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The Pictures Your History Teacher Couldn’t Show You

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18. 1916 – Two Bullets

Found after the Battle of Gallipoli, these two bullets connected at exactly the right time! The Battle of Gallipoli was fought between the British, French, Australian, and New Zealand against the Turkish Army. Over 100,000 lives were lost during the battle. The battle began in April 1915 and ended in January 1916 – 8 months, 2 weeks, and a day.

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17. 1946 – Hydrogen Bomb Testing on Bikini Atoll

Between 1946 and 1958, the US detonated 23 hydrogen bombs on the island of Bikini Atoll. They were detonated in the air, under the water, on the sea, and on the reef. As one of 23 islands that make up the Marshall Islands in the Pacific Ocean, it was rendered uninhabitable because of the radioactivity caused by the bombs. This was mostly caused by caesium-137. In 1970, some of the native islanders returned home, only to realize later on that there were still dangerous levels of strontium-90 on the island. In 2013, the US government set up a trust fund for the islanders to help pay for their medical costs. Annually, each resident receives roughly $550.

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