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The True History of Daylight Savings Time

Each spring, people in several countries throughout the world set their clocks forwards, usually by one hour. In the coming fall, these same people turn their clocks in the opposite direction, typically backwards by one hour. This seems like a...

The True Story of John Quincy Adam’s Pet Alligator

Quincy’s pet alligator has been a topic surrounded by a lot of speculation that it eventually begins to sound and feel like a myth. John Quincy Adams however, was no myth. He was the United States President from 1825 to...

North Korea’s Hotel of Doom

The Ryugyong Hotel located in Pyongyang, North Korea is one of the very few abandoned skyscrapers that the world has. The hotel is a massive 1089 feet high — that is about 105 floors and can easily accommodate 3000 rooms....

Examples of Cryptid Sightings

Cryptid sightings aren’t usually taken too seriously by people, but it’s worth noting that it doesn’t always mean something impossible. Some rare animals which were once believed to be imaginary later turned out to be real. For a better idea...

Why Doesn’t North America Have Ancient Cities?

In Italy there’s Rome, where you can see ruins which are thousands of years old. China has even older cities, and in the Middle East we can find remnants of the very first civilizations — the oldest known might be...

A Brief History of Quantum Physics

Quantum Physics (or Mechanics) is a broad collection of theories in modern physics, with over 100 years of history. The word “quantum” explains the important difference between QM and classical physics: in quantum theories, energy levels and other qualities of...

Fascinating Facts About Saber Tooth Tigers

They were iconic critters of the last ice age, even before the Ice Age movies were popular. But how much do you really know about the saber-toothed tigers? What exactly is a saber-toothed tiger? Their scientific genus is Smilodon, and...

The Various Origins of Valentine’s Day

With Valentine’s Day coming soon, finding out the origin of Valentine’s Day would be quite interesting, wouldn’t it? Love and Romance are the desires which have been driving men for centuries and centuries. And one of the widely celebrated romantic...