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There is a Region in Antarctica That is So Dry. Not Even Ice Can Form There. It Has Not Seen Rain in Nearly 2 Million Years and is Host to Unique Lifeforms.

There is a location on Earth that is so unlike any other location that it has been used to test equipment on Mars. The Antarctic Dry Valleys region is one of the world’s most extreme deserts, but that’s only the beginning of its peculiarities. Do you know What are the McMurdo Dry Valleys? There is …

There is a Region in Antarctica That is So Dry. Not Even Ice Can Form There. It Has Not Seen Rain in Nearly 2 Million Years and is Host to Unique Lifeforms. Read More »

Black Hole Universe

There is a Cosmological Model That Says Our Observable Universe is Inside a Black Hole

Our universe is so vast that it appears that nothing exists outside of it. Experts suspect that our universe may be contained within a fourth-dimensional black hole. Our universe began as a singularity, a point in space that was infinitely hot and dense. The scientific community describes black holes in the same way. But did …

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Della Porta

Della Porta Invented a Method of Writing Secret Messages Inside Eggs. Ink Transferred from the Shell to the Boiled Egg Inside. The Message Could Only be Revealed When Cracked and Peeled?

Giambattista Della Porta, also known as Giovanni Battista Della Porta, was a reformation-era Italian scholar, polymath, and playwright who lived in Naples during the Renaissance era, Scientific Revolution, and Reformation. But did you know how Porta helped make secret messages used in espionage?  Della Porta invented a method for secretly writing messages inside eggs. The …

Della Porta Invented a Method of Writing Secret Messages Inside Eggs. Ink Transferred from the Shell to the Boiled Egg Inside. The Message Could Only be Revealed When Cracked and Peeled? Read More »

Magpies

Scientists in Australia were Studying Birds and Fitted Them with Tracking Harnesses. A Group of Magpies Helped Each Other Take the Harnesses Off.

Magpies belong to the Corvidae family of birds. Like other family members, they are often regarded as clever creatures. The Eurasian magpie, for example, is considered one of the most intelligent creatures on the planet. It is one of the few non-mammal species capable of recognizing itself in a mirror test. But how did a …

Scientists in Australia were Studying Birds and Fitted Them with Tracking Harnesses. A Group of Magpies Helped Each Other Take the Harnesses Off. Read More »

Himalayan Salt

Most Himalayan Pink Salt Does Not Come from the Himalayas. The Salt is Mined from Punjab, Pakistan.

Pink Himalayan salt has a similar chemical composition to table salt. It has a sodium chloride content of up to 98 percent. The remaining salt comprises trace minerals like potassium, magnesium, and calcium. This is what gives the salt its light pink color. But did you know most of the Himalayan Pink Salt we consume …

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Posidonia australis

The Largest Living Organism as of 2022 is the Poseidon’s Ribbon Weed. It Spawned from a Single Seed Around 4,500 Years Ago and is Currently 200 Square Kilometers in Size.

The honey mushroom in Oregon is no longer the world’s largest living organism. Guinness World Records updated that title thanks to the new research in Shark Bay, Western Australia. Have you heard about Poseidon’s Ribbon Weed? The “Posidonia australis” seagrass, also known as Poseidon’s ribbon weed, is the largest living organism as of June 2022. …

The Largest Living Organism as of 2022 is the Poseidon’s Ribbon Weed. It Spawned from a Single Seed Around 4,500 Years Ago and is Currently 200 Square Kilometers in Size. Read More »

Jeremy Bush, Sinkhole Victim

In 2013, in Florida, a Sinkhole Unexpectedly Opened Up Beneath a Man’s Bedroom While He was Sleeping and Swallowed Him Whole.

A sinkhole is a ground depression with no natural external surface drainage. When it rains, the water remains inside the sinkhole and drains into the subsurface. But did you hear about the sleeping man whose entire bedroom got swallowed by a sinkhole? A sinkhole unexpectedly opened up beneath a sleeping man’s bedroom in Florida in …

In 2013, in Florida, a Sinkhole Unexpectedly Opened Up Beneath a Man’s Bedroom While He was Sleeping and Swallowed Him Whole. Read More »

Official Air Temperatures

Official Air Temperatures That are Used in Weather Applications are Taken in the Shade and Not Under Sunlight.

Air temperature is a measurement of how hot or cold the air is. In meteorology, it is also known as surface temperature. The temperature indicated by a thermometer exposed to the air but protected from direct sunlight is called air temperature. But how is air temperature measured accurately? Thermometers are used to measure air temperature. …

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Mississippi River

The US Government Spends Billions to Keep the Mississippi River from Changing its Course and Destroying New Orleans.

The Mississippi River is the second-longest river in North America and the headwaters of the second-largest drainage system, second only to the Hudson Bay drainage system. How Much Does the US Government Spend to Keep the Mississippi River from Changing Course? The United States spent billions to prevent the Mississippi River from changing course and …

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Pigmy Three-Toed Sloth

The Pigmy Three-Toed Sloth will Only Eat the Leaves of the Red Mangrove Tree. These Trees Contain a Fungus with a Chemical Profile Similar to Valium, which Gives the Sloth a Life-Long High.

The world’s slowest mammal, the sloth, is so sedentary that algae develop on its thick, hairy coat. Its greenish color from plants helps it blend in with the trees in the rainforests of Central and South America. But did you know that their diet includes a fungus with valium-like properties? Only eating the leaves of …

The Pigmy Three-Toed Sloth will Only Eat the Leaves of the Red Mangrove Tree. These Trees Contain a Fungus with a Chemical Profile Similar to Valium, which Gives the Sloth a Life-Long High. Read More »