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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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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 …

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Amazon Bridge

Despite Being 4,300 Miles in Length, the Amazon River Has no Bridges, and Must be Crossed by Boat

The Amazon River in South America is the world’s longest river. According to a new survey conducted by the Brazilian government, it is staying ahead of the Nile. The Amazon boasts a massive jungle basin, stunning waterfalls, and the world’s largest river dolphins, yet it may be more notable for what it lacks: a single …

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Trex

How Did Scientists Know Dinosaurs Were Covered in Feathers?

Back in 2011, several samples of amber were discovered to contain preserved feathers assumed to be 75 to 80 million years old. Further evidence shows that these feathers originated from both birds and dinosaurs.  Scientists were able to find the tail of a 99-million-year-old dinosaur preserved in amber, complete with bones, soft tissue, and even …

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Were There Any Signs Before Mt. Pelee’s Eruption in 1902?

Every natural disaster comes with signs. Before a volcano erupts, you would notice several things like subtle swelling of the ground, small changes in heat flow, and even noticeable steaming from the ground around the area. Animals may also serve as indicators of an upcoming disaster. Was this the same case with the eruption of …

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The 2011 earthquake off the coast of Japan was so powerful – measuring almost 9.0 on the Richter scale – it moved Japan 8 feet closer to North America and shifted the planet on its axis, causing the length of a day to shorten by almost 1.8 microseconds

Quake moved Japan coast 8 feet, shifted Earth’s axis (CNN) — The powerful earthquake that unleashed a devastating tsunami Friday appears to have moved the main island of Japan by 8 feet (2.4 meters) and shifted the Earth on its axis. “At this point, we know that one GPS station moved (8 feet), and we …

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The Scottish Highlands and the Appalachians are the same mountain range, once connected as the Central Pangean Mountains.

Central Pangean Mountains Map of Pangaea, including the Central Pangean Mountains. The Central Pangean Mountains were an extensive northeast-southwest trending mountain range in the central portion of the supercontinent Pangaea during the Carboniferous, Permian and Triassic periods. They were formed as a result of collision between the minor supercontinents Laurussia and Gondwana during the formation …

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In 1962 two US scientists discovered Peru’s highest mountain was in danger of collapsing. When this was made public, the government threatened the scientists and banned civilians from speaking of it. In 1970, during a major earthquake, it collapsed on the town of Yangoy killing 20,000.

Yungay, Peru Cemetery in Yungay The remnants of Yungay’s cathedral after the landslide On May 31, 1970, the Ancash earthquake caused a substantial part of the north side of a mountain, Nevado Huascarán, to collapse and an unstable mass of glacial ice about 800 meters across at the top of Nevado Huascarán to fall. This …

In 1962 two US scientists discovered Peru’s highest mountain was in danger of collapsing. When this was made public, the government threatened the scientists and banned civilians from speaking of it. In 1970, during a major earthquake, it collapsed on the town of Yangoy killing 20,000. Read More »