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Latest Curiosities

Bob Semple’s Tank: New Zealand’s Homegrown Tractor-Tanks

Nov 26, 2021

In 1941, war hysteria gripped New Zealand and its neighboring country of Australia. The Japanese army was advancing rapidly across South Eas...

The Hayirsizada Dog Massacre

Nov 24, 2021

Istanbul has many fascinating sights, from grand mosques to bustling bazaars, but one thing that has most consistently captured the imaginat...

The Case of The Missing Sri Lankan Handball Team

Nov 23, 2021

The Sri Lankan sports authority has a problem. Their athletes keep disappearing. They go to foreign countries to take part in sporting event...

Johannes Hevelius’s Moon Atlas

Nov 22, 2021

German astronomer Johannes Hevelius is often regarded as one of the last great astronomers to carry out major observational work without a t...

What Happens When You Bomb a Volcano

Nov 19, 2021

The Cumbre Vieja volcano in the Spanish island of La Palma in the Canary Islands began erupting in September 2021, and has been doing so for...

Before Pumpkins People Carved Turnips on Halloween

Nov 18, 2021

The yearly Halloween tradition of carving pumpkins into Jack-o-lanterns was originally an Irish ritual, but instead of pumpkins, the folks a...

Bertha Benz’s Historic Car Ride

Nov 17, 2021

In the early morning hours of August 5, 1888, the 39-year-old Bertha Benz, wife of automobile pioneer Karl Benz, sneaked out of the house, a...

Codex Gigas, The Devil's Bible

Nov 15, 2021

At the National Library of Sweden in Stockholm, there is on display a gigantic bible, 36 inches long, 20 inches wide and nearly 9 inches thi...

The Village Where Girls Turn Into Boys

Nov 15, 2021

Johnny was a brought up a girl. There was no reason not to. He had what appeared to be a vagina. So he wore little red dresses and went to s...

Henry Howard Holmes’s Murder Castle

Nov 13, 2021

At the corner of South Lowe Avenue and West 63rd Street in Englewood, Chicago, where now stands a drab, two story building of the United Sta...