Robert Smalls was born into slavery, and through his wit, patience, bravery, and skill, was able to steal a Confederate war ship and sail himself, his wife, and several other families past Fort Sumter and to freedom during the Civil War. But that wasn't the end - Smalls went on to become one of the most important figures of the fight against the South, gained the ear of Lincoln, and secured voting rights for African-Americans after the war.
We also read a story about anuses.
#193 - Uranus is Thicc
#192 - Projct A119: Nuking the Moon
#191 - The Private Space Race
#190 - The 80-Year Cycle of American Life
#189 Worst. President. Ever.
#188 - The Incredible Life of Alan Turing
#186 -You Can't Throw a Curveball in Space
#185 - When Russia Tried To Sell Its Navy to Pepsi
#184 - The Antikytheria Mechanism
#183 - Mark and Todd - In Person!
Dad Jokes 3: The Daddening
#181 - The Beautification of Stainless Steel
#180 - The Wilhelm Teapot
#179 - The Colossus of Rhodes
#178 - Things We Thought We Knew
#177 - Gladys Mae West and the Oblate Spheroid
#176 - Not NotNerd
#175 - Fordlandia: Henry Ford's Doomed Factory City in the Amazon Rainforest
#174 - The Willamette Meteorite
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