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How Did Carl Akeley Survive A Leopard Attack?

A taxidermist is a person whose job is to prepare the skins of dead animals and birds and fill them with a special material to make them look as if they are alive. But did you know that a famous taxidermist killed a Leopard with his bare hands?  American Taxidermist, Carl Akeley killed a leopard …

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Who was Jakob Williams?

Greece has not always been a free country. The Turks reigned until the 1800s. Many battles were fought for Greece to achieve independence. And several people fought for Greece, but have you heard about the black soldier who helped the Greeks win their freedom?  James Jakob Williams was an African American Philhellene from Baltimore, Maryland, …

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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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900 year old African coins were found of the coast of Australia, making them the oldest foreign artefacts found on the continent, predating the Europeans by centuries.

Unravelling the mystery of Arnhem Land’s ancient African coins An AG Society-sponsored expedition set out in July 2013 to solve the mystery of 12th Century coins found in the NT. Image credit: Courtesy Powerhouse Museum MYSTERY AND MAGIC still inhabit the wild places. Few are wilder than the Northern Territory’s Wessel Islands, which arch out …

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