What’s Inside Rome’s Ancient Catacombs

Corridor in the famous catacombs of Rome Catacombs such as these were carved over hundreds of years, beginning in the second century A.D., from soft rock beneath the outskirts of Rome. The labyrinthine corridors of these underground cemeteries cover hundreds of acres and house the remains of hundreds of thousands of Christians and Jews. Rome’s […]

World’s Best Street Food

Street cooks are magicians: With little more than a cart and a griddle, mortar, or deep-fryer, they conjure up not just a delicious snack or meal but the very essence of a place. Bite into a banh mi—the classic Vietnamese sandwich of grilled pork and pickled vegetables encased in a French baguette—and you taste Saigon: […]

10 Cool Secrets About Disneyland

1. Disneyland was expected to fail. Opening day was such a disaster that pretty much every press organization that attended the celebration had predicted the park’s failure within one year.

Top 10 Most Expensive Accidents in History

#1. Chernobyl $200 Billion On April 26, 1986, the world witnessed the costliest accident in history. The Chernobyl disaster has been called the biggest socio-economic catastrophe in peacetime history. 50% of the area of Ukraine is in some way contaminated. Over 200,000 people had to be evacuated and resettled while 1.7 million people were directly […]

The House of Bones

Restored and remodeled by the Spanish modernist architect in the years 1905–1907, Casa Batllo is now one the most overlooked buildings by the tourists who visit Barcelona. Although Casa Batllo is a museum now, Gaudi designed it for for a wealthy Barcelona Aristocrat. The local name for the building is Casa dels ossos (House of […]

Seven of the Deadliest Delicacies

Poisonous or dangerous food is considered a special delicacy by some cultures in several parts of the world. In most cases, a nice feast may turn into a deadly game of Russian roulette. 1):-“Fugu” or Pufferfish This goes on top of my list as the world’s deadliest delicacy. Even a drop of toxin from a […]

Creative Anti-Smoking Ads

Over the past 40 years, smoking has declined by about half, thanks in part to anti-smoking media campaigns.But anti-tobacco messages and ads often face fierce opposition from the cigarette manufacturers who have worked vigorously to diminish their impact Anti-smoking ads began in the late 1960s when the FCC deemed cigarette smoking controversial and therefore subject […]

Top 10 Most Evil Women world Record

We all tend to focus on the evil men in the world and forget some of the truly evil women that have lived. I hope to correct that with this list. Here we have not just serial killers, but other utterly despicable women who have caused tragedy in many people’s lives. So, without further ado, […]

5 Great Science Books to Expand Your Mind

The recently discovered science of complex systems is about common patterns that span diverse disciplines from physics to biology, from ecology to economics. This recent science of patterns is directly relevant to what we are doing around the Web. In this post we will discuss 5 different books that will get you fired up about […]

The world’s Most Shortest Wars

Since Biblical times and before, man has been constantly fighting. It seems that never a year goes by without one war or another starting or finishing. Some of these wars take many years and have very high death tolls, but there have also been some extraordinarily short wars. This is a list of the ten […]

Amazing Human towers in Spain

If you see people climbing on top of each other in an attempt to reach for the sky in Valencia, don’t be alarmed. “Castelleres” are human towers and the tradition is taken very seriously mainly in Catalunya but also in Valencia. Mid-September sees one of the most well known events in Valencia – the Fiesta […]

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