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Latest Curiosities

Anatomical Theaters

Apr 16, 2021

Since ancient times, the primary way to teach and learn anatomy have been to dissect human cadavers. Generations of surgeons have learned an...

Elephant of The Bastille

Apr 14, 2021

Between 1814 and 1846, there stood a colossal plaster elephant in the heart of Paris, at the site of the former Bastille prison. For much of...

Why The Soviet Union Lied About Yuri Gagarin's Historic Space Flight

Apr 12, 2021

Exactly sixty years ago, on April 12, 1961, Vostok 1 took off from Baikonur Cosmodrome taking along cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin on the first ever...

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...