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Latest Curiosities

The Chapati Movement of 1857

Apr 8, 2021

The year was 1857. A storm was brewing in British-occupied India. There was growing resentment among the Indians against the rule of the Eas...

King’s Holly: The 43,600 Year Old Plant

Apr 7, 2021

Lomatia tasmanica, commonly known as King's lomatia or King’s Holly, is an unusual plant. It bears flowers, yet produces neither fruit n...

Zwentendorf, The Nuclear Power Plant That Was Never Turned On

Apr 6, 2021

The Zwentendorf Nuclear Power Plant, located on the bank of the Danube River, about 20 miles northwest of Vienna, is Austria’s only nuclear ...

How Rubber Ducks Are Helping Scientists Chart The Oceans

Apr 2, 2021

In early January 1992, the container ship Evergreen Ever Laurel departed Hong Kong for Washington. Among the millions of things that Ever L...

The Remote Swedish Town That Drives The Automobile Industry

Apr 1, 2021

Every car goes through a battery of tests before they are rolled out into the market. Some of these tests include driving in extreme conditi...

Hunley: The Submarine That Wouldn’t Come Up

Mar 30, 2021

On 17 February 1864, the Confederate submarine CSS Hunley attacked and sank a 1,240-ton United States Navy ship, the USS Housatonic , and e...

Copenhagen’s Potato Row

Mar 26, 2021

In the heart of Copenhagen, not far from the harbor, are a series of closely laid streets with houses smashed together like rows of potato p...

The Mercy Dogs of World War 1

Mar 26, 2021

Dogs have accompanied men to war since ancient times, as scouts, sentries, trackers and messengers. But the most unique role they ever playe...

DC-X: The Rocket That Beat SpaceX by 20 Years

Mar 23, 2021

Twenty years before modern spaceflight companies like SpaceX and Blue Origin began designing rockets that launch and land vertically, the DC...

Maliwawa Figures: A Rock Art Style Like No Other

Mar 19, 2021

Western Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, has a remarkable range and number of rock art sites, rivalling that of Europe, southern Africa and ...