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In 2013 the United States bombed the island of Guam with 2,000 dead mice stuffed with painkillers to kill the Brown Tree Snake which is an invasive species on the island. The snake got there by accident in the 1950s on a shipping vessel.

Two thousand mice dropped on Guam by parachute — to kill snakes They floated down from the sky Sunday — 2,000 mice, wafting on tiny cardboard parachutes over Andersen Air Force Base in the U.S. territory of Guam. But the rodent commandos didn’t know they were on a mission: to help eradicate the brown tree …

In 2013 the United States bombed the island of Guam with 2,000 dead mice stuffed with painkillers to kill the Brown Tree Snake which is an invasive species on the island. The snake got there by accident in the 1950s on a shipping vessel. Read More »

What is Czernina?

The Czernina or duck blood soup comprises duck or goose blood, dried fruits, and vinegar. It is characterized by its sweet-sour flavor and is commonly found in Eastern Europe. But did you know there is a reason why it is specifically served to men? The Polish soup Czernina made out of duck blood is traditionally …

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In 2017, Hai Tao Buddhists who’d bought £5,000 of live Crustacea & released them into the sea for good karma, got fined £15,000 for ‘untold damage’ to the environment by introducing non-native species. In 2012 Hai Tao had released 100kg of cobras in a mountainous area not native to the snakes.

Two Buddhists fined £15,000 for releasing crustaceans into sea Two Buddhists who released £5,000 worth of crustaceans into the Channel as part of a religious ceremony have been fined almost £15,000 for causing “untold damage” to the environment. Zhixiong Li and Ni Li helped throw live crabs and lobsters into the sea off Brighton as …

In 2017, Hai Tao Buddhists who’d bought £5,000 of live Crustacea & released them into the sea for good karma, got fined £15,000 for ‘untold damage’ to the environment by introducing non-native species. In 2012 Hai Tao had released 100kg of cobras in a mountainous area not native to the snakes. Read More »

In 1506, a 1000+ year old statue was unearthed. The main figure, Laocoön, was missing an arm. The pope commissioned a contest to find who would recreate the missing arm best. Michelangelo’s version lost. In 1906 the original arm was found and in nearly the exact pose Michelangelo had sculpted.

Laocoön and His Sons The arm after refixing, 2010 When the statue was discovered, Laocoön’s right arm was missing, along with part of the hand of one child and the right arm of the other, and various sections of snake. The older son, on the right, was detached from the other two figures. The age …

In 1506, a 1000+ year old statue was unearthed. The main figure, Laocoön, was missing an arm. The pope commissioned a contest to find who would recreate the missing arm best. Michelangelo’s version lost. In 1906 the original arm was found and in nearly the exact pose Michelangelo had sculpted. Read More »

How Did Cleopatra Attract Potential Allies?

Cleopatra is one of the well-known women in history. She was especially famed for her intellect and beauty. She was also popular for her love affairs with Julius Caesar and Mark Antony. Cleopatra believed she was a goddess amongst men. She always staged a clever entrance to entice and woo potential allies. She would make …

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The Battle of Tenochtitlan

What Happened During the Battle of Tenochtitlan?

Tenochtitlan, the Aztec capital city, was one of the largest cities in the world at the time of the Spanish Conquest in 1521, with possibly 200,000 inhabitants. It grew from a small settlement on an island in the western swamps of Lake Texcoco to the powerful political, economic, and religious center of Pre-columbian Mexico’s greatest …

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South of the border

What is the South of the Border Attraction?

North Carolina and South Carolina are bordered by Virginia to the north, the Atlantic Ocean to the east, Georgia and South Carolina to the south, and Tennessee to the west. Raleigh is the state’s capital, and Charlotte is its largest city. But did you know about the attraction on the southern border between North and …

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Cancun

How Did Mexico Build Cancun from Scratch?

The federal government did not chance upon Cancun while intending to develop a completely new vacation metropolis from the ground up. How did Mexico create Cancun from the ground up? In 1968, Mexico chose the location, a nine-mile stretch of jungle island off the coast of Quintana Roo, using computer models and all of a …

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How Did the British Spies Plan to Turn Hitler into a Woman?

The infamous Adolf Hitler was an Austrian-born German dictator who started the Second World War when he sent orders to invade Poland. He rose to power as the leader of the Nazi Party. But did you know, that British spies devised a bizarre plan to control Hitler? In World War II, British spies planned on …

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What is Unique About the Irwin’s Turtle?

Dubbed as The Crocodile Hunter, the late Steve Irwin remains relevant due to his evident love for wildlife, especially reptiles. Among all his achievements, one of his most notable accomplishments is his discovery of a new turtle species, the Irwin’s Turtle.  Discovered in one of Steve Irwin’s crocodile catching trips with his dad in the …

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