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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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Ronald McNair – Fighting Discrimination to Become an Astronaut

Ronald McNair showed love for science even at early days, but he had to fight segregation and discrimination to become the second African American in space

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Seven Things You Need to Know about the most famous Gothic Novel

That novel set the benchmark for all other writers of the vampire afterward. But how much do you know about the original novel?

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Demolition Town New Zealand – Trip to a Surreal Town

It is an entire ghost town made from recycled materials and mannequins. They are strategically placed to freak people out

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The Millau Viaduct - World's Tallest Bridge and Engineering Marvel

Designer Lord Norman Foster designed the bridge from the idea of French engineer Michel Virlogeux. It was specifically made to fit the impressive natural beauty of the area with a “delicacy of a but...

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Stomach acid – How does it Function?

Did you know that stomach acid is strong enough to dissolve stainless steel? Our stomach digests food thanks to the highly corrosive hydrochloric acid. It has a pH value of 2 to 3

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Monarchy – The Good and the Bad

Monarchy is a form of government where power and sovereignty are given to one person or several individuals. Duration of the reign remains until the time of death or if the monarch abdicates and gives...

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What are the most Reactive Metals?

The alkali metals are the family of elements that contain the most reactive elements. These metals include lithium, sodium, potassium, rubidium, cesium, and francium

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Mercedes Barcha – Wife and Muse of Gabriel Garcia Marquez

Mercedes was next to her husband during his epic work Hundreds Years of Solitude, supported her family and never stopped believing her husband was a genius

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Amazon Rainforest –8 Things You Probably Didn’t know

The biggest rainforest in the world is two and a half million square miles big. It stretches over nine Lain American countries. Fun fact: it stretches in France as well, even though France is European...

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Shackelton’s Hut – More than 100 years of history still standing in Antarctica

Listed as one of the world’s most endangered sites, the Hut remains one of the few buildings from the last century still standing in Antarctica

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The Many Bizarre Robert Durst Facts about the Murders and Trial

Robbert, also known as Bobby, accidentally admitted to the murders during the filming of the HBO Documentary in 2015

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Three Gorges Dam – One of the Most Impressive and Controversial Engineering Marvels

When construction began in 1994, the project was the largest engineering project in China. By the time it was finished in 2006, it was the world’s largest dam structure

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University of Bologna – The Oldest University in the World

The University of Bologna is different than many other universities in many ways. One is the foundation. Unlike other universities, the one in Bologna was originally created not as a corporation of pr...

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Glimpse into the Amish Community

As a strict community, they have a couple of rules that fellow members of the community must abide to. And while people have some weird ideas about Amish life, they are not as strange as you might assume

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Urine as a Beauty Product? History of Human Urine

The English word urine refers to the liquid waste product produced by the kidneys. But the word comes from the Latin word “urina”. The substance is considered useless today, but that wasn’t alwa...

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How much Do You Know about Circus?

Most people associate the term circus with Great Britain. After all, it was in UK that circuses gained popularity during modern times. The circus we love today came into being in England during the 18...

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Desmond Doss - First Conscientious Objector to Earn Medal of Honor

Desmond, a fearless World War II medic, he single-handedly saved the lives of 75 American soldiers on the Maeda Escarpment of Okinawa in 1945. He never carried a weapon. During the feat, he treated hi...

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Langeled Pipeline – Modern Engineering Achievements

For this engineering marvel, constructors had to navigate insane obstacles, such as constructing a crossing in the depths of 980 feet and performing difficult underwater weldings to existing systems

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Why is Roman Concrete so Strong and Durable?

Roman Empire structures lasts for thousands of years. The Western Roman Empire crumbled to dust more than a thousand years. And its concrete structures are still standing

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Sea Otters – Amazing Endangered Species Animals

For more than 40 years, the conservation status of sea otters remains unchanged. Their future remains uncertain. In the past several years, sea otter population growth has stalled. There are many hurd...

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Sculpture Garden in Finland – World’s Eeriest Places

The sculpture garden by Viejo Rönkkönen was discovered after his death in 2010 and features more than 550 sculptures, some with real teeth

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Sharia Law – What Does it Mean for Women in Afghanistan?

After regaining power in Afghanistan, a Taliban spokesman said, "We are going to allow women to work and study within our frameworks. Women are going to be very active within our society". What does i...

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Ayahuasca – Benefits, Retreats and Sexual Abuse Controversy

Ayahuasca is a psychoactive brew used both socially and as ceremonial spiritual medicine. It is traditional among the indigenous people of the Amazon basin

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Kamikaze – How Effective were they during WWII?

The infamous suicide missions carried out by Japanese pilots were not enough to defeat the US. Still, the kamikaze aircraft presented a new technology war innovation

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Hermannn Goering – From 2nd Most Powerful Nazi Leader to ashes in a River

Born in January 1893, Goering was a German political and military leader. At one point, he was one of the top 3 most powerful figures in the Nazi Party along with Hitler and Heinrich Himmler

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Georgia Guidestones – Mysterious Instructions or Conspiracy Theory?

The creators of the monument remain anonymous and mysterious. The man who conveyed the instructions used a pseudonym. As we said before, the inscriptions come in eight current languages and four extin...

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ADX Florence – The Escape Proof Prison

Operated by the Federal Bureau of Prisons, the ADC Florence opened in 1994. It is classified as supermax prison or control unit prison. That means the prison provides a higher and more controlled leve...

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Joseph Stalin – The Good Things

Stalin consolidated his power after Lenin’s death in 1924. The Georgian revolutionary and political leader ruled the Soviet Union from 1927 until his death in 1953

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Women Heroes in History – Deborah Sampson

Born in December 1760, Deborah Sampson was a Massachusetts woman who disguised herself as a man in order to serve in the Continental Army. She is one of several women with a documented record of milit...

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Mount Merapi – Most Active Volcano in Indonesia

Since 1548, the government has counted 68 historic eruptions. The last major one, in 1994, killed 66 people. The volcano has small eruptions every 2-3 years, and bigger ones every 10 to 15 years. Very...

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Yamato Battleship – History and Cultural Significance

The Japanese constructed the ship to act as a counter to the numerically superior battleship fleet of the US. Laid down in 1937 and formally commissioned a week after the Pearl harbor attack in 1941, ...

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Catacombs of Paris – Fascinating and Scary at the Same Time

For a city famous for its love of fashion, romance, and culture, Paris has a couple of dark secrets lurking under its streets. And the Catacombs are home for most of them

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Peyton Randolph, The Forgotten First President of the US

Peyton Randolph served as the first president of the Continental Congress. He had far less power than the post-independence president, but he was the de facto leader of the United States in the rebell...

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The Roman Colosseum – Largest Amphitheater to this day

Standing at 157 feet high, the Colosseum is as tall as the Washington Monument. There are four levels, allowing for 50,000 spectators to enter the site. And the site has more than 80 entrances for gue...

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Armin Meiwes – The German Cannibal who Ate a Man he Met Online

On March 9, 2001, Meiwes and his consensual partner Bernd Jurgen Armando Brandes enjoyed dinner, after which Meines killed the man and ate him. The two met online on a website called “The Cannibal C...

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Battle of Okinawa – Largest Amphibious Assault in the Pacific in WWII

According to some estimates, more than 150,000 civilians were killed or injured in the battle. The US Army lost more than 18,900 soldiers and more than 53,000 suffered injuries

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Meet The Rafflesia, World’s Largest Flower

The flower can grow up to 90cm in diameter, with the largest recorded at 105cm in diameter. And each flower can weigh up to 22 pounds (close to 10kg)

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Why Were Romans so Good in Battle? Best Roman Military Tactics

The Romans remain one of the most successful armies in history. Their battle strategy remains a topic at many universities around the world. What made them so successful?

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How James Harrison Made a Difference with his Blood Donations

The man from Australia had unusual plasma composition that doctors used to make a treatment for Rhesus disease. Over the years, he made more than 1,000 donations. His donations have saved more than 2....

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Jerusalem over the Years – Complex History of the City

Three major Abrahamic religions consider Jerusalem a holy place. Those are Christianity, Islam, and Judaism. Over the course of history, Jerusalem has seen its fair share of conflicts, battles, diffe...

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