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Twisted History

History doesn't have to be boring, although those who lived through it probably wished it were. Starting on 15 March 2000, we take a look backwards every day. Sometimes we'll use binoculars, looking through them backwards of course. Sometimes we'll use tweezers, only we'll be putting the splinters back in. And with any kind of luck, we'll find a replacement for the pulse cyclimeter that was smashed the last time we took the Wayback Machine for a spin!

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What It Is:

  • This Day in History
  • Birthdays of the Infamous
  • Quotes from the cynics and other observers
  • The brightest moments of the Millard Fillmore administration
  • Travel tips from Wrong-Way Corrigan

What It Isn't:

  • Politically Correct
  • The Conventional Wisdom
  • Misspelled
  • Badly formatted

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