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The great Eastern European road trip, part two: road trip across Albania

As soon as we cross the border into northern Albania, near Shkodër, we are faced with a decision: coast or mountain? I’ve wanted to visit Albania since the 1990s, when I glimpsed its then unreachable coast from Corfu and heard it was the loveliest in the Med. But we’ve arrived in a heatwave – …

European Travel

India 69th independence day celebrations - in pictures

From daredevil motorcyclists to theatre performances, Indians celebrate the anniversary of the nation’s independence from the British empire on 15 August 1947

India

16 of the world's most enormous statues

Taking up to 20 years to build and millions of dollars to create, these 16 enormous creations do just that. They'll stand for centuries as icons of history and culture for visitors to enjoy. From the world's largest reclining Buddha to a 105 foot tall sculpture of Mao Zedong, keep scrolling for a …

Mao Zedong

The World Economy in One Visualization

on July 22, 2015 at 4:03 pm<p>Shares 2.0K<p>Today’s data visualization is the most simple breakdown of the world economy that we’ve seen. Not only is it …

The 5 most bizarre weapons of World War II

Unfortunately, war can drive innovation. During World War II, the world's major powers set their sights on advancing technology, medicine, and communications in order to be efficient and fearsome in battle. Some of the advancements made in WWII were fundamental to modern technology — others, not so …

Everything you see on Twitter about Islam is wrong: Here’s the real history and information

Islamophobes are the loudest online — and the most ignorant. Here’s the actual truth you need to silence haters<p>I made some critical remarks about the anti-Muslim “freedom rally” held outside a Phoenix mosque recently. In case you missed it, the protestors were heavily armed and included Neo-Nazis …

20 fascinating facts that make you think twice

Luckily, the folks over at Reddit have a collection of true facts about life, and we've combed through them to find our favorites.<p>From a creature that can survive the harsh vacuum of space to the odd state sport of Maryland, you're bound to learn something that makes you think twice.<p><i>Note: A shorter</i> …

Mosquitoes