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Latest Landmarks

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Latest Curiosities

The Madaba Mosaic Map

Sep 27, 2021

In 1884, an Orthodox Christian community that had recently moved to Madaba, a city in western Jordan, began the construction of a new Church...

The Soviet Moon Prank

Sep 24, 2021

In December 1968, Frank Borman, James Lovell, and William Anders, became the first men to fly around the moon and return to earth. But they ...

Viktor Belenko: The Pilot Who Stole a Secret Soviet Aircraft

Sep 22, 2021

Lieutenant Viktor Ivanovich Belenko woke up early in the morning as he had done everyday for the past four weeks, to watch the approaching d...

The World's Largest Log Cabin

Sep 20, 2021

At the turn of the 20th century, the city of Portland, in Oregon, United States, was a major economic center, with a flourishing wheat and f...

Typhoid Mary: The Most Infamous Typhoid Carrier Who Ever Lived

Sep 16, 2021

We have been hearing about “asymptomatic carrier” quite a lot in the past few months. It scares us to death that there are people carrying c...

The Lighthouse at The End of The World

Sep 14, 2021

The San Juan de Salvamento lighthouse is located at the very end of the island of states, in Patagonia of Argentina, in the province of Tier...

The Pantai Remis Landslide

Sep 9, 2021

Tin mining is one of the oldest industries in Malaysia, having been mined for centuries along the river banks. These mines were small and th...

The Great Meteor of 1783

Sep 8, 2021

On the night of 18 August 1783, four gentlemen and their two lady companions were on the terrace of the Windsor Castle, enjoying the warm su...

The Great Vine of Hampton Court Palace

Sep 6, 2021

The Great Vine of Hampton Court Palace, on the River Thames in London, is the largest and the oldest vine in the world, having being planted...

Why The Romans Punished Dogs And Honored Geese

Sep 6, 2021

On a warm summer day in August in ancient Rome, a brilliantly decorated litter is carried solemnly in the direction of Circus Maximum. Its o...