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Latest Curiosities

Porphyrios, The Whale That Spread Terror Among Byzantine Sailors Of The 6th Century

Sep 27, 2023

In his novel Moby Dick , Herman Melville recounts numerous cases of cetaceans turning against whalers who were hunting them, attacking their...

Who Was The Earliest Born Person To Be Photographed?

Sep 26, 2023

If you've had the chance to explore your old family photo albums, you may have stumbled upon pictures of your ancestors who were born du...

The Sibling Rivalry That Gave Birth to Adidas and Puma

Sep 25, 2023

Straddling the river of Aurach in the German state of Bavaria lies the small town of Herzogenaurach. It was here in the late 1940s, the Dass...

The Red Ball Express

Sep 21, 2023

During World War II, one of the most significant logistical challenges faced by the Allied forces during their invasion of Europe was ensuri...

Nedelin Catastrophe: The Worst Space-Related Disaster

Sep 19, 2023

The Baikonur Cosmodrome in southern Kazakhstan is one of the busiest and the most important spaceport on earth with over a thousand satellit...

Optography: Preserving a Dead Person’s Last Sight

Sep 15, 2023

In 1924, Germany was rocked by a sensational case of multiple homicide. Fritz Heinrich Angerstein, a resident of Limberg, Germany, had bruta...

Glacier Girl: The P-38F Lightning That Was Rescued From Beneath The Ice

Sep 13, 2023

During the Second World War, the United States initiated a massive movement of aircrafts and ground troops across the Atlantic and into the ...

Botafumeiro: The Most Famous Thurible in The World

Sep 8, 2023

In the Santiago de Compostela Archcathedral Basilica in Galicia, Spain, hangs a very special thurible. It is so special that it has a name o...

Ennigaldi-Nanna: The World’s First Museum Curator Was a Woman

Sep 7, 2023

In 1925, when British archeologist Leonard Woolley and his team were excavating at Ur, in the modern-day Dhi Qar Governorate of Iraq, they d...

Peter Stumpp: The Werewolf of Bedburg

Sep 6, 2023

In The Knave of Harts , a collection of satirical poems penned by Samuel Rowlands, the English poet makes an allusion to a certain German ca...