World’s Strangest

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10 of Ben Franklin’s Lesser-Known Feats of Awesomeness

Franklin statue image via Shutterstock We all know about Benjamin Franklin’s kite-flyin’, library-establishin’, Declaration-signin’, newspaper-printin’, lady-killin’ ways but, in honor of the Ben’s 306th birthday, let’s celebrate some of his lesser-known but very cool contributions to society. 1. Ben swam with the fishes. As a youngster, Ben learned to swim in Philadelphia’s Schuylkill River and became [...]

Johan’s Ark

Twenty years ago Dutch native, Johan Huibers had a dream about devastating floods so he did what any sensible person would do and determined to build a seaworthy ark. It’s 450 feet long, 75 feet wide and 45 feet high, half the size of the Titanic. After three years of work it is near completion [...]

Orgami Paper Boat

German artist Frank Bölter sailed the Thames River in London in a very unusual boat: he folded a life-sized origami boat out of paper! Named “To The World’s End”, Frank Bölter’s paper boat was part of the Drift 10 art exhibition, in London. It was created out of giant sheets of paper that he and the [...]