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7 Weird Tourist Destinations

Sure most people want to spend their summers in Hawaii, Bermuda or somewhere else warm and sunny, but there are plenty of others who prefer their vacation destinations to be a little off the beaten path. Here are a few of the strangest tourist destinations in the world. Guanajuato Mummy Museum Back in 1870, the cemetery in [...]

At the Libraries: Heavy on the Visuals

Each week Miss Kathleen provides links to a variety of stories about libraries, authors, and books. If there’s something noteworthy going on in your local library, leave us a comment! I just can’t understand this no-fiction-prize business from the Pulitzer Committee. How do you have nominees but no winner? I guess the New Yorker has it [...]

Monkey Washing Dishes

(YouTube link) Pete (the monkey) watched Louis (the man) washing dishes at an animal sanctuary in Bolivia. Pete learned fast! Read more about Pete and the baby he is “babysitting” at Amazing Stuff. Link -Thanks, Duncan!

Profiles in Scourges: Pablo Escobar

© HO/Reuters/Corbis Pablo Emilio Escobar Gaviria was born December 1, 1949, in the town of Rionegro, nestled in the northern Andes not far from the city of Medellin in the Colombian province of Antioquia. The son of a peasant farmer and a schoolteacher, there was nothing in Escobar’s background to suggest the meteoric and spectacularly sociopathic [...]

The Last Five Members of the Akuntsu Tribe

Dan Lewis runs the popular daily newsletter Now I Know (“Learn Something New Every Day, By Email”). To subscribe to his daily email, click here. Rondônia is a state in the northwest of Brazil that shares a border with Bolivia. Covered mostly by rain forest (or, more commonly, deforested area that was once rain forest), Rondônia [...]

Inflating volcano intrigues scientists

A 20,000-foot-high volcano in Bolivia appears to be inflating like a balloon at breakneck speed. Geologists first discovered that Uturuncu was inflati…

The Fried Food of Sicily

The last time we checked in with Michael Powell and Juergen Horn at For 91 Days, they were preparing to leave Bolivia and move to Palermo, Italy. Of course, part of soaking up a culture is the wonderful food in the different places they’ve been. It turns out that the people of Sicily love fried [...]

Salar de Uyuni – The Salt Flats of Bolivia

Space travel doesn’t yet allow for planet-hopping, so to see a place that is truly alien-looking should be on any traveler’s bucket list. Personally, I suggest heading to Bolivia, where you’ll find Salar de Uyuni, the largest salt flat on Earth. Twelve-thousand square kilometers of the smoothest, most reflective land on the planet, rich in [...]

Beyond Spectacular: Super Climb!

Link Scroll down for today’s pictures & links. Beyond Spectacular: Super Climb! This is Ueli Steck’s record speed solo climb of the the Eiger’s radical North Face (from the film “Swiss Machine”, created by Sender Films). He did it in just… 2 hours, 47 minutes and 33 seconds: Link Today’s pictures & links: Sprawling Monster This is Ferrari World: the newest Abu [...]

Did Butch Cassidy Live Long Enough To Tell His Own Tale?

As a mythic figure of the Old West, they don’t come much bigger than Butch Cassidy. The outlaw became a legend in his own time, and was thought to have died in Bolivia in 1908. But new evidence, in the form of a manuscript supposedly penned by the legend himself, shows that he may have [...]