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Latest Curiosities

Martin van Butchell: The Dentist Who Put His Dead Wife on Display

May 25, 2023

Quackery in dentistry has existed as far back as the earliest days when sufferers from dental problems sought treatment at the hands of some...

Why The Australian Jewel Beetle Love Beer Bottles

May 24, 2023

The Australian jewel beetle (Julodimorpha bakewelli ) is a large golden-colored beetle species that is found all over South Australia in ari...

Philip Ashton: The Castaway

May 22, 2023

Just three years after the publication of Daniel Defoe’s Robinson Crusoe , a youngster from Massachusetts suffered a fate similar to the pro...

1764 Woldegk Tornado: The Strongest in History

May 18, 2023

On June 29, 1764, almost the entire town of Woldegk was in church attending a day of repentance and prayer. Also known as Buß- und Bettag, i...

Why Phyllis Rode Aristotle Around Like a Horse

May 17, 2023

In the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, there is a bronze aquamanile, or water jug, dating from the late 14th or early 15th century. ...

Ponte dei Trepponti: A Unique 5-Way Bridge

May 12, 2023

The Ponte dei Trepponti or Trepponti bridge is a rare five-way bridge located in Comacchio, Italy. Although the name “Trepponti”, originatin...

The Case of The Radioactive Toothpaste

May 11, 2023

In the late 1943, while the Manhattan project was underway, a team of spies were sent to Europe to gather information about how the Nazis we...

The World’s Oldest Optical Illusion

May 10, 2023

In the October 1892 issue of Fliegende Blätter , a German humor magazine, there appeared an image depicting an optical illusion. The image w...

Girolamo Segato’s Mysterious Petrified Mummies

May 9, 2023

For thousands of years, different cultures across continents have successfully preserved bodies of their ancestors. For the Egyptians, mummi...

Lennie Gwyther: A 9-year-old Who Journeyed Solo Across Australia

May 4, 2023

On February 3, 1932, nine-year-old Lennie Gwyther packed his bags and left for Sydney. He was going to attend the opening of the Sydney Harb...