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Miyake-jima – The island where everyone wears a gas mask

When you are trying to plan your next vacation, you obviously are thinking of rolling beaches with perfect tides and the right amount of sunlight. Maybe you prefer snow-covered mountains where you could eat marshmallows near a bonfire during the...

The Interesting Origins of 5 Common English Idioms 

English is a funny language, they say. And the fact that it has interesting idioms cannot be denied. Have you ever wondered how and why these common English idioms came into existence? The surprising origin stories of these common English...

9 Most Amazing Trees in the World

Trees withstand the harsh reality of time and change. They’ve watched the skies change colors, have enhanced the sanctity of nature and have experienced stories that got lost with time. Let’s take a look at the amazing trees that have...

Top 10 Strangest Inventions in History

Human history is littered with inventions that have served multiple purposes – from saving lives to enhancing our standard of life. At the same time, some mad geniuses have brought to life some pretty weird ideas. Let’s take a look...

Why Did The Mammals of The Ice Age Die Off?

Ever since we started finding their fossils in the ground, humans have been fascinated by the strange and interesting-looking animals of the past. We now know that humans coexisted with several large, hairy animals, well-adapted to the cold weather of...

5 Most Obscure Facts About Living in the 1800’s

The 1800s, also known as the 19th Century, is probably most well known today as the birth of heavy industry and, reacting to that, the Labor movement calling for better working conditions. But what are some weird things you probably...

Rarest Bone China Found in China

What’s the difference between porcelain, china, and bone china? It’s largely in how they are made; this article has a lot of interesting details, but the basic idea is that porcelain is very functional, china is a special kind of...