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Quaker Guns of The American Civil War

“All warfare is based on deception,” Sun Tzu wrote in the The Art of War, an ancient Chinese military treatise, often regarded as one of the most influential books ever written on war strategy. For centuries, Sun Tzu’s words have been gospel for military strategist, businessmen and lawyers alike. Military deception is as old as […]

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The Red Taj Mahal: John Hessing’s Tomb

The Roman Catholic Cemetery in Nehru Nagar, Agra, harks back to a time when the many princely states that eventually united to become India had merchants and settlers originating from all over Europe, before the British had a death grip on the subcontinent. These people migrated to India attracted by the remarkable religious freedom India […]

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The Red Taj Mahal: John Hesssing’s Tomb

The Roman Catholic Cemetery in Nehru Nagar, Agra, harks back to a time when the many princely states that eventually united to become India had merchants and settlers originating from all over Europe, before the British had a death grip on the subcontinent. These people migrated to India attracted by the remarkable religious freedom India […]

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Syndrome K: The Fake Disease That Saved Lives

In the fall of 1943, as German soldiers began rounding up Jews in Italy and deporting them by the thousands to concentration camps, a mysterious and deadly disease called “Syndrome K” swept through the city of Rome causing dozens of patients to be admitted to the Fatebenefratelli Hospital located in the middle of the boat-shaped […]

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The Best Travel Shows On Netflix Right Now, Ranked

Netflix   Last Updated: March 20th Are you dreaming of that next adventure? Maybe with this exclusive travel club or even virtual reality? We all need to get away at some point. Luckily television (teacher, mother, secret lover) is here to help. As if you already didn’t have vacation envy enough from all the bloggers […]

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Why Did Ancient People Bury Butter in Bogs?

Peat bogs are favorite hunting grounds of archeologists because of the many odd surprises these marshy wetlands have revealed from time to time. These wetlands of decaying plant matter have remarkable preservation properties. Low in oxygen and high in tannic acid, bogs are perfect place to fall into and have your bodies stay intact for […]

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How Collecting Trash On A Hike Can Shift Your Approach To Adventure

Allison Sanchez A few years ago, I lived in Hollywood — close to the base of a hike in the Hollywood Hills called Runyon Canyon. The trails are insanely busy, perpetually crowded with LA-strivers, tourists, and celebs. Also, dogs. So many dogs. The park gets about 1.8 million human visitors a year and three-hundred-thousand canine […]

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Alai Minar: Alauddin Khilji’s Unfinished Minaret

The Qutub Minar in New Delhi is a well known landmark. The sandstone-colored minaret with intricately carved inscription and reliefs on its façade was erected in the late 12th century by Qutubuddin Aibak, the slave general of Muhammad Ghori, to celebrate Ghori’s victory against the Rajput rulers of Delhi. It’s believed that Aibak was inspired […]

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The Wheel of Urine

A pot of urine can tell a lot about your diet and health. It can tell whether you are adequately hydrated, or how well your kidneys are functioning. It can tell if you are suffering from jaundice, or if you have high blood sugar. Modern chemical analysis of urine can reveal a wide range of […]

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Help The World While Traveling, With These Voluntourism Opportunities

Uproxx When you’re traveling a lot, it’s tough to volunteer and give back to the world. You can’t necessarily take a daily or weekly position in one city and commit to being there. You can’t mentor a kid for a year without skipping town and letting them down or organize a major fundraiser when your […]

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The Building That Steals Your Body Heat

More than a quarter million commuters pass through the Stockholm Central Station everyday, unaware that their bodies are being tapped for energy. Unlike the machines in The Matrix that enslaved humans and literally sucked energy out of their bodies using cables, the commuters at Stockholm Central Station aren’t tethered to anything. They are free to […]

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Disney World’s steep price hike ahead of Star Wars land opening has our wallets softly crying

Walt Disney World’s Is Hiking Prices Ahead of Star Wars: Galaxy Edge – HelloGiggles Disney World’s steep price hike ahead of Star Wars land opening has our wallets softly crying this link is to an external site that may or may not meet accessibility guidelines.

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The World’s Most Inland Lighthouse

Of all the lighthouses in the world, none was built further from the body of water it lit than the one on top of Bidston Hill, on the Irish Sea coast in England. This hundred-acre hill of heathland and woodland on the Wirral Peninsula is one of the highest points on the Wirral, visible for […]

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What Grandmas Around The World Cook

I love photography projects that explore different cultures of the world—like Julian Germain’s photos of classrooms from various countries, or Jan Banning’s photos of bureaucrats’ work desk. James Mollison’s photos make make us wonder where children’s sleep, or what they eat (photographed by Hannah Whitaker), or what they play with (photographed by Gabriele Galimberti). This […]

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Salt Domes And Salt Glaciers of Iran

Million of years ago, the Persian Gulf was a much larger body of water than it is today, inundating large sections of the Arabian peninsula in the south and Iran in the west. As the water evaporated and the shores of the sea retreated, it left behind vast quantities of salt. The layer of salt […]

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