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Latest Curiosities

HMS Diamond Rock: The Stone Frigate

Jun 11, 2021

South of Martinique, an island in the eastern Caribbean Sea, lies a small basalt island called Diamond Rock. With an imposing peak of 175 me...

The Citadel of Bam: The World’s Largest Mud Building

Jun 10, 2021

Sometime between 579 and 323 BC during the Achaemenid Persian period, the Citadel of Bam (in Persian Arg-é Bam) was built in southeastern pr...

The Maharaja’s Well

Jun 9, 2021

We think that charity always flows from the richer nations to the poorer ones, but sometimes it also flows the other way. When Ireland was s...

Sears Mail-Order Homes

Jun 8, 2021

What’s the heaviest thing you can buy from Amazon? The internet says it’s a 1,500-pound, 6-feet tall gun safe , but back when Sears was the ...

The Exiled Bell of Uglich

Jun 7, 2021

When Ivan the Terrible died in 1584, he left behind two sons, neither of whom was suitable to carry forward their father’s heirloom. One was...

Dulmial: The Village of World War Heroes

Jun 3, 2021

A small Pakistani village located about 150 kilometers south of Islamabad is home to a proud monument—a 19th century cannon gifted by the Br...

The Great Sheep Panic of 1888

Jun 2, 2021

Sheep are notoriously timid and nervous animal, and can get startled easily. But what mysterious provocation could have caused thousands of ...

Britain’s Secret Fuel Pipelines

Jun 2, 2021

How do airline companies procure fuel for their fleet? In the UK at least, the fuel comes through pipelines delivered directly at the airpor...

Clarence E. Willard: The Man of Could Grow at Will

Jun 1, 2021

In 1913, while in England, Clarence E. Willard had to renew his passport in order to travel, and most importantly, in order for him to retur...

Propeller Driven Railways

May 31, 2021

A locomotive can derive power from many different sources. The earliest locomotives were driven by steam. Then came electric trains powered ...