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Female Gladiators? Tantalizing New Evidence From Ancient Rome

Female Gladiators? Tantalizing New Evidence From Ancient Rome | World History 101 | Scoop.it

Women took to the gladiatorial arena too, according to a new study of a scantily clad bronze statue from ancient Rome.


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Estimated cost of 2012 campaign: $6 billion | PRI.ORG

Estimated cost of 2012 campaign: $6 billion | PRI.ORG | World History 101 | Scoop.it
Campaign spending in the 2012 election could reach $6 or $7 billion dollars as outside groups pay for electoral influence.
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Ultimate History Quiz -- You've got to try this...

Ultimate History Quiz -- You've got to try this... | World History 101 | Scoop.it
Think you know history? Play the ULTIMATE HISTORY QUIZ now to find out!
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The strange history of April 20, from Hitler to Deepwater Horizon - New York Daily News (blog)

The strange history of April 20, from Hitler to Deepwater Horizon - New York Daily News (blog) | World History 101 | Scoop.it
The strange history of April 20, from Hitler to Deepwater HorizonNew York Daily News (blog)BY Alexander Nazaryan In terms of world history, it would be hard to compete with April 20 for the title of Worst Day of the Year.
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Understanding the Rich Heritage of Jerusalem ... - World History Class

If you visit Jerusalem, you may want to try the Yoav Hasson city tour. Every trip to a foreign city is a challenge in itself, if you wan...
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Missile Fails but North Korea leader emphasizes 'military first'

Missile Fails but North Korea leader emphasizes 'military first' | World History 101 | Scoop.it
PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) -- Hours after a failed rocket launch criticized abroad as a covert test of missile technology, North Koreas new leader underlined the countrys "military first" policy with a budget that allocates a sizable chunk of...
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Loophole Could Allow Private Individuals to Buy Other Planets

Loophole Could Allow Private Individuals to Buy Other Planets | World History 101 | Scoop.it

Who owns the moon? What about Mars?For now, the answer is no one, but as more private companies, billionaire entrepreneurs and national gove...


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I think it's a very bad idea to let either Individuals or national Governments claim other planets in case we aren't as alone as we think and it ends up complicating things
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2011 Top 10 World’s Best Universities - US News & World Report

2011 Top 10 World’s Best Universities - US News & World Report | World History 101 | Scoop.it

Some of the best date back to the Middle Ages, others are not even 100 years old.  Take a tour of the world's best universities in modern world history.

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A Treasure Trove of Great, Weird Advertising Characters

A Treasure Trove of Great, Weird Advertising Characters | World History 101 | Scoop.it
The Flickr group Weird Advertising Characters is misleadingly named. It should be called Awesome Advertising Characters, because every single picture in here is a winner.

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Suu Kyi hopes victory is dawn of new era in Burma

Suu Kyi hopes victory is dawn of new era in Burma | World History 101 | Scoop.it
Aung San Suu Kyi claimed victory in Myanmar's historic by-election, saying she hoped it would mark a new era for the long-repressed country.
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Female jockey to make history at Dubai - FOXSports.com

Female jockey to make history at Dubai - FOXSports.com | World History 101 | Scoop.it
FOXSports.comFemale jockey to make history at DubaiFOXSports.comChantal Sutherland will make history Saturday as the first woman jockey to ride in the world's richest horse race.
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As Titanic set sail, world was opening up for all to see - USA TODAY

As Titanic set sail, world was opening up for all to see - USA TODAY | World History 101 | Scoop.it
USA TODAYAs Titanic set sail, world was opening up for all to seeUSA TODAYTechnological advancements were happening around the world, along with cultural, political and social shifts that were changing the way people lived.
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900-year-old saint's heart vanishes from cathedral

The heart of a 900-year-old saint has vanished from Christ Church Cathedral in Dublin, Ireland, police and the Cathedral said.


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Venus to cross sun’s face in a lifetime event

Venus to cross sun’s face in a lifetime event | World History 101 | Scoop.it

On June 5 and 6, millions of people worldwide will be able to spot Venus crossing the Sun's face in what will be a once-in-a-lifetime experience.


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IPad - Tips And Tricks

IPad - Tips And Tricks | World History 101 | Scoop.it
From your first contact to expert use with the iPad.

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Huge Dinosaur Eggs Found in Chechnya,Scientists Claim

Huge Dinosaur Eggs Found in Chechnya,Scientists Claim | World History 101 | Scoop.it
Possible dinosaur eggs found in Chechnya A team of explorers in Chechnya have accidentally discovered what they say is the largest batch of fossilized dinosaur eggs in a mountainous area south of the republic.
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Miss World history - Fiji Times

Miss World history - Fiji Times | World History 101 | Scoop.it
Miss World historyFiji TimesTHE Miss World pageant is the oldest surviving major international beauty pageant, having started in 1951.
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Ultimate History Quiz -- You've got to try this...

Ultimate History Quiz -- You've got to try this... | World History 101 | Scoop.it
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The Book is not dead, it’s just changing context (again)

The Book is not dead, it’s just changing context. For The Book to be dead, we would have to no longer care about stories or understanding complex ideas that take more than 140 characters to convey. Books are more alive more than ever before.

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Perfectly Preserved Woolly Mammoth Discovered in Siberia

Perfectly Preserved Woolly Mammoth Discovered in Siberia | World History 101 | Scoop.it

Scientists in search of ancient tusks made a startling discovery.

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AT&T 1993 "You Will" Ads

These ads are nearly 20 years old.  ATT was certainly ahead of the game in terms of predicting the future of technology. 


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AppStart is Awesome

Read reviews, get customer ratings, see screenshots, and learn more about AppStart for iPad (2012 Edition) on the App Store. Download AppStart for iPad (2012 Edition) and enjoy it on your iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
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AP News : Myanmar's Suu Kyi poised for public office

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“The biggest Lotto Jackpot in World history Decided!” US$ 640 ...

Mega million Jackpot lottery tickets have been decided hear in Atlanta on Friday night. US$ 640 million is the total Jackpot amount.
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5 Broken Cameras

5 Broken Cameras | World History 101 | Scoop.it
Five broken cameras—and each one has a powerful tale to tell.
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