World’s Strangest

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Tetris World Grand Master

To say that Kevin Birrell loves to play Tetris is an understatement. He has spent more than 1,000 hours playing what others tell him is "just a game." You can find dedication in all kinds [...]

The President’s Secret New York City Train Station

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. Grand Central Terminal, located in the heart of Midtown Manhattan, has more than 40 platforms, making it the largest train station in the world. But one of those platforms is rarely, [...]

Mystery of Grand Canyon’s formation revealed

Scientists have pondered over the processes behind the formation of the Grand Canyon for years. A large anomalous cold and dense region has been ident…

What Lies Behind the Grand Canyon?

The following is an article from the science humor magazine Annals of Improbable Research. Note how the bottom of the Grand Canyon (in this rare view) is darker than at the top, giving an idea of how solar radiation attenuates the deeper one goes into the canyon. (Image credit: Wikipedia user chensiyuan) By Earle E. Spamer American Philosophical [...]

Ten Places You’ll Never Go

Listverse details ten sites around the globe that are strictly forbidden to the general public. No matter how much you’d like to see The Vatican Secret Archive, Club 33, Area 51 or the inside of Ise Grand Shrine (left), unless you’re one of the elite few, forget about it. The shrine does sound wonderful, though… The [...]