Sehej Kharbanda

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Why Break a World Record?

To make it into Guinness World Records, people have braved extreme conditions, baked any number of jumbo-sized foods, and done extraordinary things to their facial hair. What’s the appeal of being the best at an arbitrary contest?<p>Earlier this week, Stuart Sobeske, a high-school student from …

Photo of Weasel Riding on a Woodpecker Spawns Hilarious Photoshop Meme

Chances are, you might've already seen this incredible photograph by Martin LeMay. It's the unforgettable sight of a weasel clinging to the back of a woodpecker in midair. LeMay and his wife encountered the two creatures while walking in a park in London. Although the weasel was trying to attack …

Miley Cyrus

5 Magazines to Make History Come Alive

The word “history” is Greek for inquiry, which is knowledge acquired by investigation of the past. Scholars interpret this information and study how it relates to humans. Long, narrative accounts of events can get rather boring, but with Flipboard you can read about various perspectives you …

Ancient Civilization

From the Ancient to the Byzantine World

This head belonged to a larger than life-size statue of Aphrodite, a copy of a fourth-century BC original by Praxiteles. It may have served as an …

The Music of the Maya: Mysterious whistles Confound Experts

Music has held a special role in human society for thousands of years. In ancient China, for instance, sets of bronze bells were played for …

Expert guide to Madrid

Essential information<p><b>British Consulate General</b>: Torre Espacio, Paseo de la Castellana 259D; 00 34 917 146 300; ukinspain.fco.gov.uk/en<p>Tourist Offices: (00 34 91 578 7810; esmadrid.com), Plaza Mayor 27, Plaza de Neptuno; Centro Centro, Plaza Cibeles 1; Adolfo Suárez Madrid-Barajas Airport Terminals …

Mummy Hair Reveals Ancient South American Diet

The hair of 2,000-year-old mummies, long locks adorned with embroidered textiles, is helping researchers determine what these ancient people ate in …

Archaeologist Attempts to Revive Lost Alcoholic Beverages From Ancient Recipes and Residues

An archaeologist working with a brewery is recreating ancient beers from around the world, from places such as Turkey, Egypt, Italy, Denmark, …

Archaeology

King Senebkay of ‘Lost’ Abydos Dynasty Died in Battle

Recent analysis of King Senebkay’s skeleton determined that he died violently in battle. Senebkay was one of the earliest rulers of the long-lost …

Ancient History

Ancient dogu figurines with large goggle-eyes defy scholarly explanation

The Jomon Period is the earliest identifiable period in Japanese history and is broken into several categories—Incipient, Early, Middle, and Late. …

Summer in the Dolomites

In the Alto Adige everyone is abroad – even the people who live there. The Alto Adige (“Upper Adige” after its most famous river) is the Italian name for the South Tyrol, where long, deep mountain valleys, dense forests, bubbling rivers and still, cold lakes spread across the landscape, guarded …

Italy

Ancient Egyptian Statue Mysteriously Rotates Inside of Locked Display Case at Manchester Museum

video via Manchester Museum<p>Back in February curator Campbell Price at the Manchester Museum reported that an ancient Egyptian statue in the UK …

New Analysis of the Antikythera Mechanism, An Ancient Greek Analog Computer, Brings More Mystery Into Light

The Antikythera mechanism, recovered in 1901 from a shipwreck off the Greek island of Antikythera, is an ancient analog computer that is believed to …

Newfound 'Gospel of the Lots of Mary' Discovered in Ancient Text

A 1,500-year-old book that contains a previously unknown gospel has been deciphered. The ancient manuscript may have been used to provide guidance or …

Paris

Most Paris numbers start with 01; mobile phone numbers start with 06; numbers beginning 08 are special-rate numbers, ranging from 0800 freephone to premium-rate calls<p><b>Time difference:</b> +1 hourTravelling times: London to Paris by Eurostar takes 2hr 15min. Flying time is about one hour<p>Local laws and …

Travel

Egyptian Alexandria - Ancient underwater finds revealed the Pharaonic roots of the Ptolemaic City

Alexandria, located on the Mediterranean coast in Egypt, has seen many changes in its 2,300 year history. Founded by Alexander the Great in 331 B.C., …

NOVA's "Building Wonders" Series to Investigate Ancient Architectural Mysteries

A new investigative series from NOVA delves into some of the most well-known and enigmatic ancient structures. The three-part investigation, …

Archaeology

The perfect date in Amsterdam - and why it beats Venice for romance

It’s hard to beat water when it comes to adding a touch of romance to a city, and Amsterdam’s canals bring charm, calm, and poetry to a town already laden with historical allure.<p>OK, so there’s Venice. But as the French man-of-letters Montesquieu said when he passed through in 1729: “I prefer …