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What Is so Special About Surtsey Island, a Place Tourists Can Never Visit?

Surtsey Island provides scientists with a nature laboratory they can use to explore colonization of new land by plants, animals, birds, and insects

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Onna-bugeisha – The Female Samurai Warriors Were Just as Strong as Male

The history of Onna-bugeisha dates long before the samurai. In fact, even before the emergence of samurai, Japanese fighters were trained to wield a sword and a spear. Women, on the other hand, learne...

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InSight has Landed on Mars – What Will it Tell Us?

The name of the mission stands for “Interior Exploration using Seismic Investigations, Geodesy, and Heat Transport”

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White House Christmas Tree Factsheet

The first Christmas tree was placed by President Benjamin Harrison in 1889. Back then, President Harrison placed the tree in the Second Floor Oval Room. He decorated the tree with candles, toys, and o...

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Top 5 Most Prolific Gold Mines in the World

More than 40% of the total gold mined in the world has come from Basin, South Africa

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Can Russia and Japan put an end to the Kuril Islands dispute?

After more than 70 years, Japan and Russia are closing in on a peace treaty. Japan Prime-Minister Shinzo Abe recently said that they are in talks with Russia to sign the peace treaty

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First Live Look at China’ J20, Aircraft Superior to F-22 and F-35

There have been reports in the past few years that the jet had been built in part from plans of US war planes. To be specific, there were plans obtained from the F-22 raptor by Chinese hackers. Beijin...

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Australia’s floating dollar move was visionary 30 years ago

The country made a couple of changes. Here is a quick breakdown of how Australia managed to turn things around using a couple of economic and finance reforms in the 1980s. Can modern politicians make ...

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Top 3 Longest Railway Lines in the World

The US rail network, has an operating route length of more than 250,000km, making it the biggest in the world. There are 538 railroads, seven of them marked as Class I railroads. However, while the US...

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Room 39 – The Kingpin of North Korea’s court economy

Some experts believe the secret organization has more than 20 bank accounts in Switzerland, and owns more than 130 trading companies, bringing in revenue of $1b per year

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Ancient Egypt Beauty Secrets still Valuable Today

Cleopatra is widely considered one of the most beautiful women in the history of mankind, and her beauty rituals are still applicable today

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Cinnamon – The Oldest Known Spice

ack in Ancient Egypt, people used cinnamon in their embalming mixtures, and it was also used by Moses as an anointing oil

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The Thinker by Rodin – 7 Facts about the Iconic Statue

You can see the Thinker all over the world. Rodin himself made more than 10 castings of the Thinker. After he died in 1917, the nation of France got the rights to recast Rodin. Since then, the number ...

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Vasco da Gama Facts You Do Not Learn in School

His discoveries were made possible after a few years earlier, Bartolomeu Dias found out that the Atlantic and the Indian Ocean were connected. That paved the way for explorers to go to India and other...

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How GMO foods can make China starve itself

China is the largest country in the world, and people there are very much afraid of GMO foods. The population has a rather sharply negative attitude towards genetically modified food. Despite many stu...

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Porto City Colombo – Luxury Dubai Style City Built in Sri Lanka by Chinese Investment

The Chinese government is determined to build a “New Dubai”, or a city as luxurious as Dubai. When it is all said and done, the city will have 65 million cubic meters of sand

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What Would Happen If the Earth Stopped Moving?

Such event would require the same amount of energy stored in the momentum of everything on our rotating planet. And there is no physical mechanism on the planet that can supply that

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Hotter than the Sun and Other Facts about lighting that will Mesmerize You

One average lightning bolt can release enough energy to operate a 100-watt light bulb for more than three months straight, which is approximately 250 kilowatt-hours of energy

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Was William James Sidis the Smartest Person Who Has Ever Lived?

When he was just 5 years old, he could use a typewriter, and had learnt to speak Latin, Greek, Russian, French, German, and Hebrew. He applied for Harvard at the age of 6, but was denied admission. Th...

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Joyxee Island – eco-friendly floating paradise made of plastic bottles

The island is located in Isla Mujeres Bay near Cancun city in Mexico. It has a three-storey house with two bedrooms, a kitchen, and a bathroom. The house has all the amenities that you expect from a m...

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Rosehip Neuron – the Latest Scientific Discovery That Can Help Scientists Understand Consciousness

The new neuron exists only in humans. It is not found in rodents, which are frequently used as model species in neuroscience. Scientists believe that the rosehip neuron is the reason why many treatmen...

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Genghis Khan War Tactics – How he Built the Mongol Empire

In 25 short years, Genghis Khan and his army conquered more lands and people than the Roman Empire did during 400-year rule

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The Decameron – The Medical Significance Outweighs the Sexual Obscenity

The plot of the book is set in Italy during the time of the Black Death (a plague resulting in deaths of 75 to 200 million people across Europe and Asia). During the plague, a group of seven young wom...

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Biggest Food Debates – Is There a Right Way to Eat Pizza?

When it comes to food, we all have our strong feeling and opinion. And while most of the debates are usually a matter of preference, location, and how a person was raised, they are still here

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The Future Is Now: German Start-up Tests Solar Powered Vehicle

Sion is a prototype vehicle made by the German company Sono Motors. It is set to be released in 2019. The vehicle has solar cells integrated with its body parts, a total of 330 cells. The vehicle wil...

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Fecal Transplant Is Real and Five Other Feces Facts That Will Surprise You

Some health experts even say they can perform a colonoscopy and guess the sex of the patient without knowing it beforehand

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Forget the octagon, scientists discover a new shape called “scutoid”

The discovery can help us understand how organs acquire such complex, yet in the same time, stable forms. It is critical for future organ and tissue engineering

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How to get away with murder at Yellowstone’s “Zone of Death”

In 2004, Brian Kalt decided to write an article about how some states allowed for a trial in one of the two neighboring countries depending on how close the criminal act was to the dividing line. This...

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Five Quick Questions and Answers about Jerusalem’s Wailing Wall

The Wall was part of the western wall of the Temple mount’s exterior walls. It serves as a symbol of the destruction of the Jewish temple. For centuries, Jews come there to pray and cry in the morning

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Tuskegee experiment – Fatal Conspiracy Theory Turned Out to Be Truth

The experiment started in 1932. The word was out in Macon Country, Alabama, that there was a new health program offered specifically to African-Americans for free. The experiment was advertised as “...

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Excalibur – The Myth, The Legend, and Modern Version

There are two legends regarding the origin of the Excalibur. The first one is the most famous legend regarding the sword, originally appearing in Robert de Boron’s poem Merlin

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The Mystery of the Thai Cave

After two weeks in the Tham Luang Nang Non cave, 12 boys and the coach of their soccer team they were finally rescued on Monday July 9. But what the rescue mission didn’t revealed is the scary legen...

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Troy – The Real City and the Legend

In the legend of Troy, Homer writes about a war between Greece and Troy. The war started after the abduction of Helen, a queen from Sparta. The abduction was done by Paris, son of King Priam, the rule...

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Who Was Katsushika Hokusai, the Author of the Great Wave

Some have heard his name, some have not. But we have all seen or know about the Great Wave of Kanagawa, simply called “the Wave”. It is one of the most iconic internationally known pictures. It is...

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Mödlareuth – A City in Germany Still Divided Between East and West

Some 30 years after the tearing down of the Berlin Wall, the city with only 15 houses, has two majors, two postal codes, two telephone area codes, and two dialects of the Germany language

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Everything you wanted to know about Mauritia, the Lost Continent under Mauritius

It might sound implausible, but deep at the bottom of the Indian Ocean lies the continent, which was found thanks to the work done by the team from South Africa’s University of the Witwatersrand

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Top 5 Unsolved Math Mysteries that Still Plague Us

There are math problems that remain unsolved in algebra, graph, Euclidean geometries, and many other aspects of mathematics

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Top 7 Strange and Weird Looking Mushrooms

We are all accustomed to the regular type mushrooms, the champignons mushrooms. That is just one of the many hundreds of mushrooms

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What happens when a black hole eats a star?

The phenomenon happens as unsuspecting stars wander too close to the supermassive black hole in the center of their galaxy and are torn apart by the gravity of the black hole

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What is in Vatican Secret Archives?

The central repository in the Vatican City, the archives contain the state papers, correspondence, papal account books, and many other documents the church has accumulated over the centuries

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Top 8 People who Were Superstitious, but We Didn’t Know it

If you didn’t know, artists are some of the most superstitious people on the planet. Most of them have a routine they use before performing, or while painting, writing, or so on. With that in mind,...

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Cocaine Hippos – Pablo Escobar’s Pets were as Dangerous as Him

At the height of his power, Escobar was making more than $400 million per week, and he built a large hacienda to show off his wealth. There, he had a zoo with exotic animals

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Top Heartwarming 10 Facts about Love

We understand the poetry of our heart, but what else is there to know about love? Some of these facts will amaze you, as you probably haven’t been aware of them. These are all proven facts, with sc...

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Svalbard Global Seed Vault – Our Doomsday Scenario Vault

The Nordic Gene Bank stores backup Nordic plants since 1984. They do it via frozen seeds in an abandoned coal mine. In 2008, the bank merged with two other Nordic conservation groups to form NordGen. ...

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Roman dodecahedra – The Enigma Resolved

Embellished with a series of knobs on each corner point of the pentagon, there are more than 100 of these objects found in areas that have been part of the Roman Empire

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9 Facts about US Clandestine agencies to get Your Mind Thinking

Washington Post reported few years ago that there are 1,271 government organizations and 1,931 private companies working on intelligence, homeland security, and counterterrorism in the US

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How women got into the military? A timeline of events

The fight for the right to serve in the military started back during the revolutionary war

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8 Unexpected uses of chocolate

Most of us consume chocolate as a dessert. But that is that all chocolate can be? Some people put dark chocolate in their chili

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Poker Tips from President Richard Nixon

President Richard Nixon funded his first congressional electoral campaign in 1946. How he won so much money?

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