19 June

A portrait by David Bowie found at a landfill site in Canada last year is about to make considerably more than the $4.10 the owner originally paid for it! At time of writing, the enigmatically titled “DHead XLVI” is well over the $50,000 mark. Cowley Abbott auction house in Toronto is drumming up interest in […]

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19 June

Towering over the modern buildings in the city of Madurai is the ancient Meenakshi temple. The temple’s 14 towers are covered in over 1500 brightly painted sculptures, making the Meenakshi temple a rare and beautiful site to see. Meenakshi Amman Temple, in Madurai, South India (Photo Credit: Shutterstock) Mythology surrounding the Meenakshi temple Similar to […]

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19 June

If someone says “dire wolf,” most people will imagine the creatures belonging to the Stark family in Game of Thrones by George RR Martin. For the HBO series, Northern Inuit dogs were used to portray these giant creatures. But Martin didn’t make up dire wolves for his novels — they actually existed. Extinct wolves – […]

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19 June

Ringheiligtum Pömmelte, often referred to as “Germany’s Stonehenge,” is in the news again for another archeological discovery. Ringheiligtum Pömmelte is best known for its gruesome ritualistic sacrifices, but many people called this site home according to the most recent excavations. Archaeologists have just uncovered 130 dwellings, showing for the first time that Ringheiligtum Pömmelte was […]

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19 June

When looking to start a healthy diet, it can be a bit overwhelming. There are so many diet foods to choose from, and the media gives us mixed messages about which foods are healthy constantly. Luckily, a registered dietitian is here to quickly break down the best diet foods for dieters looking to lead a […]

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19 June

Featured in Ripley’s Believe It or Not! [June 14–20, 2021] A winery rescue, a pandemic plunge, and a thrift shop surprise—all round-up in this week’s weird news from Ripley’s Believe It or Not! Man Freed From Giant Fan at California Winery A trip to California’s wine country took a turn for the worse when a Sonoma […]

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18 June

A half-scale version of Noah’s Ark isn’t fit to travel and must stay in the less-than-Biblical setting of Ipswich, England. That’s according to the Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA), who’ve impounded the 230-foot-long vessel. In the Good Book, Noah’s animals went in two by two, they say, but now, the Ark is racking up thousands […]

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18 June

Ultra rare stamps and a unique coin have sold at auction for a total of $32 million. Sotheby’s in New York played host to the record-breaking event. What were the lots? The 1933 Double Eagle is called the Holy Grail of coins and fetched a price to match, going for a wallet-crushing $18.9 million. The […]

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18 June

Forensic scientists in Australia could be one step closer to uncovering the identity of the Somerton Man. After exhuming his remains, the hope is to extract enough DNA to uncover the name of the man who has captivated the world for nearly 75 years. An unexpected discovery On the morning of December 1, 1948, two […]

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18 June

The moon is something that most of us see every day and don’t think much about. But there is a wealth of folklore about the moon that dates back centuries, and some of it still informs our ideas today. With a Strawberry Moon on the horizon this month, check out some fantastic lunar facts. A […]

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