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Sculpture by the Sea – Largest Free to Public Sculpture Exhibition in the World

The walk from Bondi to Tamarama is approximately 1.3 km long (close to one mile), and it will take you between 20 to 25 minutes at a casual pace. Walking you can see playful, amazing, surreal installa...

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Alvin Karpis – Longest Serving Alcatraz Prisoner

Alvin served 26 years in Alcatraz, and was released on a parole in 1969

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King of my Castle – King Mario Lives in a Sand Castel for More than 20 Years

Marcio Mizael Matolias lives on the most popular beach in Rio de Janeiro, and pays no rent because his home is a sand castle

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Meet Robert John Maudsley, the Real Hannibal Lecter

Robert was a British serial killer, responsible for murders of four people. He committed three of these murders in prison, after receiving a life sentence for a single murder. Born in 1953, he is stil...

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Shine Bright Like a Diamond – Meet Lucy, a Diamond Star

Lucy, or with its official name BMP 37093, was discovered in 2004. Astronomers nicknamed the space diamond star after the Beatles song, “Lucy in the sky with diamonds”

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How Does a World Ruled by Women Look Like? the Mosuo Tribe Has the Answer

Mosuo tribe families consist of 10 or more members, but all of the real estate and property is in the hands of the woman. The most unique aspect of their life is the so called “walking marriage”. ...

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5 Ways your Brain is Playing Mind Games with You

There are many ways our brain can outsmart us. Fact of the matter is that our brain is very smart, and we are just puppets in some cases

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How Rich You Need to Be to Be Considered Wealthy?

According to a poll, Americans say you need an annual income of about $100,000 to be considered rich. In the poll, Americans said that if you earn $90,000 per year, you are considered “neither rich ...

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Three Ancient Greek Philosophers That Shaped Economy as We Know Today

These days, most of the universities of economics and business in the world teach their students about the origin of economy related to Adam Smith, John Maynard Keynes, Karl Marx, Milton Friedman, and...

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Devil’s Island Horrific Facts – Place Where More than 70,000 People Were Sentenced to Death

In the beginning, Devil’s Island was used as a leper colony. However, it was later transformed to a prison for political prisoners. There was no other safe access to and off the island than a cable ...

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Cristopher Columbus and the Mermaid Myth

In his journal, he described them as “not half as beautiful as they are painted”. He also noted that they had “a human appearance in the face”. Later in the journal, Columbus described the way...

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The Way to Right Wrongs – Legacy of Ida B Wells

She tackled issues regarding the political, economic, and social standing of black people in America through her writing. Ida managed to shed lights on some important issues regarding racial discrimin...

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Anna Chennault – The Spy Most People Haven’t Heard Of

Anna Chennault is remembered for her actions helping President Nixon win the elections in 1968. She did that by interfering in the Vietnam peace talks. But those actions left a stain on many years ser...

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You Can Get in Trouble with These Hand Gestures Outside of the US

While some hand gestures are universal, others are not. The result is, you might be caught in an awkward situation to explain what you wanted to say or show

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How the Pirahã People Became the Happiest Tribe in the World?

In 1977, Daniel Everett traveled to Amazonia to try and convert the Pirahã people. But instead, they converted him, and he shared the story why they are the happiest tribe in the world

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Gorakhpur Railway Station – The Longest Platform in the World

With its length of 1366.33m, the Gorakhpur Railway station boosts the longest railway platform in the world

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The Big Apple – Origin of New York’s Nickname and other Famous Cities

he Big Apple, the Eternal City, the City of Love, Sin City, and many more. But why are they called like that? Here is a quick guide to the nicknames of some of the most famous cities

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Mermaids Live in South Korea – The Haenyeo Tradition

Young girls begin their training at 11 years old. They start in shallow water, and work their way up to more challenging depths from there. It takes about 7 years of training for a girl to become a fu...

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Can Denmark actually become 100% organic by 2020?

The 10 most popular organic products bought by consumers in 2017 were oatmeal (52%), carrots, eggs, milk, bananas, flour, cooking oil, pasta, vegetables, fruits. All accounted for more than 20% of the...

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How Little Foot Lived? Science reconstructs the Brain of Our Oldest Ancestor

The Micro CT scan revealed a small brain combining ape-like and human-like features. The scan shows that the brain of Little Foot was small and shows features that are similar to our own brain

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Marcel Duchamp’s Fountain – Absurd piece that Changed Art Forever

The “Fountain” was submitted to the Society of Independent Artists, which is one of the first venues for experimental art in the United States. And from the moment it was submitted, it produced a ...

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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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