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On August 5, 1864, Civil War Union Admiral David Glasgow Farragut ordered his fleet of battle ships to charge Mobile Bay. The bay was filled with floating enemy mines, which in those days were called “torpedoes.” From his flagship, USS Hartford, Admiral Farragut gave the command...

A computer programmer living in San Francisco realized that his life had become routine. So he created an app for himself that would hack private Facebook Events in his area. For kicks, he’d launch the app, then just show up at whatever gathering it displayed....

Centuries ago, an alliance of 32 nations made some serious demands against one tiny country. “Give us all your gold, silver, wives, children, and every precious thing you own” they said, or we’ll grind your entire population to dust.” The threatened king sent back this...

One of the most critical concepts of personal accomplishment was promoted brilliantly by a dynamic group of self-development experts. They were introduced to the public way back in 1969 and made innumerable television appearances, eventually being broadcast in more than 140 countries. In November 2013,...