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34KG Pearl

A Fisherman from the Philippines Found a Pearl Weighing 34 Kilograms. It is Estimated to be Worth $100 Million. The Fisherman was Unaware of its Value and Kept the Pearl Under His Bed for 10 Years.

The only gemstones in the world that originate from living things are pearls. These priceless gems are created by mollusks like oysters and mussels, which humanity has sought since ancient times. But did you know that a fisherman from the Philippines found the largest pearl weighing 24 kilograms? The giant pearl measures 30 cm wide, …

A Fisherman from the Philippines Found a Pearl Weighing 34 Kilograms. It is Estimated to be Worth $100 Million. The Fisherman was Unaware of its Value and Kept the Pearl Under His Bed for 10 Years. Read More »

Yo yo in Syria

Yo-yos were Banned in Syria in 1933. Locals Blamed the Toy for the Severe Drought They were Experiencing.

The first yo-yo company was opened in Santa Barbara, California, by a Filipino immigrant in  1928. But they have been documented to be around since 440 BC. But did you know that Syrians had a superstitious belief that yo-yos caused a drought?  Yo-yos were banned in Syria in 1933 because many locals believed they were …

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Sriracha

Climate Change is Affecting the Production of Sriracha Hot Chili Sauce. The California-Based Company is Facing a Severe Shortage of Chilies Due to Weather Conditions Altering the Quality of Their Chili Peppers.

Huy Fong Foods Incorporated, the maker of the iconic Sriracha Hot Chili Sauce, has announced that production of its beloved sauces will be halted. Sriracha is the latest item with insufficient inventory to meet demand and will be difficult to find this summer of 2022. But do you know what the reason behind the shortage …

Climate Change is Affecting the Production of Sriracha Hot Chili Sauce. The California-Based Company is Facing a Severe Shortage of Chilies Due to Weather Conditions Altering the Quality of Their Chili Peppers. Read More »

Ivy Plant

A Royal Horticultural Society Test Building Covered in Ivy Stayed 7.2 Celsius Cooler than Non-Covered Buildings. The Leaves Also Kept the Walls Dry which Lowered Humidity and Protected it from Corrosion.

vy plants are known for their ability to adhere strongly to walls and other surfaces. While this may be a cause for concern for several homeowners, there are positive benefits to having ivy growing on walls. Did you know that these plants can essentially make your home cooler? A Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) test building …

A Royal Horticultural Society Test Building Covered in Ivy Stayed 7.2 Celsius Cooler than Non-Covered Buildings. The Leaves Also Kept the Walls Dry which Lowered Humidity and Protected it from Corrosion. Read More »

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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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 …

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. Read More »

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 »

Parasitoid Wasps Inject Their Eggs Into Caterpillars and Eat Their Hosts from Whitin

Charles Darwin’s theory of Natural Selection was said to have been inspired by apes, but in reality, there was another species that truly influenced Darwin’s theory. Have you heard of parasitoid wasps? Charles Darwin’s faith in God was seriously shaken by parasitoid wasps, who inject their eggs into caterpillars and eat their still-alive hosts from …

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Bats White Nose Syndrome

General Motors Uses Byproducts from Their Cars to Make Artificial Stalactites for Bats

Artificial stalactites give hibernating bats more surface area to hang from, allowing them to spread out throughout the cave. But did you know that General Motors contributes to the effort of creating these artificial stalactites? General Motors makes artificial stalactites for bats from leftovers from their automobile manufacturing. By reducing crowding and providing the bats …

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Beaver

Why Did the Argentinian Government Import 50 Beavers?

The fur trade is a global industry that deals with the purchase and sale of animal fur. Furs from boreal, polar, and cold temperate mammalian animals have been the most valuable since creating a global fur market in the early modern period. The commerce fostered the exploration and colonization of Siberia, northern North America, and …

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