(Note from the author: microphone is out of commission, but the podcast will be up soon) Henri Cosquer is a dive instructor in Southern France. While teaching SCUBA diving clients one day in 1985, he discovered a small underwater opening in the cliff wall. He returned several times during the month of September, slowly making his […]
A new episode a Rarities is now up! Can you guess why 7 million US children disappeared in 1987?
Listen to this article: Before 1807, no human being was a resident on the Galápagos Islands. So who were the ones to colonize first? It was one man named Patrick Watkins, and he didn’t do so willingly. There isn’t much in terms of first-hand accounts about the man, but a Captain David Porter (of […]
Due to technical difficulties, there is no podcast available today! Sorry! There were scenes cut from the silent film The Vanishing American featuring American Bison. Fourteen bison to be specific. These were the first bison on Catalina, brought for filming and then abandoned. Today, the herd numbers around one hundred and fifty, but at […]
Listen to this article: A more beautiful or precious morsel of ethics I have never seen; it is a document in proof that I am a real Christian, that is to say a disciple of the doctrines of Jesus. -Thomas Jefferson This quote from our third president is in defense of his beliefs after he […]
Finding ancient art can be difficult, and depictions of the human face are even more rare, but each discovery leads to a better understanding of our shared history. This drawing, found in Vilhonneur grotto in France, shows that stylization (at 25, 000 years old) was an early development. Unfortunately though, not all of discoveries are treated well…
Smokers of tobacco enjoy the stimulating and relaxing effects of nicotine from the “common tobacco” plant. However, even the heaviest of smokers will find it difficult to handle the smoke from Nicotiana rustica. Those trying it for the first time, even heavy smokers, find it so intense they often vomit and pass out!
On a Sunday morning in 10th Century Germany, where could one of the largest caches of weapons be found? In the front of the local church of course!
While travelling through the British countryside, you may see a path or two with an odd name. Corpse road, Funeral road, Coffin line, Procession way… all served the same purpose: transporting the dead.
The video above shows boiling water, spraying over the streets of Moscow. Unlike many American homes where water is heated within the home, using boilers and such, many cities supply hot water from a central heating plant. This process of hot water distribution is called district heating.