Photos That Captured the Most Chilling Moments in History

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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The More You Know

  • Before alarm clocks became the norm, there were people called knocker-uppers who would literally knock on people’s window to wake them up in time for work.
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  • Paul Revere Never Actually Shouted, "The British Are Coming!"
  • Adolf Hitler’s nephew William Patrick Hitler fought against the Nazi in World War II.
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