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Latest Curiosities

How Sputnik Forced American Kids to Learn ‘New Math’

Jan 19, 2022

The launch of Sputnik by the Soviet Union in 1957 sent the Americans into panic. Lawmakers and educators became worried that the United Stat...

The Ancient Egyptian Obelisks of Rome

Jan 19, 2022

When the Romans were not busy moving earth to build colossal amphitheaters and aqueducts, they were busy moving obelisks. The city of Rome h...

The Lion of Gripsholm Castle

Jan 18, 2022

There is much more to taxidermy then stuffing straw into the hide of a dead animal and sewing it up. It requires the taxidermist to possess ...

The Salish Wool Dog

Jan 17, 2022

When Spanish explorer Juan Francisco de la Bodega y Quadra (1744-1794) was exploring the Salish Sea and its coasts in 1791, he was astonishe...

The Giant of Castelnau

Jan 14, 2022

Legends of giants permeate folklore of cultures around the world. The ancient Greeks had Gigantes who were born of Gaia (Earth) when blood f...

Ellen Sadler: The Sleeping Girl of Turville

Jan 12, 2022

The small village of Turville in Buckinghamshire, about 7 miles north of Henley-on-Thames and 35 miles west of London, is a favorite destina...

The Longest Sightlines on Earth

Jan 10, 2022

Last year around April, residents in the state of Punjab in northern India were astonished to see the Himalayas from the rooftop of their h...

William Huskisson, Railway's First Victim

Jan 7, 2022

William Huskisson was a British statesman, financier, and Member of Parliament. A leading advocate of free trade, Huskisson had been a highl...

Eustace The Monk Who Became a Pirate And Inspired The Figure of Robin Hood

Jan 5, 2022

Every good comic book fan will have read some of the adventures of Corto Maltés and if so, will remember that one of the characters that the...

Frank Hayes: The Only Dead Man in History to Win a Race

Jan 4, 2022

Many sports pushes the human body to the limit, and this exertion can prove fatal for some. Frank Hayes was one such casualty, and while the...