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Wolfsburg

Why was the City of Wolfsburg Built?

Wolfsburg is located on the Aller River and is the fifth largest city in the German state of Lower Saxony. Wolfsburg is well-known for being the home of Volkswagen AG’s headquarters and the world’s largest car plant. But why was Wolfsburg constructed? Wolfsburg, Germany, was entirely built for the workers of the Volkswagen car factory, …

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Pete Conrad

Pete Conrad’s First Words on the Moon were, “Whoopie! Man, That May Have Been a Small One for Neil, but That’s a Long One for Me.” He Won the $500 Bet with an Italian Reporter but Never Got the Money.

Pete Conrad was an American NASA astronaut, aeronautical engineer, naval officer and aviator, and test pilot who led the Apollo 12 space mission, becoming the third person to walk on the Moon. In 1962, Conrad was chosen for NASA’s second astronaut class. But do you know what Pete Conrad said when he first arrived on …

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Chernobyl

HBO’s Chernobyl Mini Series was Shot in Eastern Lithuania. The Ignalina Nuclear Power Plant There is Identical to the Chernobyl Plant in Pripyat.

Chernobyl is a 2019 historical drama television miniseries based on the 1986 Chernobyl disaster and the ensuing cleanup efforts. Craig Mazin created and wrote the series, which Johan Renck directed. Jared Harris, Stellan Skarsgard, Emily Watson, and Paul Ritter lead the ensemble cast. HBO produced the series in the United States and Sky UK in …

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Loneliest ATM

There are Only Two ATMs in All of Antarctica, But Only One of Them Works.

The Automated Teller Machine, better known as an ATM, is one of the most convenient innovations in banking. The device allows consumers to perform quick self-service transactions such as deposits, withdrawals, bill payments, and account transfers. But do you know how many ATMs are in Antarctica? There are only two ATMs in Antarctica, both of …

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Mary Anning

Mary Anning and her Brother Discovered the First Ichthyosaur Fossil When She was Only 12 Years Old. She Eventually Discovered Many More Fossils that Revolutionalized the Field of Paleontology. Unfortunately, She Did Not Get Full Credit for Her Discoveries Because She was a Woman.

According to recent studies, only 19.4% of all paleontologists are women. Women have made several critical discoveries. However, most of them have not been recognized due to working in a male-dominated field. But do you know who the mother of paleontology is? Mary Anning, at the age of 12, discovered the first ichthyosaur fossil with …

Mary Anning and her Brother Discovered the First Ichthyosaur Fossil When She was Only 12 Years Old. She Eventually Discovered Many More Fossils that Revolutionalized the Field of Paleontology. Unfortunately, She Did Not Get Full Credit for Her Discoveries Because She was a Woman. Read More »

City of Srivijaya

The City of Srivijaya Ruled Indonesia and Most of Southeast Asia for Over Six Centuries but Disappeared without a Trace. Its Location was Recently Uncovered by Some Fishermen Who Found Golden Artifacts in Their Nets.

Srivijaya was a maritime and commercial kingdom that rose to fame in the 7th century. The city was mainly located in what we know as Indonesia today. They are known to be the first unified kingdom to dominate most of the Malay islands. But did you know it was considered a lost city? Srivijaya was …

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Asteroid Dinosaurs

The Chicxulub Crater is the Result of an Asteroid Impact That Caused the Dinosaur Extinction. The Event Set 70% of the World’s Forests on Fire and Caused Tsunamis That Rose to a Height of 300 Feet.

A six-mile-wide asteroid called the Chicxlub slammed into the waters of Mexico that triggered the mass extinction of the dinosaurs and 70% of all Earth’s species. But did you know about the massive crater the asteroid created? The asteroid impact that wiped out the dinosaurs ignited 70% of the world’s forests, caused tsunamis that rose …

The Chicxulub Crater is the Result of an Asteroid Impact That Caused the Dinosaur Extinction. The Event Set 70% of the World’s Forests on Fire and Caused Tsunamis That Rose to a Height of 300 Feet. Read More »

The Karman Line

The Karman Line is the Border Separating the Earth’s Atmosphere from Space. It is Defined as Being 100km Above Sea Level and is Regarded as the Starting Point of Outer Space

The Fédération Aéronautique Internationale (FAI) is the world governing body for air sports and manages definitions regarding human spaceflight. But did you know the same organization also defined the Karman Line? The Karman Line, an imaginary boundary 100 kilometers above mean sea level, is a common definition of space. Once this 100 km line is …

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Oyster trinity

During the 1700s, Oysters were Abundant and Popular in New York City, and the Discarded Shells were Repurposed into Mortar Paste to Help with the City’s Building Boom. Trinity Church was Built with Oyster Shells

Oysters are one of New York Harbor’s best chances for clean water and protection from future storm surges. These are the same oysters that New Yorkers have done their best to destroy through pollution and overconsumption over centuries. But did you know how these oysters helped in the building boom of New York City back …

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Malagasy

A Small Group of 30 Women from Southeast Asia Founded Madagascar

The colonization of Madagascar is one of the strangest and least understood periods in prehistoric human history. Madagascar was one of the last continents to be colonized. Although just off the east coast of Africa, genetic, linguistic, and cultural data indicate that Africans and, more shockingly, Indonesians jointly populated the island. But did you know …

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