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January 31, 1971

On January 31, 1971, Apollo 14 lifted off on its 239,000 mile journey to the Fra Mauro Highlands on the moon. Before lift-off, Astronaut Stuart Roosa received a secret message from Ham the Chimp, who was the first non-human primate in space.  It was a half-eaten banana with the words “You’re next” written on the … Continue reading

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September 16, 2011

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY.com in 2011 the National Zoo in Washington, D.C., announced a successful artificial insemination of the giant panda Mei Xiang. She would eventually give birth to her second giant panda cub. When the scientists were asked how they were able to successfully impregnate the panda, they replied that the first step … Continue reading

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