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Latest Curiosities

The 1925 Serum Run To Nome: The Incredible Story of How a Remote Alaskan Town Was Saved From an Epidemic

Sep 25, 2020

In the winter of 1925, a small Alaskan town called Nome, situated on the edge of the Arctic circle, found itself on the brink of an unimagin...

Petrozavodsk Phenomenon

Sep 23, 2020

On September 20, 1977, between midnight and the early hours of the morning, people over a vast region in eastern Europe, stretching from Cop...

The Underground Fortress of Château de Brézé

Sep 23, 2020

Château de Brézé is a small castle by European standards. Occupying less than 2 acres, this modest U-shaped building surrounded by a dry moa...

The Disgrace of Gijon: The Match That Changed World Cup Football

Sep 21, 2020

For the first time in the history of FIFA World Cup, the 1982 edition of the tournament in Spain saw 24 teams take part instead of the usual...

The Iron Bridge of Shropshire

Sep 18, 2020

The world’s first cast iron bridge still stands in Shropshire, England, across River Severn. It’s more than two hundred years old. Althoug...

The Four Inch Flight: The Comical Beginning to Project Mercury

Sep 17, 2020

Like many firsts in spaceflight, Project Mercury began with a failure. The goal of the mission was to put a man in space and bring him safel...

Vladimir Tatlin’s Unbuilt Tower

Sep 16, 2020

After the Russian Revolution of 1917, the leader of the victorious Bolshevik Party, Vladimir Lenin, launched a massive monument-building pro...

Etienne Bottineau And The Lost Art of Nauscopie

Sep 16, 2020

Etienne Bottineau was a sailor and an employee of the French East India Company who possessed a remarkable skill. Bottineau could detect shi...

Désert de Retz

Sep 14, 2020

François Racine de Monville had at his disposal a large estate on the edge of a 2,000-hectare-forest, in the commune of Chambourcy, about 15...

The Audacity of Peter Tordenskjold: The Naval Captain Who Asked His Enemy For Ammo in The Middle of a Battle

Sep 12, 2020

On November 12, 1720 Peter Tordenskjold died in a sword duel. It will not sound familiar to most people, but he was one of the great nationa...