04/06/2012 12:16 pm ET

Civil War Soldiers Glowed In The Dark?

The Civil War gets pored over like few other topics in American history, but here's one tidbit you may not have heard before: some Civil War soldiers actually glowed in the dark.

Thanks to a winning combination of bacteria and parasitic worms, some soldiers wounded at the Battle of Shiloh started to glow in the dark -- and it saved their lives.

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