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John F. Kennedy Lived With More Pain Than We Realised

A re-evaluation of JFK’s health history and medical records paints a portrait a man who had to endure a surprising amount of physical discomfort throughout his short life. As president, he did his best to hide his misery from the public—no small miracle, given just how much pain he was forced to endure. Read More >>

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The Story Behind That JFK Quote About Destroying the CIA

John F. Kennedy campaigning in Indiana on October 5, 1960 (Photo by Sven Walnum)
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I Accidentally Found a New JFK Assassination Conspiracy Theory

I’ve never been one for JFK assassination conspiracy theories. But I do love studying what movies the presidents watched. So while compiling the list of films that President Kennedy viewed while in the White House I was surprised to stumble on what seems like fuel for a new conspiracy theory. How did President Kennedy watch a home movie of his son’s birthday a week after he was killed? Read More >>

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Researchers Have Finally Disproved a Conspiracy Theory About This Famous Lee Harvey Oswald Photo

There’s a lot of speculation about who really killed President John F. Kennedy. Was it the Cubans? The mafia? The CIA? Or was it a lone gunman named Lee Harvey Oswald? And if Oswald was just a patsy, as he claimed before he himself was killed, could his most famous image be a fake? Researchers have now shown through 3D modeling that the photo is almost certainly real. Read More >>

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JFK Airport Now Tracks Passengers’ Mobile Phones to Predict Airport Wait Times

The worst part about air travel isn’t the cramped airplane cabins, the terrible food, or the awkward security pat-downs. It’s all the waiting and queuing you have to do at the airport. So New York’s JFK is now using a new mobile phone tracking system to predict just how long you’ll be standing around. Read More >>

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Reason for Conspiracy? Five Mysterious Details From JFK’s Autopsy

It goes without saying that, for the past 50 years, there's been a bevy of confusion surrounding the events of JFK's assassination. Much of it has stemmed from inconsistencies in his medical records, which have long been employed to justify errant conspiracy theories putting responsibility for the fatal shot in the hands of everyone from Fidel Castro to Lyndon B. Johnson. Read More >>

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Every Public Place in the World Named in Memory of JFK

Friday was the 50th anniversary of JFK's assassination, and Slate investigated just how many streets, schools, parks and other public places are named in honour of the 35th US president. The tributes go far beyond their own borders. Read More >>

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Amazingly, JFK’s Limo Was Still Used More Than a Decade After His Death

The limousine President John F. Kennedy rode in fifty years ago yesterday is an indelible part of our visual memory. That midnight blue Lincoln will be forever known as the setting of a national tragedy. Yet, after Kennedy's assassination, the car remained in service, transporting four presidents before it was retired in 1977. Read More >>

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Can Good Design Make Even Conspiracy Theories Seem Believable?

Grab your tinfoil hats, sheeple. It's been fifty years since US President John F. Kennedy Jr. was assassinated on that fateful day in Dallas, and it's still nearly impossible to discuss the event without some mention of conspiracy, cover-ups, government intrigue, multiple shooters, UFO affiliations, and more. Read More >>

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JFK’s Brain May Have Been Stolen by His Brother

His assassination was one of the most well-documented tragedies of modern times, leading to numerous conspiracy theories. Though many have been debunked, President John F Kennedy's death still holds at least one mystery; what happened to his brain? Read More >>

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Thieves Stole £1 Million of iPad Minis from Airport

Breaking into the same JFK airport cargo building featured in the movie GoodFellas, two thieves stole two pallets of iPad Minis — about £1 million worth — in a slick robbery that included using the airport's own forklifts and possibly an inside man. Read More >>

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Get These Spacenerdgasmic NASA Ringtones for Your iPhone and Android

Attenshun space nerds with NASA underpants! NASA is now offering some really awesome ringtones for your iPhone, Android or whatever other phone you have. You must must must get these. MUST. Read More >>