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Halton Arp’s Atlas of Peculiar Galaxies

Less than one hundred years ago, astronomers were not even sure whether our galaxy made up the entire universe or there were more Milky Ways like ours. Edwin Hubble settled the debate in 1925 when he established that the Andromeda Galaxy was not a cluster of stars and gas within our own galaxy, but an […]

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The Tomb That Inspired Britain’s Iconic Telephone Box

The United Kingdom Post Office introduced the first public telephone kiosk, designated K1, in 1921. These were constructed out of pre-cast concrete sections, had a four-sided rectangular form with a pyramidal roof, and was topped by a wrought iron spear. It was not a particularly bad design, but somehow, it didn’t appeal to the British […]

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Juhyo, The Snow Monsters of Mount Zao

High against the slopes of Mount Zaō, in central Japan, the cold, moisture-laden winds from Siberia slams into creating a natural wonder that brings thousands of tourists every winter from all over Japan. The tiny water droplets that the strong wind carries freezes against Mount Zaō’s pine trees and their branches forming icicles. These icicles […]

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The most romantic cities in the world to inspire your Valentine’s Day travels

The Most Romantic Cities in the World to Inspire Valentine’s Travel – HelloGiggles The most romantic cities in the world to inspire your Valentine’s Day travels this link is to an external site that may or may not meet accessibility guidelines.

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RMS Tayleur: The Other Titanic

The sinking of the Titanic is one of the best remembered maritime disasters in history. A grand luxury ship touted as the safest vessel afloat, carrying over two thousand passengers, many of which were wealthy and powerful members of society, sinking on her maiden voyage was an unimaginable event. The loss of the Titanic, for […]

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The Filipino Hero Who Killed Ferdinand Magellan

Ferdinand Magellan is remembered in the west as the intrepid Portuguese explorer who led the first voyage to circumnavigate the globe, but for the Philippines he is just another white man who fell to his death attempting to conquer lands that did not belong to him. The real hero—for the Filipinos—is Lapu-Lapu, the tribal chief […]

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The Caves of Maresha And Bet-Guvrin

The Shfela lowlands in south-central Israel, at the foot of the Judaean Mountains, is characterized by a thick layer of soft chalk that was extensively quarried in the past by the local population leaving the underground hollow like a piece of cheese. There are more than a thousand caves here underneath the former towns of […]

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“Walk_ Europe” by Photographer Derek Beck

An update on photographer Derek Beck’s ongoing audio-visual project, pairing photographs with audio recordings of the people and atmosphere in which they were captured. Following his trip abroad last Summer, Beck has received a grant from the Houston Art Alliance in Texas to further expand the series this coming Spring/Summer. See more images from “Walk_ Europe” […]

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The Ancient Portraits of Fayuum Mummies

These haunting portraits of long-dead men, women and children come from a vast region known as the Fayuum Basin, located immediately to the west of the Nile south of Cairo. Watered by canals diverting the Nile river, this sprawling oasis is one of the most fertile region in Egypt with rich agricultural land and a […]

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The Fyre Festival Is A Reminder That You Should Curate Your Own Life

Uproxx This article was published in 2017 and is being republished with the release of two Fyre Festival documentaries (Netflix & Hulu). Its themes are still relevant. No event in history will ever be easier to laugh at than Fyre Fest in the Bahamas. It’s one big schadenfreude dream: Social […]

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Moqui Marbles And Martian Blueberries

Across many places in southern Utah, in the western United States, where the orange-colored sandstone gives way to the spectacular white- and pink-colored cliffs and bluffs of Navajo Sandstone, one can find hundreds of iron spheres either embedded in the rock or gathered loosely into “puddles” on the ground. They range in size from fraction […]

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Traveling while female: where to go, what to do, and how to find woman-run businesses in 2019

If you perform an online image search of the word “travel” right this second, you’ll find an array of photos that appear either familial or romantic (both in a heteronormative sense), or include a faceless woman looking out toward a vague, pristine landscape. The universally marketed depiction of travel is heavily female and, honestly, it […]

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Charvolant: The Kite-Drawn Carriages

On 8 January 1822, an extraordinary journey was made from Bristol to Marlborough. An English schoolteacher named George Pocock took his wife and his kids on a 182 km-trip in a carriage drawn not by horses but by a couple of enormous kites. Pocock designed the carriage himself, which he called “Charvolant”. George Pocock was […]

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Cloughmills’ Crochet Village

The village of Cloughmills in County Antrim, in Northern Ireland, has a small model replica of their village displayed in their village hall. But unlike many miniature models, theirs is made of wool. The model was created over a period of seven months and completed in 2017 by a group of about thirty old ladies—all […]

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Grammichele: The Hexagonal Town

Located in the province of Catania, in the Italian island of Sicily, is the town of Grammichele. It is one of the few towns in the world to have the unique hexagonal layout. The town was founded after the great Sicily earthquake of 1693 wiped out an earlier settlement called Occhialà, located to the north […]

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A Man Wanted To Make Splash On Social Media… So He Jumped Off A Cruise Ship

Pexels/Uproxx If your friends jumped off a cliff, would you do it too? We’ve heard this question countless times in movies, television, and — if you happen to have particularly unimaginative parents — at home. But it’s seemed to slip from colloquial use in the last decade or so, probably […]

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The Great Wall of China Hoax

“Fake news” is a new term, but lies and propaganda is as old as written history, spread by individuals to aggrandize oneself or smear the public image of an enemy. Then, there is yellow journalism, where newspapers rely on sensationalism and the publication of scandal-mongering articles and exaggerations of news events to increases sales and […]

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