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...

 

Photos of Old Kitchens from 1860 – 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...

 

Man Took Photos of the Same Place for Over 40 Years and Watched Them Decline

Chilean-born photographer Camilo José Vergara photographed buildings in his neighborhood and watched them change over the years, documenting them over a time span of over four decades . Camilo focused on the most segregated...

 

How Argentina and Chile Used Babies In An Attempt to Own a Piece of Antarctica

Since 1940 Argentina and Chile have been in competition for ownership of Antarctica. Many other countries are involved in this “competition” for the territory, but no one truly owns the land or has actual sovereignty....

 

A Unique Cemetery With Poems and Jokes Written on Tombstones

The Merry Cemetery is a cemetery in the village of Săpânța, Maramureş county, Romania, that is famous, not just in Romania but all over the world for its one of a kind way of looking upon death, not as a sad event, but...

 

The Alleged HIV ‘Patient Zero’ Man Has Been Exonerated

Gaetan Dugas, singled out as the first infection vector for the virus in the United States, was a homosexual flight attendant. Recent science has renounced his unwanted title as HIV Patient Zero. A new study publicized in...

 

The Soldier Who Threw His Body Over a Grenade, Survived, and Kept on Fighting

During the spring of 1971, the 2nd Squadron of the 17th Cavalry guarded the airstrip at Khe Sanh in South Vietnam. They aided American planes flying missions into Laos. On March 23, about 2 o’clock in the morning; Michael...

 

The Jonestown Massacre: One of The Most Disturbing Events in Recent History

On November 18, 1978, over 900 people from the settlement of Jonestown, Guyana, willingly died from cyanide poisoning. It was perhaps one of the most disturbing events in modern history and the site of the largest recorded...

 

The Story Behind the Semi-nude FBI Agent Delivering $1 Million Ransom to Skyjackers, 1972

In 1972, Wright held a gun to the head of a pilot on a plane packed with 86 passengers. He received a million dollars in cash – the largest ransom ever paid in an airplane hijacking in the United States – and forced the...

 
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