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Predatory Plants

The following article is from the book <i>Uncle John’s Bathroom Reader Nature Calls</i>.<p><i>Hey, wait a minute… is that plant eating your gerbil?</i><p><b>FLESH-EATING</b> …

Colorado Man Claims to be the Rightful King of Great Britain

Allan V. Evans, who lives in Colorado, has taken out an ad in <i>The Times of London</i> newspaper to give notice of his intentions to claim the crown of the …

Record Player Stand - Turntable Furniture, Cabinets, Consoles (2018 Best)

If you are a seasoned collector or just getting started, chances are you need a piece of furniture to display your collection and equipment. The best …

Found in the Remains of a Former Gilded Age Mansion, an Ancient Roman Artifact Reveals Its Secrets

One day in the summer of 2015<b>,</b> New York real estate developer Andy Todd received a curious email from one of his contractors. Punctuated by 25 …

Machine learning could finally crack the 4,000-year-old Indus script

After a century of failing to crack an ancient script, linguists turn to machines<p>In 1872 a British general named Alexander Cunningham, excavating an area in what was then British-controlled northern India, came across something peculiar. Buried in some ruins, he uncovered a small, one inch by one …

14 Facts About Where's Waldo?

The objective of each <i>Where's Waldo?</i> book is simple enough: comb through the crowds of people to find Waldo, who's always decked out in his trademark …

The Hidden Room Behind Mount Rushmore

In the 14 years he spent planning, sculpting, and overseeing the completion of the Mount Rushmore monument, artist Gutzon Borglum harbored a deep …

Mysterious discovery under the water in China will awaken your inner Indiana Jones

When the water levels were lowered in an eastern China reservoir due to a renovation project, no one was expecting to find a 600-year-old Buddha …

Archaeology

Secrets of the Louvre Museum

The Louvre is easily the most famous museum in the world, but even a number of people who have visited don't actually know that much about the place …

How to install Kodi on an Amazon Fire TV Stick

Amazon's Fire TV Stick is really cheap, really easy to use and delivers a ton of content to any TV. That's why it's so popular. But it's also a small …

Bones unearthed near ancient city of Troy yield clues of deadly infection

The ancient skeleton of a woman who lived near the storied city of Troy has given up the secrets of what killed her. Researchers unearthed the Byzantine bones and discovered both that she was pregnant and that a bacterial infection probably caused her death.<p>In the 800-year-old bones, which had been …

How Small Actions Help You Take Control of Your Finances

Last year, I wanted to write a book. It seemed like an impossible task. But I figured, “if I can write a long blog post, I can surely write one …

10 Mysterious Hidden Texts

The archaeological record is filled with hidden messages from the past. Often, these secret texts hide in plain sight. They are buried under …