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Latest Curiosities

How Australia Fought The Prickly Pear Infestation

Aug 16, 2022

Prickly pear is a common name that refers to a number of large cactus species of the Cactaceae family that is endemic to the Americas. The s...

Albino Redwood

Aug 11, 2022

Albinism is rare in humans and animals, and it is rarer still in plants, where it manifests as the complete lack of chlorophyll. Because thi...

Drowning in Sewage: The Sinking of Princess Alice

Aug 10, 2022

The sinking of SS Princes Alice , a British paddle steamer, on the River Thames on 3 September 1878, that resulted in the loss of more than ...

Spot The Woman

Aug 9, 2022

For much of history, women have been forced to occupy a position one notch lower than that of men. This is very apparent when you look at ol...

The Thousand-Year Rose of Hildesheim Cathedral

Aug 9, 2022

Climbing the outer wall of Hildesheim Cathedral’s apse is a rose bush, said to be one thousand years old. According to legend, as long as it...

Clark Stanley: The First Snake Oil Salesman

Aug 9, 2022

The term “snake oil” is frequently used to describe any substance that has no real value but sold as a remedy for a particular set of proble...

Murtoa Stick Shed

Aug 5, 2022

In the town of Murtoa, in the Wimmera region of Victoria, Australia, there is a large grain storage facility that looks rather like an enorm...

Franja Partisan Hospital

Aug 4, 2022

During World War 2, when Slovenia was under Nazi occupation, the country’s resistance movement built a large number of hospitals hidden in t...

Photophone: How Alexander Graham Bell Transmitted Sound by Sunlight

Aug 3, 2022

Alexander Graham Bell’s greatest invention was the telephone. But if you told that to Mr. Bell, he would have disagreed. On June 3, 1880, ...

The Man Who Bought Stonehenge And Gave it Away

Aug 2, 2022

On 21 September 1915, a barrister named Cecil Chubb was sent to an auction by his wife to buy some curtains. According to some accounts, she...