Cancun, Mexico, is a popular tourist destination on the Yucatán Peninsula with 14 miles of high-rise hotels next to white-sand beaches. But Cancun hasn’t been a tourist draw as long ...

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An Opened Corpse Flower Richard J. Rehman/Wikimedia It’s one of the rarest flowering plants in the world and also one of the smelliest. The Amorphophallus titanium, which is better known ...

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Great Western Divide, Mineral King, California Walt Disney is known for creating Mickey Mouse, Disneyland, and Walt Disney World, but he also wanted to take the Disney empire into the ...

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Hans Island is nothing but a barren piece of rock with an area of only one-half square mile. It sits in the north Arctic in the Kennedy Channel between the ...

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The building at 77 Water Street in New York City could be mistaken for just another office tower in the city, but it has something other buildings don’t. A World ...

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While you won’t see it on every elevator door, many of them have one tiny hole in one panel of the door. It is reasonable to assume that since it ...

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Taking in the scenery out of an airplane window is one of the most enjoyable things about air travel. You may have never thought about the shape of the windows, ...

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The year was 1896, and a passenger agent for the Katy Railroad in Texas named William George Crush had a fantastical idea to spur up publicity for the railroad he ...

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Eric Salard/Wikimedia In 1991, the country of Ethiopia was nearing the end of a debilitating civil war. The government of the country was about to be toppled, and the country ...

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The Library of Congress, Washington, D.C. During the War of 1812, the British burned the U.S. Capitol, and with it, the collection of books and manuscripts held in the Library ...

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There’s more behind the smell of freshly cut grass other than it is a pleasant aroma to most people. The scent is actually the plant giving out its own distress ...

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