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Leshan Buddha – A Great Engineering Achievement

Leshan Buddha is the tallest statue of Buddha to be found in the world. It was carved from the sandstone of a cliff overlooking the junction of the Min and Dadu Rivers in Sichuan

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Caspian Sea – Largest Lake in the World

The Caspian Sea covers 143,550 square miles and has a volume of 19,000 cubic miles. Stretching for nearly 750 miles from north to south, it has an average width of 200 miles

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Russian Submarine Belgorod – What Makes it so Special?

The submarine was turned over in the port of Severodvinsk, and experts say it is a modified version of Oscar II class guided-missile submarines. They are made longer with the aim to eventually accommo...

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Newgrange – Is it Older than Stonehedge?

According to Ireland’s Ancient East, Newgrance is a 5,200 year old passage tomb located in the Boyne Valley. It was built by Stone Age farmers, with the mount 85m (279ft) in diameter and 13m (43ft) ...

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Amazon River Amazing Geography Facts

No matter what, it is amazing that the Amazon River is one of the longest and most amazing. The quantity of fresh water released to the Atlantic Ocean is enormous, 184,000 m3 per second in the rainy s...

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Hopi People – Society Run by Women with Men in it

The Hopi Society is one of the few in the world ruled by women. After the birth of a child, the paternal side of the family gets to name the child, but only the paternal women can submit a name for co...

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Remembering Clara Barton – The Nurse Who Changed the World

Clara Barton was born on December 25, 1821, as Clarissa Harlowe Barton. She was named after the novel Clarissa by Samuel Richardson

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Erie Canal Facts – One of History’s Greatest Architectural Achievements

Why it is an architectural achievement? Well, the engineering demands of the canal included the removal of earth using animal power, water power, and gunpowder to blast through limestone. None of the ...

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Chaonei No.81 – Learn More about the Haunted House in Beijing, China

In Chaoyangmen, Beijing, stands an abandoned house. Known as Chaonei No.81 or Chaonei Church, it has a reputation for being haunted. And that reputation increased vastly in 2014 after the house appear...

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Michael

In 1992, he wrote Quitting the Mob and began traveling the country to speak on college campuses regarding consequences of your choice

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10 Things You Didn’t Know about Afghanistan

Afghanistan is home to around 38 million people. And according to the United Nations Population Fund, the country has one of the youngest and fastest growing populations in the world

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Proxy Wars – How do they Work?

The simple definition is the following, “a proxy war is an armed conflict between two states or non-state actors which act on the instigation or on behalf of other parties that are not directly invo...

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Ruins of Pompeii – Remembering the Great City

To this day, 22 of the original 66 hectares have not been unearthed. You can walk down the streets of the ancient Roman city and imagine the town as it was in its heyday

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Get to Know the Tamil People

The Tamil people, also known as Tamilar, are a Dravidian ethno-linguistic group tracing its ancestry mainly to India’s southern state of Tamil Nadu. They constitute 5.9% of the population in India, ...

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Nikko Jenkins – Killing in the name of God

In May 2017, a three-judge panel sentenced him to death. It was a landmark ruling, considering the despicable acts he had committed over the time

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Jacques Fesch – From Murderer to Mystic

Jacques Fesch was born in April 1930. A proposal for his beatification was submitted in 1993, and has yet to be resolved. His story is a unique one. Born to unloving and authoritarian parents, he was ...

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Roland Garros – Who Was He?

When you think of the world of tennis, the Roland Garros Open Tournament is one of the most prestigious and famous championships. Every tennis player in the world wants to win it. Who do you think the...

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Fish River Canyon – Second Largest Canyon in the World

The Fish River Canyon consists of an upper canyon and a lower canyon. In the upper canyon, river erosion was inhibited by hard gneiss bedrocks. On the other hand, the lower canyon formed after erosion...

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Sky Bridge 721 – Everything You Need to Know about the Longest Suspension Bridge

Opened to the public in May 2022, the bridge offers views of the landscape. It spans the Miynsky Stream valley from the ridge of Slamnik Mountain to the ridge of Chlum mountain. It is 1,125m above sea...

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Who are the Mennonites?

Mennonites are Anabaptists, a faith stream within Christianity. They are often mixed with Amish people, but there are differences between the two groups. Speaking of their faith, Anabaptism grew out o...

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Andre Leon Talley – How the Vogue Editor Changed the World

As a black homosexual, Talley broke every taboo in the fashion industry. He was the positive, Black representation the world didn’t know it needed. Talley stood tall, over six feet, and had a lavish...

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Umoja Uaso – Community of Only Women

Umoja Usao, a village in Kenya, has become a haven for these runaway and homeless women. Those who escape their violent homelife often bring their children with them, creating a haven of peace

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The Latin Language – Dead but Still Alive

Latin language requires students to break down grammatical structures and parts of speech, preparing them for tackling other languages. Once a student is familiar with concepts like grammatical gender...

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Namib Desert – World’s Oldest Desert

The Namib is a coastal desert in Southern Africa. There are many reasons why people fall in love with this particular desert. It has some of the tallest duns in the world, red sand, and chance to see ...

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Who Was Ada Lovelace – The First Computer Programmer

Ada Lovelace wrote the first published computer program while working for her mentor, the father of the computer, Charles Babbage

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What is Left of the Antonov An-225 Mriya?

The Antonov An-225 Mriya was a strategic airlift cargo aircraft. Designed in the 1980s by the Antonov Design Bureau in the Soviet Onion, it was originally developed as an enlargement of the Antonov AN...

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African Moors – How they changed Europe

The term “moor” can be found throughout literature, art, history books, and more. But it does not actually describe a specific ethnicity or race. Instead, it has been used to describe alternativel...

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Sinking of MS Estonia – A Conspiracy Subject Many Years After the Tragedy

The MS Estonia sank on September 28, 1994, between 00:50 and 01:50 UCT+2. The ship was crossing the Baltic Sea at the moment, en route from Tallinn, Estonia, to Stockholm, Sweden

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Sigiriya – An Ancient Rock Fortress of Historical Significance

Some call it Sigiriya. Others call it Sinhagiri. In any case, it is an ancient rock fortress located in the northern Matala District near the town of Dambulla, in Sri Lanka. The site is of historical ...

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The Story of Julius and Ethel Rosenberg

Julius Rosenberg and Ethel Rosenberg were American citizens who were convicted of spying on behalf of the Soviet Union. They were born in 1918 and 1915 respectively, and were convicted of providing to...

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Quantum Stealth – Is Invisibility Possible?

Quantum Stealth, or often cited as the Invisibility Cloak, is a material developed by Hyperstealth Biotechnology Corp. While it is not actually making you invisible, it gives the illusion of invisibi...

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Letitia Mumford Geer – Notable Women in Medicine

Letitia filed for her patent for a new design for the medical syringe on February 12, 1896. It was three years later that her patent for the one-handed syringe design was granted. That patent design h...

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Enchanted Well in Brazil – A remarkable remote natural wonder

Lit by direct sunlight between 10:30 and 12:30, the well is a somewhat of a miracle. The direct sunlight allows a breathtaking view down through 61m of turquoise blue water so clear that small stones ...

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Albert Fish – The Monster and his Gruesome Crimes

Born to parents Ellen and Randall Fish in 1870, Albert Fish is a notorious serial killer. He enjoyed rapping and cannibalizing women. While he was never thought to have physically attacked or abused h...

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The MOSE Project in Venice – How to Stop Flooding

The MOSE project in Venice will be fully operational in 2023. At the time, the barriers will be raised when the water level hits 110cm or 43 inches above the regular level. Now, the MOSE project will ...

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Ruby Bridges – How She Fought Racism

For many of us nowadays, going to school doesn’t seem like a big deal. Millions of kids in America do it every day. But in 1960, one young girl’s trip to school became a historic moment in America...

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Point Nemo – The Most Remote Location on Earth

Officially known as “the oceanic pole of inaccessibility”, Point Nemo is the point in the ocean that is farthest away from land. Located at 48°52.6′S 123°23.6′W, the spot is quite literally ...

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Russia’s Unique Weapons – How Putin Transformed the Army?

Nowadays, Russia can say they have some unique weapons that nobody else in the world has. At least not as modern, efficient, and effective as the Russian weapons. Here are five weapons that Russia can...

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Understanding Mosuo Women and Walking Marriage

Why are they known as the kingdom of women? Well, because they are a matrilineal society. Heterosexual activity occurs only by mutual consent and mostly through the custom of the secret nocturnal visi...

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The 2 Hour Marathon Challenge – When We Will See It?

Researchers from several universities have looked at 16 male distance runners and their performance during the Breaking2 Project. They found out that a 59-kilogram (130 pound) runner would need take i...

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The Legacy of Magawa, the Rat Hero

In January 2022, Magawa, the African giant pouched rat passed away. He was an unsung hero, one who never knew about his legacy. Magawa sniffed out more than 100 landmines and other explosives in Cambo...

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The Crystal Caverns, Mexico – Beautiful but Deadly

They are extremely hot, one factor that makes them hard to explore for visitors. The largest known crystal found in the caverns is a crystal that is 39ft in length, 13ft in diameter, and weighs 55tons

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Khmer Rouge – Years of Terror and Genocide in Cambodia

The army was slowly built up in the jungles of eastern Cambodia during the late 1960s. The Chinese Communist Party, the North Vietnamese army, the Viet Cong, and the Pathet Lao all supported the Khmer...

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Gateway to Hell in Turkmenistan – Will we See the End of It?

The original name of this place is Darvaza gas crater. Turkmen media uses the name Shining of the Karakum. But the common name most people know is the Door to Hell or Gates to Hell. The area is a natu...

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Ever Ace – World’s Largest Container Ship

Ever Ace is the largest container ship in the world. The capacity reached 23,992TEU, surpassing HMM Algeciras (23,964TEU) which was delivered to the Korean operator HMM in 2020, and once again breakin...

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FAST – Largest Single Aperture Telescope in the World

Apart from the obligatory extraterrestrial life hunting, the telescope will also become handy in a number of different ways, for example, detecting low-frequency gravitational ways and discovering bra...

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Shark Fin Trade Facts – Why do We Need to Stop It

Recently, the United Kingdom became the first nation to ban the shark fin trade, with all imports, exports, and related products. Did you know that millions of sharks are killed every year for their f...

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Understanding the Mandela Effect – How do we Create False Memories?

This effect occurs when a large group of people believe an event occurred when it did not. There are many examples in popular culture. Those include misquoting famous movie lines and even recalling en...

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Shocking Larry Nassar Facts

The USA Gymnastics sex abuse scandal started in the late 1990s. More than 368 people alleged that they were sexually assaulted or abused by gym owners, coaches, and staff working for the gymnastics pr...

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Byzantine Style – Features and Best Examples

Mosaics were the signature characteristic of Byzantine architecture and Byzantine style. These mosaics illustrated religious scenes and important historical figures. Mosaics decorated the walls and ce...

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