Photos That Captured the Most Chilling Moments in History

Radium Girls, 1922

Employees of the U.S. Radium Corp., also known as the Radium Girls, paint numbers on the faces of wristwatches using dangerous radioactive paint. The Radium Girls were told that the paint was harmless, but the women in each factory ingested lethal amounts of radium after being told to "point" the brushes on their lips in order to give them a fine tip.


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The More You Know

  • The Germans and British soldiers paused the war for a day during Christmas Day 1914. They sang, drank and celebrated together. They even had a match of football.
  • Polish Soldiers Made A Bear Part Of Their Unit During World War II
  • Women couldn’t apply for credit at a bank until 1974.
  • George Washington Opened a Whiskey Distillery After His Presidency
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