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Latest Curiosities

Antimony Pill: The Everlasting Pill

Feb 29, 2024

Antimony—the soft, lustrous gray metal—has many industrial uses such as in the preparation of flame-retarding compounds and in the manufactu...

Nerodimka River Bifurcation

Feb 28, 2024

The Nerodimka river in the Nerodime region of Kosovo is the only river in Europe that drains into two different seas, a phenomenon known as ...

The Killer Whales of Eden

Feb 26, 2024

The Thaua people, who reside around Twofold Bay on the South Coast of New South Wales, Australia, share a special bond with killer whales or...

Xerxes Canal

Feb 21, 2024

The Athos peninsula in northeastern Greece, that juts into the Aegean Sea for some 50 kilometers, was once bisected by a canal a hundred fee...

Olivier Levasseur’s Lost Treasure

Feb 20, 2024

On the 7th of July 1730, the notorious French pirate, Olivier Levasseur, faced his final moments on the scaffold. His crimes, which had inst...

Da Shuhua: Fireworks of Molten Iron

Feb 16, 2024

For five centuries, the inhabitants of Nuanquan village in Yu County, in the northwestern reaches of Hebei province, China, have marked the ...

Casimir Zeglen: The Priest Who Invented The Bulletproof Vest

Feb 14, 2024

On October 28, 1893, the tranquility of Chicago was shattered with the assassination of its mayor, Carter Harrison, who was shot on the door...

The Ransom Room

Feb 9, 2024

In the northern highlands of Peru lies the historic city of Cajamarca, where the great Inca empire met its demise. It was on this soil that ...

Ashkelon Dog Cemetery

Feb 5, 2024

About 50 km south of Tel Aviv, on the Mediterranean coast, near the ancient city of Ashkelon, archaeologists from the 1985 Leon Levi Expedit...

Bedford Level Experiment: The 19th Century Experiment That Laid The Foundation of The Flat Earth Society

Jan 31, 2024

In 1838, English writer and socialist, Samuel Rowbotham, set out to disprove what the ancient Greeks as well as modern scientists had long e...