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How Did Sri Lanka Become an Island?

Sri Lanka which was formerly called Ceylon is well-known for its unique biodiversity, extensive cinnamon and tea exportation, and breathtaking natural wonders. But did you know that it only became an island in the 1480s? Sri Lanka and India were originally connected by a land bridge called “Adam’s Bridge”. But because of a cyclone, the …

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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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Why Did Stein Arvid Huseby Hijack the Braathens SAFE Flight 139?

There have been many hijacking incidents in the past. From the mystery of D.B. Cooper to the tragedy that beset 9/11, terrorists have different reasons for committing the crime. But did you know that the first hijacking incident in Norway occurred for an insignificant reason? Norway’s first hijacking incident occurred in 1985. The hijacker, Stein …

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What Was Inside Neil Armstrong’s Pocket When He First Stepped on the Moon?

On July 20, 1969, Neil Armstrong and Edwin Buzz Aldrin became the first humans to have landed on the moon. Six hours after landing, Armstrong became the first man to walk on the moon, and as she took his first step, he said; That’s one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind. But did you know what …

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How Long Did It Take for Mario Rigby to Walk from Cape Town to Cairo?

Mario Rigby is a Canadian-Turks and Caicos Islander adventure explorer who is currently based in Toronto. He completed an epic walk from Cape Town to Cairo by crossing Africa. But did you know how long it took him to travel on foot? Mario Rigby started to walk from Cape Town to Cairo in 2015. It …

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Why Did the Working Yugoslav Aircrafts Get Scrapped?

Many technological advancements found their way to the forefront of war, with some being sourced from the opposing forces. One good example is the Rogožarski IK-3, which was considered one of the modern fighter planes in the second world war. But interestingly enough, it did not see any battles. In the second world war, Nazis …

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