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Mystery of the ‘Franken-mummies’

Two skeletons discovered on a remote Scottish island have been at the centre of a mystery for 10 years. Considered to be the first evidence that the a…

How an 18th-Century Mutiny May Help Explain Migraine Headaches

Jupiterimages On April 28, 1789, Fletcher Christian and 18 other sailors aboard the HMS Bounty wrested control of the ship from their commanding officer, Lieutenant William Bligh. The mutineers sent Bligh and the members of the crew loyal to him off in a lifeboat in the South Pacific, then set sail to some nearby islands for [...]

Monkey Found Hidden Camera

This cheeky monkey found a hidden camera in the island of Borneo, and decided to strike a pose: Link – via Buzzfeed

The Tyrant of Clipperton Island

Clipperton Island is an abandoned atoll in the Pacific Ocean, 1,000 kilometers from the coast of Mexico. Its history is one of being passed from nation to nation as its value was explored and judged inadequate. Around 1910, Mexico sent 13 soldiers to guard the island. They were joined by their wives and some servants, [...]

Uri Geller on private island ‘UFO hotspot’

Psychic Uri Geller believes that his island in the Firth of Forth has become a hotspot for UFOs. The celebrity spoon-bender purchased Lamb Island thre…

10 Uninhabited Islands and Why Nobody Lives on Them

The internet has embraced the story of Brendon Grimshaw over the past couple of weeks. Grimshaw did what so many dream of doing: he bought an island. He purchased Moyenne Island in the Indian Ocean in 1964 for $20,000, quit his job in 1973 to move there, and spent the past 40 years developing it [...]

Easter Island heads have full bodies

New archaological digs on Easter Island have revealed tall bodies buried beneath the stone heads. While most of the statues on the enigmatic island ap…

8 Wild and Wonderful Stone Giants Around the World

A few years ago, I wrote about some interesting rock formations in the post Nature’s Stone Giants. Then there was a followup: Rocks that Rock: 8 Stone Giant Sites. As usual, commenters had more suggestions for wonderful rock formations worth checking out. From a long list of rocks, here are eight that lie outside the [...]

Messing with Mother Nature: The Macquarie Island Ecosystem

The story of the Macquarie Island ecosystem may remind you of the song about the woman who swallowed a fly. The island was exploited mercilessly, but various plans to repair the damage had their own unintended consequences. Introducing a non-native species to control another invasive species can backfire and escalate the situation to ridiculous and [...]

Rowing Your Own Palm Island

Sure we all want our own private island, but Neatorama’s favorite performance artist Antti Laitinen actually did something about it: back in 2008, he built himself a floating palm island that he rowed on [...]