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Quiz: Hall of Fame Hats

Today Barry Larkin and Ron Santo were inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame. Larkin spent his whole career with the Reds, and Santo played 14 of his 15 years with the Cubs. But many Hall of Famers were on multiple teams, which leads to a tough decision: what team’s hat should they wear on [...]

7 Weird Tourist Destinations

Sure most people want to spend their summers in Hawaii, Bermuda or somewhere else warm and sunny, but there are plenty of others who prefer their vacation destinations to be a little off the beaten path. Here are a few of the strangest tourist destinations in the world. Guanajuato Mummy Museum Back in 1870, the cemetery in [...]

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 [...]

Santo vs. Las Momias

Until about fifty years ago, the town of Guanajuato, Mexico, had a grave tax. If you didn’t pay, your loved ones were dug up and displayed in a museum! The climate is very arid, so the disinterred were already mummies. In fact, the museum and the mummies are still there. But that’s not the most [...]

Phony Philatelists: Four Stories of Stamp Forgers

Ever since the first postage stamp was issued by Great Britain in 1840, there have been stamp collectors. And for almost as long, there have been stamp forgers. Some create counterfeit stamps to get around paying the fee for mail delivery, while others sell their replicas to unsuspecting collectors for quite a bit of cash. [...]

Strange Geographies: Village Life in Vanuatu

I’ve written a lot about strange places in the U.S. this year — an airplane graveyard in the desert; a mock Iraqi village in the suburbs of San Diego; a town killed by a modern-day dustbowl two hours north of Los Angeles. But the strangest place I’ve ever been — the strangest and most beautiful, [...]

Man Shows Up at His Funeral

The family of 59-year-old Ademir Jorge Goncalves of Santo Antonio da Platina, Brazil identified his body after a fatal traffic accident. The funeral was held the next day, which is customary in Brazil. Imagine their shock when Goncalves himself appeared at the funeral service! What family members didn’t know was that Goncalves had spent the night [...]