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History you dont know about or is strange

this is history you don't get from History books at school or may never know. I found this out from tv. Movies and watching the history channel. I'm sure there have been other strange things that I don't know happened.


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In the spring of 1973 polybrominated biphenyl (PBB), a fire retardant sold under the trademark Firemaster BP-6, was inadvertently added to dairy cattle feed rather than the feed supplement Nutrimaster. The mix-up was not recognized until the spring of 1974 when PBB was identified as the substance causing death and illness in dairy cattle. During that year PBB had become widely disbursed in the agricultural food system and in the bodies of Michigan residents. The MDCH, together with the Center for Disease Control and Prevention and three other federal agencies, began a major study to assess the health effects of PBB. A health questionnaire and blood samples were collected from people affected by the feed contamination incident. The Laboratory had the responsibility to analyze several thousand samples for PBB from 1975 to 1978. MDCH continues contact with this cohort, updates health questionnaires and conducts occasional special research studies in conjunction with the Health Risk Assessment Lab. Testing for PBB is only offered as a fee for service through a physician request.
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The ruins of Centralia Pennsylvania no longer exists on some maps. The story began sometime in 1962 along the outskirts of town when trash was burned in the pit of an abandoned strip mine, which connected to a coal vein running near the surface. The burning trash caught the exposed vein of coal on fire. The fire was thought to be extinguished but it apparently wasn't when it erupted in the pit a few days later. Again the fire was doused with water for hours and thought to be out. But it wasn't. The coal then began to burn underground. That was in 1962. For the next two decades, workers battled the fire, flushing the mines with water and fly ash, excavated the burning material and dug trenches, backfilled, drilling again and again in an attempt to find the boundaries of the fire and plan to put the fire out or at least contain it.
the fires still exist and the town is abandoned

http://www.offroaders.com/album/centralia/centralia.htm

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Plagued with a dust problem in the early 1970s due to its 23 miles (37 km) of dirt roads and lack of pavement funds, the city of Times Beach hired waste hauler Russell Bliss to oil the roads in the town in 1971. From 1972 to 1976, Bliss sprayed waste oil on the roads at a cost of six cents per gallon used. The roads were later paved.

Bliss had also taken a contract with Northeastern Pharmaceutical and Chemical Company (NEPACCO), which operated a facility producing hexachlorophene in Verona, Missouri. Some parts of the facility had been used for the production of Agent Orange during the Vietnam War, and the waste clay and water contained levels of dioxin some 2,000 times higher than the dioxin content in Agent Orange. Bliss claimed he was unaware that the waste contained dioxin.

Bliss had first used the technique of spraying waste oil to control dust in horse stables. When a March 1971 spraying resulted in the death of 62 horses, the owners of the stable suspected Bliss, who assured them it was just used engine oil. But Bliss had mixed the NEPACCO waste with waste oil. The owners followed Bliss' activities, and after other stables experienced similar problems, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention began investigating, and, in late 1979, a NEPACCO employee confessed the company's practice of handling dioxin. The government sued NEPACCO in 1980.
another town that is gone. I think it might be a park now.

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dude, that is some crazy shit about that town...i still cant believe they have not gotten it put out...what is holding them up?...just not enough resources or just not able to put it out period?

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There was a underground coal fire somewhere in northern WI or the UP in the '60s as well. I think they ended up moving the town. One of my Great Aunts lived in a house that had to be abandoned or moved. Sorry, don't remember more details than that (I was about 5 or 6 at the time.)

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If you do an arial view of Centralia Pennsylvania it looks pretty normal to me. There are plenty of cars and things look modern. i'm not sure i buy this one.
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They tried for years to put the fire out. Whatever they tried, made it worse. I think they tried drilling a hole to the fire to flood it out. But that just gave the fire more air. Theres bunch of things they tried to use to put it out but never worked.


Theres a few people that still live in the town according to the offroader site. I wish if the town was still around. Only few buildings are still standing.
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A very large underground fire burns through large coal beds in Northern China. The fires consume up to 200 million tons of coal each year. This fire is quite a bit larger then the largest Pennsylvania fire (Centralia), releasing almost "as much carbon dioxide into the atmosphere as do all the cars in the United States" (Kittl, 1999). The Chinese haven’t really paid much attention to the fire until recently. Now they monitor the fire with heat sensitive satellite photographs. Areas of subsidence have caused very large cracks in the surface and there are areas where one can observe the burning beds above them on the side of a cliff. The Chinese are now taking measures such as burying the coal with dirt and pouring a water-clay mix into surface cracks to cool the fire. They feel the only way to deal with these fires is to try to isolate them and let them burn out (Kittl, 1999).
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Don't even get me started on that big dude with the pyramid head and the giant machete.

Yeah no shit! I think that is the town that the movie Silent Hill was based on.

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Yeah no shit! I think that is the town that the movie Silent Hill was based on.
that's also stated on the site..
so it looks like you're not alone.. I have never seen the movie though... So I don't know
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If you do an arial view of Centralia Pennsylvania it looks pretty normal to me. There are plenty of cars and things look modern. i'm not sure i buy this one.
Sorry about that... I reviewed it and I must have been looking at mt carmel. centralia does look pretty damn empty
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As of the 2000 census,[12] there were 21 people, 10 households, and 7 families residing in the borough. As of March 2004[update], there were eighteen people residing in nine dwellings.
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an entire church committed mass suicide. more than 900 people that drank poisoned koolaid(hence where the term comes up for nutjobs) They also killed a senator that came to visit the church, by gunning him down at the airport.
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Heavens Gate cult. committed mass suicide in '97. they were very popular because of their nutjob internet website.

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Heavens Gate cult. committed mass suicide in '97. they were very popular because of their nutjob internet website.
When they hit the news, they forced us to move them to our clustered/hive hosting service that we were already planning on launching 2 months later... They became our first customer on the platform out of necessity (load spike) and THANK GOD they prepaid a year in advance the month prior to this.

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When they hit the news, they forced us to move them to our clustered/hive hosting service that we were already planning on launching 2 months later... They became our first customer on the platform out of necessity (load spike) and THANK GOD they prepaid a year in advance the month prior to this.

I remember whe it happened. Did they take the site down or it stayed up for a year?

i remember the pictures of them in bunkbeds and their nike shoes
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freak shows of coney island. back in the day. freak shows were a big attraction at circus and amusement parks.



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I remember whe it happened. Did they take the site down or it stayed up for a year?

i remember the pictures of them in bunkbeds and their nike shoes
We let the site/account run its life cycle. We did, however, have to make and hand over a tarball of the whole thing along with all the account info (and other data) we had on file as part of an investigation. Couldn't have asked for a better beta test or better customer (no complaints! )

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Yeah no shit! I think that is the town that the movie Silent Hill was based on.

i thought it was based off of the game

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in the greatest movie of all time, deliverance. There was a shot of a cemetary being relocated. The cemetary is located under water what is now Lake Jocassee. In 1973, The duke power company and south carolina decided to build a hydro dam. A 300 foot deep man made lake was built, lake Jocassee, when four rivers were slowed down when the hydrodam was built. Many structures were removed, but many things were burried. Like a small town and its cemetary.



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someone brought up sniper and i remember this event. This started the whole post office workers shooting people jokes.


man goes in a university clock tower and snipers people back in the 1960s

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