MiG-105, the Soviet Space Fighter

Today, the Cold War is remembered for bringing the world to the brink of global war, often personified by an apocalyptic nuclear exchange or a massive conventional war over West Germany. Though NATO and Soviet forces maintained a readiness to fight on land, sea and air throughout the Cold War, it is largely unknown that […]

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Future Wars: Oil

In the second in a series of articles on future warfare, this article will look at the possibility of wars being fought over the last oil reserves. While it may seem strange at first to fight over oil, it is important to remember petroleum provides 39 percent of the world’s energy consumption. During the Gulf […]

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The Hatbox Ghost

The Haunted Mansion is a favorite attraction for many attendees at Disney’s theme parks, each one filled with numerous ghosts and hints as to their varied stories. Of these, there is a notable ghost who, for most of his history, was actually never in the Haunted Mansion, yet went on to have one of the […]

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Behemoth, the Biblical Monster

Among the strange sights and entities described in the Christian Bible, two creatures have always stood out among historians and theologians for their colorful descriptions: the Leviathan and the Behemoth. The Behemoth is first mentioned in the Book of Job, where God uses its description to illustrate the immense power of God to Jacob. According […]

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Is Starkiller A Clone?

Perhaps the last major addition to Star Wars before the Disney merger, The Force Unleashed project consisted of two games, novelizations, comics, action figures, and even Legos. However, the Disney merger came before a third game in the series could be released, which unfortunately left one of the biggest questions in Star Wars unanswered. The […]

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The Voodoo Queen Marie Laveau

Voodoo, specifically the kind practiced in New Orleans and referred to as “Louisiana Voodoo” or “New Orleans Voodoo,” are a series of underground religious practices that originated with the African religious beliefs of the French, Creole, and Spanish speaking African Americans in Louisiana, which are themselves based on the West African Dahomeyan Vodun. Compared to […]

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Future Wars: Rare Earth Elements

Everyone from science fiction writers to military officials have planned on what future conflicts would be, looking at factors ranging from population shifts to dwindling resources. In the first in a series of articles, this will look at the potential for conflict revolving around Rare Earth Elements. To begin, Rare Earth Elements, or REE’s, are […]

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