World’s Strangest

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Death Valley is hottest place ever recorded

In 1913 a temperature of 56.7 degrees Celsius was recorded in California’s infamous Death Valley. The record had been held by El Azizia in Libya for 9…

A Globe-Trotting Whiskey Mystery: Update!

Last May we told you about a cool treasure hunt competition that Canadian Club whiskey was putting together to find cases of whiskey hidden around the world between 1967 and 1991 — They hid 25 cases of whiskey in spots around the world, like a jungle in Africa, a hole in Death Valley, a slope [...]

A Fascinating Look at Trona, CA from Two Very Disciplined Filmmakers

For the last year, filmmakers Alex Jablonski and Michael Trotten have made one short documentary film every month — twelve in all. They were inspired by a musician friend who consistently released one album a month for several years. It sounds insane, but the films are quite good, and beautifully shot, and often moving, so [...]

California’s Weirdest Rocks: The Tufa

California can boast many superlatives: it contains the lowest point in the continental USA, the tallest, largest and oldest trees in the world, and it is the most populous state in the country. But to my mind, it also deserves the title of Home of the Weirdest Rocks, and it owes that honor to one [...]

Strange Geographies: Ghost Towns of California

I live in Los Angeles. I moved here in 2002 from a smaller, saner part of the country to go to film school and work, a lifestyle which became so all-consuming that for my first two or three years here, this sprawled-out behemoth of a city was all I knew of California. When you spend [...]