Lonely tree of Tenere

The Story of the Lonely Tree of Tenere

It’s difficult to be certain which individual tree is the most remote, but for several decades that distinction belonged to the Tree of Ténéré, a lone acacia tree standing in the vast, hostile expanse of the Sahara Desert....

 

Photos of Old Kitchens from 1860 to 1970

The notion of a ‘kitchen’ as we know it today came about due to a book by the Beecher sisters, Catherine and her sister, Harriet Beecher Stowe. In 1869, the two sisters published a revised version of The American...

 

300 Years Worth of Experience and Life Lessons

Cliff, Tereza, and John are the three centenarians featured in this short film produced by LifeHunters, and together they offer insightful advice, charming anecdotes, and heart breaking memories. While no two lives will ever...

 

One of the World’s Oldest and Tallest Wooden Structures Built Without a Wooden Nail

Russia’s Kizhi island is popular for many historical wooden buildings that were moved to the island from various parts of Karelia for preservation purposes during the 1950s. Today, the entire island and the nearby area...

 

Stump Houses from the Past

The Pacific Northwest saw some of the most significant number of settlers looking for a new life all through the nineteenth century, however, the journey from moving towards the Northwest to a peaceful life in the serene...

 

Socotra Island: The Most Alien-Looking Place on Earth

The landscape of remote Socotra Island looks as if it comes from a sci-fi film but in fact has evolved to look so other-worldy as the ‘lost world’ island has been separated from mainland Africa for between six...

 

Culture Around the World: Most Extreme Body Modifications

Humans have been deliberately altering their anatomies for thousands of years and reasons vary greatly. For some cultures, it traces back to religious and spiritual beliefs, while for others, it’s simply a case of appearing...

 

In 1954, This 9-Week-Old Baby Became the ‘World’s Youngest Swimmer’

In January 1954, LIFE magazine introduced its readers to a remarkable nine-week-old baby named Julie Sheldon, who lived in Los Angeles and was, according to LIFE, the “world’s youngest swimmer.” Coached...

 

The 6 Wives of Henry VIII of England

Henry VIII (reigned 1509-1547) went into history as one of England’s most important rulers. The key event of his reign was the break with the Roman Catholic Church and creation of the Church of England. But Henry’s...

 

Cold War Era Spy Tools

Let’s take a trip down memory lane and revisit the golden days of spying — the legendary Cold War, with some dandy examples of items the James Bonds of that era kept in their tool kits. Here are some of the more interesting...

 
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