Interesting Facts of the Unknown


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'Chilly day on Loch Morlich' PIECES OF ICE

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This is the most expensive pearl in the world, priced at 137.5 million dollars. It is 5 ft. high and weights 6 ton. It was unearthed in Mongolia . The pearl was formed out of fluorite mineral, it tends to glow in the dark.

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THE WHISTLER TREE

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The world could learn a lot from you, Finland

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Man o’ War in his coffin. The most famous Thoroughbred died on November 1, 1947 at the age of 30 of an apparent heart attack. He was the first horse to be embalmed, and his casket was lined in his riding colors. Man o’ War’s funeral was broadcast internationally over the radio and over 2,000 people came to pay their final respects.

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Snow on an Anguilla beach? No, it has never snowed in Anguilla. The temperature rarely goes below 70F (21C), even on the coolest winter nights. This is "salt froth" on an Anguilla salt pond! Click on the pic for more on this interesting phenomenon. Thanks very much to Cathy Demeo who provided this photo!

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Super cool book bench in Turkey! The city of Istanbul is promoting reading with book benches. Benches that look like an open book have been placed around the city and on each bench which carry poems from 18 famous Turkish poets.

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The moving boulders of Death Valley have always been a mystery. These 200 pound rocks are always seen with trail marks. No one knows for sure exactly how these rocks move - although a few people have come up with some pretty good explanations. The reason why their movement remains a mystery: No one has ever seen them in motion!

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In a tiny corner of western Poland a forest of about 400 pine trees grow with a 90 degree bend at the base of their trunks - all bent northward. Surrounded by a larger forest of straight growing pine trees this collection of curved trees, or "Crooked Forest," is a mystery. >> Amazing!

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Icelandic Powerlines

exPress-o: Iceland - Land Of Giants

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HandFish, a cousin to the angler fish. Brachionichthys politus from Tasmania. They 'walk' rather than swim, using their modified pectoral fins to move about on the sea floor.

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A Baby octopus hatching

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These abandoned cars (in the Ardennes Forest) once belonged to American service men. After the war, they were responsible for shipping their vehicles back. Many of them could not afford to do this, so the cars were brought to a clearing in the forest, parked and left there.

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Pinstrosity -- A blog where people submit Pinterest projects that didn't turn out as planned.

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This tiny gem-like object is an actual living creature called a Blue Dragon Nudibranch, a kind of sea slug. Kinda looks like a blue Hungarian horntail.

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purple seating-Laccaria amethystina

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Dragon Tree... by Jeremy Cram, via 500px

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What are the scariest airports in the US? - Overhead Bin

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Rhizostoma pulmo, also known as the barrell jellyfish.

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Wonderful Helioceras heteromorph ammonite

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Lovingly preserved, a hunting dog whose bandages fell off long ago likely belonged to a pharaoh. When it died, it was interred in a specially prepared tomb in the Valley of the Kings. From the Egyptian Museum.

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A city of limestone towers rises in western Madagascar. By Stephen Alvarez. (click for high-res)

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