In 2014, the State of Colorado responded to a repeated problem of people stealing a particular number on a mile marker sign along an interstate.  The Colorado Department of Transportation ...

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Just before midnight on March 29, 1848, the mighty Niagara Falls did something it had never done in recorded history — it stopped flowing. The massive amount of water, around 212,000 cubic ...

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Is there a new danger in the sky? While bird strikes are a dangerous and regular threat to aircraft landing and departing a runway, there have been actual cases of ...

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Where did the Japanese custom of taking off shoes before entering a house come from? It began around the Heian period in 794–1192 AD with the upper class, and the ...

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The Liberty Bell and Big Ben, two of the most famous bells in history, have two things in common. Both bells were cast by the same bell foundry, and each ...

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There’s a place behind Mount Rushmore that few really know exists. It’s a room called the Hall of Records, and it was the idea of the monument’s sculptor, Gutzon Borglum. ...

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Eiffel Tower Gustave Eiffel, the designer of the Eiffel Tower, made sure he reserved the best view of Paris for himself, so he designed an apartment on the third level ...

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allengi/Flickr CC2.0 It was considered one of the scariest landings in the world–depending on if you were in the plane or on the ground. The famous runway at Princess Juliana ...

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The Leaning Tower of Pisa is an architectural oddity and probably the most famous leaning building in the world. Construction of the tower started in 1173 and wasn’t officially finished ...

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Sand dunes are usually associated with the desert, but there is one place far from the heat that has them, and of all places they’re in Alaska. These sand dunes ...

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