08:43 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 16,436
Posted By Kibu
Former slaves were promised 40 acres and a Mule by the US government

We often hear the term reparations when it comes to the US civil war, with the promised forty acres and a mule being top of that list. However, have you ever wondered where that came from? Did the...
Forum: Horrors 05 June 2015, 10:55 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 22,699
Posted By Kibu
Bad as it may seem, there is some truth to the...

Bad as it may seem, there is some truth to the story, though with the garbage chute myth, it's not as people expect.

In 1850, a mummified baby tumbled out from between the walls of a Parisian...
Forum: Horrors 30 May 2015, 04:50 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 16,650
Posted By Kibu
There is some truth to this, though not in the...

There is some truth to this, though not in the way the story portrays it.

Delta Township, MI Tyree Monique Tate, 26, and her sister had a really bad day on Monday. They got caught shoplifting,...
Forum: Military 18 April 2015, 06:17 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 45,060
Posted By Kibu
There are a couple of plausible scenarios where...

There are a couple of plausible scenarios where this could have happened. It all hinges on the type of vehicle which the soldier was facing. One thing that really defines this, is the fact that many...
Forum: Military 03 April 2015, 08:41 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 40,465
Posted By Kibu
One myth, though not listed on that list, often...

One myth, though not listed on that list, often associated with WW1, is in regards to pilots and parachutes.

The myth is:

World War One pilots refused to wear parachutes due to some kind of...
Forum: Military 22 March 2015, 07:48 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 45,060
Posted By Kibu
The more time I've had to think about this, the...

The more time I've had to think about this, the more I've come to the conclusion that it MIGHT be possible.

The only way I can come to this, is if the story itself has been changed (as stories...
Forum: Military 15 March 2015, 07:40 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 33,757
Posted By Kibu
http://www.thecrimson.com/article/1973/9/1/the-itt...

http://www.thecrimson.com/article/1973/9/1/the-itt-affair-pbrbemember-milo-minderbinder/

Quote: In 1967 the American government paid ITT $5 million for damage to Rocke-Wulk (sic) plants inflicted...
Forum: Science 09 March 2015, 12:04 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 15,917
Posted By Kibu
Penny derailing a train

I thought I should note that it is plausible, though improbable that a penny placed on train tracks might derail a train. There are a number of conditions which would need to be met for this to...
Forum: Military 20 December 2014, 12:43 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 33,757
Posted By Kibu
US company sues government and wins

This isn't so much a legend, as an interesting historical fact.

ITT (now ITT/Exelis) a defense contractor for the US military, at one time owned several factories in Germany. Factories which were...
Forum: Military 07 May 2014, 06:46 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 45,060
Posted By Kibu
This isn't possible, and here are the reasons: ...

This isn't possible, and here are the reasons:

During World War Two, the majority of tank shells fired were called "Shot." Shot is a solid core round of steel, which when fired down the barrel...
Forum: Military 07 May 2014, 06:38 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 71,041
Posted By Kibu
It's more plausible that after a refit a room was...

It's more plausible that after a refit a room was closed off, than for it to have been built that way. This isn't overly common, but from time to time it does happen. A good example of this might...
Forum: Military 03 May 2014, 11:23 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 8,740
Posted By Kibu
Legend: Heer and US army join forces to stop a SS attack on prisoners

This actually isn't a legend, though it almost sounds too good to be true.

Even as the last cylinder of the German war machine burned out, the Division was tracking down big-name Nazis and...
Forum: College 29 April 2014, 05:34 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 26,544
Posted By Kibu
'Helping with an exam' legend

I first heard this legend while attending Georgia Tech. However, since then, I've heard versions of it from other sources, and while I believed at the time the truth to it; I've come to believe it's...
Forum: Military 03 April 2014, 05:24 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 27,399
Posted By Kibu
It also says that he's holding a replica mock up...

It also says that he's holding a replica mock up of it if you read it.... :lol:
Forum: Military 03 April 2014, 05:24 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 27,399
Posted By Kibu
Apparently half my post vanished in my computer...

Apparently half my post vanished in my computer posting "saved" data. There was more to it.

http://www.taphilo.com/history/WWII/USAAF/Wooden-bomb.jpg

The above is a photo taken by a French...
Forum: Military 03 April 2014, 05:00 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 27,399
Posted By Kibu
Wood for Wood confirmation

While doing a great deal of research for a novel set in world war two, I happened across photographic confirmation of the Wood for Wood myth.
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