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Every year, a regatta is held in Alice Springs. Due to the lack of water in Central Australia, contestants have to carry bottomless “boats” trough a dried-out river. When the river did carry water in 1993, the regatta became “the only regatta ever cancelled because of wet weather”.

Henley-on-Todd Regatta Competition at 51st Henley-on-Todd Regatta in August 2012 The Henley-on-Todd Regatta (also called the Todd River Race) is a “boat” race held annually in the typically dry sandy bed of the Todd River in Alice Springs, Australia. It began – and continues – cautiously as a joke at the expense of the original …

Every year, a regatta is held in Alice Springs. Due to the lack of water in Central Australia, contestants have to carry bottomless “boats” trough a dried-out river. When the river did carry water in 1993, the regatta became “the only regatta ever cancelled because of wet weather”. Read More »

The first Native American who met the Pilgrims at Plymouth Colony walked into their encampment and greeted them in English. Which he had begun to learn from fishermen frequenting the waters of Maine. Supposedly, he greeted them then asked if they had beer.

Samoset For the community in the United States, see Samoset, Florida. “Interview of Samoset with the Pilgrims”, book engraving, 1853 Samoset (also Somerset, c. 1590–1653) was an Abenaki sagamore and the first American Indian to make contact with the Pilgrims of Plymouth Colony. He startled the colonists on March 16, 1621 by walking into Plymouth …

The first Native American who met the Pilgrims at Plymouth Colony walked into their encampment and greeted them in English. Which he had begun to learn from fishermen frequenting the waters of Maine. Supposedly, he greeted them then asked if they had beer. Read More »

There is a city in Washington named ‘George’. Every year, George, Washington celebrates the 4th of July by baking the world’s largest cherry pie.

About George (The City, not the President) George is wonderfully well-situated in the Columbia River Basin of Eastern Washington. Found midway between the Seattle area and the Cascade mountains on the West, and Spokane on the east at exit 149 on Interstate 90, George sees a multitude of travelers every year (good thinking, Charlie). Six …

There is a city in Washington named ‘George’. Every year, George, Washington celebrates the 4th of July by baking the world’s largest cherry pie. Read More »

A fisherman in Philippine found a perl weighing 34kg and estimated around $100 million. Not knowing it’s value, the pearl was kept under his bed for 10 years as a good luck charm.

Maggay-Amurao told the Guardian that she was now seeking help from experts to certify the pearl’s authenticity. “The Puerto Princesa City would likely earn another prestigious title and a record breaker for having the world’s biggest natural giant pearl from a giant clam (34 kilograms) after being certified for its authenticity,” she wrote. “Just for …

A fisherman in Philippine found a perl weighing 34kg and estimated around $100 million. Not knowing it’s value, the pearl was kept under his bed for 10 years as a good luck charm. Read More »