World’s Strangest

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7 Odd and Extreme Mineral Formations

The world is made up of wondrous chemicals that sometimes do pretty out-of-the-ordinary things. Here are seven places where minerals, carried by water, by heat, or by the actions of Mother Earth herself, left us with strange and wonderful sights. 1. Pamukkale Terraces, Turkey Looks ice cold, doesn’t it? Actually, the water is quite warm at 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 [...]

7 Adorable Japanese Mascots

Japanese Mascots exemplify the concept of kawaii, which means cute. Kawaii is very, very popular in Japan right now. Don’t believe me? Take a look at the following 7 mascots: 1. Pipo-Kun One of the most easy to spot mascots in Tokyo is Pipo-kun, the mascot of Tokyo Metropolitan Police. You can see posters or paintings with [...]

The UK’s Top 10 Navigable Aqueducts

It would have never occurred to me to take a ride in an aqueduct, but now I want to! Before railroads, before highways, Britain built many elevated waterways to transport cargo from place to place. Many are still there, and they are fascinating. Shown is the Pontcysyllte Aqueduct in Wales, which is a UNESCO World [...]

The Nazrid Palaces of the Alhambra

A weekend trip to Granada, Spain gives us all a look at the Nazrid Palaces of the Alhambra, built in the 14th century by the conquering Moors of North Africa. Considering the history, it’s astonishing that these buildings have survived 700 years without significant damage. The Alhambra is now a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Link [...]

Weridest airport names in the world

Batman Airport (BAL), Turkey Served by Turkish Airlines, Batman Airport lies in the south-east corner of Turkey. Visitors to Batman could use the city as a launching point for exploring the fascinating Anatolia region, home to a number of ancient historical sites and the more modern Ataturk Dam Lake and watersports centre. Useless Loop (USL), Australia Useless Loop [...]