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Latest Curiosities

Why The Soviet Union Exchanged Warships For Pepsi

Jan 20, 2021

The American soft drink giant Pepsi has a long presence in Russia dating back to the early 1970s when Russia was still a part of the Soviet ...

San Francisco’s Hidden Cisterns

Jan 18, 2021

Scattered around San Francisco are a total of 177 large cisterns buried beneath the streets. Their presence is visible at many intersections...

The Cave of Swimmers

Jan 14, 2021

Thousands of years ago, the Sahara was surprisingly green with rich vegetation, trees and lakes that covered almost all of what is now sandy...

The Victorian Mail Order Business

Jan 12, 2021

In the beginning of the 19th century, a large Welsh town called Newtown on the River Severn became the center of the woolen industry. Like o...

Hells Bells

Jan 11, 2021

Deep down El Zapote cenote, a 50-meter-deep water-filled sinkhole in Quintana Roo, Mexico, on the Yucatan Peninsula, stalactites take a diff...

Talakadu: The Temple City Devoured by Sand

Jan 8, 2021

The ancient city of Talakadu situated on the banks of the Kaveri river, about 45 km east of Mysore, was once the capital of the Western Gang...

Anderson Shelters: The Backyard Bunkers That Saved Britons From Luftwaffe Bombings

Jan 7, 2021

In 1938, before the Second World War had even begun, British Prime Minister Neville Chamberlain placed Sir John Anderson in charge of air ra...

The Granaries of Acorn Woodpecker

Jan 5, 2021

Woodpeckers are fascinating creatures. They hammer their bills into wood with force so ferocious that it would lead to concussion in any ani...

The Night The Moon Exploded

Jan 5, 2021

In the early evening of 18 June 1178, five monks from Canterbury in southern England, reported having witnessed an unusual phenomenon in the...

Why Julius Caesar Built a Bridge Over The Rhine And Destroyed it 18 Days Later

Jan 4, 2021

In the early summer of 55 BC Julius Caesar had already begun his conquest of Gaul three years earlier. At that time the eastern border of th...