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Steve Jobs’ 1973 job application sells for whopping $174K

Steve Jobs’ 1973 job application sells for whopping $174K

Last month we told you about an auction for an interesting piece of Steve Jobs memorabilia: one of the Apple co-founder's first job applications, dating back to 1973. When the listing was first announced by RR Auction, the document was expected to sell for $50,000. The gavel has now fallen, however, and the paper, complete with an 18-year-old Jobs' signature and several misspellings and other errors, has sold for over triple the expected amount.

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131-year-old message in a bottle found in Australia sets new record

131-year-old message in a bottle found in Australia sets new record

The oldest message in a bottle ever discovered was recently found on a beach in Australia. The bottle was tossed into the sea from a ship on June 12, 1886, making it 131 years old. Within the bottle, which itself is a dark amber color with German writing on the side, was a small rolled note measuring 200mm x 153mm. Some work went into deciphering the German message scrawled on it, revealing certain details about its origins.

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World’s oldest figurative tattoos found on two Egyptian mummies

World’s oldest figurative tattoos found on two Egyptian mummies

The world's oldest figurative tattoos have been found on a pair of Egyptian mummies, according to a newly released study detailing the findings. The tattoos were found on a pair of mummies dating back about 5,000 years, one a female with "S" shaped curves on the shoulder, the other a male with a wild bull and Barbary sheep tattoo.

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Steve Jobs’ 1973 job application heads to auction for $50K

Steve Jobs’ 1973 job application heads to auction for $50K

If you're one of those people who dream of owning a rare piece of Steve Jobs memorabilia, another chance is coming up. But rather than an early computer model or some other product related to his time at Apple, the latest Jobs item to be auction is his very first job application. Dated from 1973, and even signed by an 18-year-old Jobs, the piece of paper is expected to sell for around $50,000.

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This Mayan Megalopolis discovery changes the history of human society

This Mayan Megalopolis discovery changes the history of human society

A newly massive "megalopolis" was discovered and reported for the first time this week in a Guatemalan Jungle. You can see a few old structures popping up from the trees right now, but below the surface, oh my goodness. There's one whole heck of a lot more down there than anyone in modern times knew until now. NOTE: This project not only discovered thousands of new structures, they've done so with LiDAR, so it'll all be available in 3D map file format - think augmented reality!

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This huge void in the Great Pyramid is a new Egyptian mystery

This huge void in the Great Pyramid is a new Egyptian mystery

If you thought the pyramids had given up all their mysteries, think again. A huge, secret space has been discovered inside the Great Pyramid of Giza, after scientists used new scanning technology to penetrate through the stone. Right now, nobody knows exactly what the chamber is, though speculation has already begun about what it could contain.

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Archaeologists have found the lost temple of Artemis

Archaeologists have found the lost temple of Artemis

The ancient temple belonging to the goddess Artemis has been discovered after about 100 years of searching. Greek authorities reported the discovery late last week, saying it was found by archaeologists with the Archaeological School in Greece alongside the Ephorate of Euboea Antiquities. Excavation work has been underway for a handful of years.

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Aztec skull tower reveals big new mystery about ancient culture

Aztec skull tower reveals big new mystery about ancient culture

In 2015, researchers unearthed a huge 'tower' made by the ancient Aztecs out of human skulls. The skulls would, per everything we know about the Aztecs, be ones that had belonged to warrior men from opposing groups who died young as sacrificial victims. Over the past couple years, though, archaeologists have discovered something they didn't expect to find in the tower: skulls belonging to women and children, ushering a big new mystery about what, exactly, the skull tower was for.

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This medieval sword was found in a bog, and a knight’s remains may follow

This medieval sword was found in a bog, and a knight’s remains may follow

A notable archaeological discovery is coming out of Poland, where researchers have recovered a medieval-era sword from a peat bog. The sword is still in good shape, at least for something as old as it is, bearing all of its components minus the hilt padding. Researchers say the preservation is excellent enough that even a small marking -- likely the blacksmith's mark -- is still visible on the sword.

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1900-year-old slingshot with lead ammo was as deadly as a handgun

1900-year-old slingshot with lead ammo was as deadly as a handgun

Ancient Roman soldiers wielded slingshots with lead ammo that, when used properly, could kill someone in a way that isn't dissimilar from a modern handgun. The information comes from researchers who recently experimented with the old technology to gauge its effectiveness. The lead 'bullets' used in the slingshots are shaped somewhat like small lemons, and those who launched them could be trained with accuracy that spanned a few hundred feet.

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Bacterial DNA reveals salmonella may have wiped out the Aztecs

Bacterial DNA reveals salmonella may have wiped out the Aztecs

A couple of new studies reveal that salmonella may have been the cause of mass devastation to the Aztec civilization, at least according to the DNA of bacterium pulled from burial locations in Mexico. The nation’s native inhabitants were hit with a severe pestilence of some sort, one powerful enough to have wiped out as much as 80-percent of the population. The exact cause of that devastation has been a source of mystery.

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Late Bronze Age sword and golden spear found in Scotland

Late Bronze Age sword and golden spear found in Scotland

A sword and spear dating back to the late Bronze Age have been discovered in Scotland, where they were unearthed by construction workers during a project. Both items are made of bronze, while the spearhead in particular is also adorned in gold. Joining the metal items is a pin and scabbard for the sword. According to GUARD Archaeology, this is an ‘exceptional group’ that greatly contributes to archaeological findings in the nation.

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