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FactChicago Air and Water Show

Chicago Air And Water Show

The Chicago Air & Water Show is an annual air show held on the shore of Lake Michigan in Chicago, Illinois. The show has been held each year since 1959 and is Chicago's second most popular festival. In 2005, 2,200,000 watched the Chicago Air and Water Show.

29 Jul 2014 12:50:00, post received 0 comments

TouchingThe Great War Today

British soldiers inspect a captured German place in the Horseguards' Parade, London during World War I in November 1914, with the London Eye in the background as a reminder of just how much has changed in the last 100 years. (Photo by Peter Macdiarmid/Getty Images)

British soldiers inspect a captured German place in the Horseguards' Parade, London during World War I in November 1914, with the London Eye in the background as a reminder of just how much has changed in the last 100 years. (Photo by Peter Macdiarmid/Getty Images)

29 Jul 2014 12:09:00, post received 0 comments

TouchingSimply Some Photos

Lorella Boccia attends Giffoni Film Festival blue carpet on July 23, 2014 in Giffoni Valle Piana, Italy. (Photo by Maria Laura Antonelli/AGF/SIPA Press)

Lorella Boccia attends Giffoni Film Festival blue carpet on July 23, 2014 in Giffoni Valle Piana, Italy. (Photo by Maria Laura Antonelli/AGF/SIPA Press)

29 Jul 2014 12:01:00, post received 0 comments

FactWorld War I as Seen by an American Doctor

Turkish army, including cavalry, infantry and artillery. (Photo by Dr. P.A. Smithe/National World War I Museum, Kansas City, Mo.)

Dr. P.A. Smithe was sent by the American Red Cross as a doctor and surgeon to work at a hospital in Vienna. He sailed to Europe in December 1915 and returned home in August 1916, according to his daughter, who donated his images to the National World War I Museum. Photo: Turkish army, including cavalry, infantry and artillery. (Photo by Dr. P.A. Smithe/National World War I Museum, Kansas City, Mo.)

29 Jul 2014 11:53:00, post received 0 comments

TouchingRamadan “Iftar” Meals from Around the World

This combination of two photos taken on July 5, 2014, shows the Aazzab family waiting to break their fast, top, and their meal, bottom, during the holy month of Ramadan in Casablanca, Morocco. (Photo by Abdeljalil Bounhar/AP Photo)

This combination of two photos taken on July 5, 2014, shows the Aazzab family waiting to break their fast, top, and their meal, bottom, during the holy month of Ramadan in Casablanca, Morocco. For the millions of Muslims abstaining from food and drink from sunrise to sunset every day during Islam's holiest month of Ramadan, that first sip of water after a grueling fast is by far the most anticipated moment of the day. (Photo by Abdeljalil Bounhar/AP Photo)

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FactVintage Chicago Crime

Gertrude “Billie” Murphy, 22, is brought in for questioning in the murder case of Michael Stopec, who was shot and killed in an apartment hotel, circa July 1927.  Murphy had been friends of the married Stopec and his suspected killer Henry Guardino, 31. (Photo by Chicago Herald & Examiner Historical Photo)

Gertrude “Billie” Murphy, 22, is brought in for questioning in the murder case of Michael Stopec, who was shot and killed in an apartment hotel, circa July 1927. Murphy had been friends of the married Stopec and his suspected killer Henry Guardino, 31. It is said that Stopec and Guardino were “bitter rivals for the favor of Billie” and that Murphy had tired of Guardino and was going to stay with Stopec. Murphy was also married to a man in the Joliet penitentiary. (Photo by Chicago Herald & Examiner Historical Photo)

29 Jul 2014 11:28:00, post received 0 comments

FactMiraculous Healing: a Footless Beggar Walks Away when Police Arrive

A beggar who lay at the side of a road pretending he had no legs was moved on by police who made him stand up and walk away. The man lay slumped on his front in Chengdu, in Sichuan Province, China, with his legs tucked under him, and his jeans stretched out to make it appear he had no legs. He is approached by a police officer, who bends down and talks to him for some moments. (Photo by Rex Features)

A beggar who lay at the side of a road pretending he had no legs was moved on by police who made him stand up and walk away. The man lay slumped on his front in Chengdu, in Sichuan Province, China, with his legs tucked under him, and his jeans stretched out to make it appear he had no legs. He is approached by a police officer, who bends down and talks to him for some moments. The officer then reaches out and helps the man to his feet before guiding him across the road. Chengdu is one of a number of cities where officials have tried to clamp down on begging. (Photo by Rex Features)

29 Jul 2014 11:25:00, post received 0 comments

CharmingLlion And Dachshund

Llion And Dachshund

A 500-pound lion and an 11-pound dog have formed an unlikely friendship, proving that cats and dogs really can get along. Bonedigger the lion and Milo the dachshund live together at Garold Wayne Exotic Animal Park in Wynnewood, Okla., along with three other dogs. The puppies were introduced to Bonedigger in 2008 when he was just a 4-week-old cub.

29 Jul 2014 11:13:00, post received 0 comments