Photos That Captured the Most Chilling Moments in History

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The Gadget, 1945

The Gadget was the first atomic bomb, similar to the Fat Man used to bomb Nagasaki only a few weeks after this photo was taken. This image shows Norris Bradbury, group leader for the bomb assembly, standing next to the assembled Gadget atop the test tower.

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February 18, 2001

This is the last known photo of Dale Earnhardt Sr. before his death in 2001 at the Daytona 500. The above image depicts Ken Schrader's #36 and Dale Sr.'s #3. They would both be involved in a crash less than two laps later, resulting in Dale Sr.'s death.

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The More You Know

  • There was a pig that was hanged during the French Revolution because it bit someone.
  • Lyndon B. Johnson Gave Interviews From the Bathroom
  • Mexican general Antonio López de Santa Anna held an entire state funeral for his leg after it was amputated.
  • Betsy Ross Didn't Design and Sew the First American Flag
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