World’s Strangest

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11 of the Richest People in History

Coming up with a definitive list of the richest people of all time is almost impossible, thanks to the difficulties that arise with comparing different currencies and adjusting for inflation over thousands of years. But these 11 men were up there in the 0.001 percent of their timeā€”and they were all just a little bit [...]

Ancient Astronomers

The following is an article from the book Uncle John’s Bathroom Reader Plunges Into the Universe. Astronomy wasn’t invented a couple of hundred years ago. The study of stars is almost as old as humanity itself. (Image credit: Wikipedia member Prof saxx) The oldest and most famous cave paintings (16,000 to 20,000 years old) are in Lascaux, France. [...]

5 Interesting Study Abroad Destinations

Study abroad has become a staple of the college experience, with England, Italy, Spain, France and Australia being some of the most popular destinations for U.S. students. But what if you want to study off the beaten path? Pick one of these cities, and you’re sure to get a less-than-typical study abroad experience. 1. McMurdo Station, [...]

Swallowed by a Giant Wall of Sand

National Geographic cameraman Bob Poole was filming elephants in Mali, West Africa, when something quite unusual happened: a giant dust storm rose up and swallowed all the light, turning day into pitch darkness. Naturally, he kept on filming! Hit play or go to Link – Thanks Minjae!