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How to Find Sunken Treasure

Modern treasure hunting isn’t all maps and shovels—it takes science, too. STEP 1: PICK A SHIPWRECK There are plenty of ships in the sea. According to UNESCO, roughly three million shipwrecks across the globe are just waiting to be found, and at least 100 of them boast potential values that top $50 million. So what’s the best-case [...]

Precariously Leaning Towers of the World

“QUANTUM SHOT” #772 Link – article by Simon Rose and Avi Abrams The World’s Other Leaning Towers (apart from the one in Pisa) Many people are familiar with the Leaning Tower of Pisa, one of the most famous buildings in the world. Construction began on the Tower in 1173 and took place in three [...]

‘Ghost nun’ caught on camera ?

Jonathan Curran captured something unusual in a photograph at The Long Walk in Galway, Ireland. The local photographer had taken 13 shots of the area …

Tiny Worlds Trapped in Bubbles

Photo credit: Tom Storm In 2006, photographer Tom Storm accidentally captured a row of shops in the reflection of a bubble when he visited Galway, Ireland. Inspired, he soon picked up a bottle of bubbles and a bunch of plane tickets with the intent to document famous spots throughout the world through the viewpoint of a [...]

The Late Movies: Steve Earle

In February, I braved the frozen tundra of Philadelphia’s Fishtown neighborhood to see Steve Earle in the intimate confines of the upstairs room at Johnny Brenda’s. I’ve been a fan of Earle’s for a long time and will happily, openly disagree with George Jones fans about who the “greatest living country singer” is, but seeing [...]

The 20 Longest Pages on Wikipedia

Her Majesty Queen Beatrix of the Netherlands, according to Wikipedia, #830 in the Line of succession to the British throne. Back in July, our own Will Treece pointed to the then-longest Wikipedia article: Licensed and localized editions of Monopoly. However, since then, the Monopoly page has been broken up into a series of shorter pages. I [...]