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Worst Vacation Ever? Man Trapped on Island for Two Weeks by Crocodile

Every time he tried to paddle off, the crocodile came really close to his boat and he had to turn back


These People Are Living in a Tiny Apartment in the Middle of a Museum

These designs for tiny apartment-living are being put to the test

Area 51, as seen on Google Maps

Area 51 is, Officially, a Real Place

Area 51 now officially exists, newly declassified documents say


These Carvings Are the Oldest Rock Art in America, by Thousands of Years

Native Americans created the carvings, which depict nature and geometrical motifs, though researchers still puzzle over their exact purpose and meaning


How Big of a Spot Can You Claim on the Beach?

Additionally, men take up more space than women, and larger groups of people tend to take up less space per person by crowding together


See the Greatest Architecture in 36 Different European Cities in This One, Gorgeous Time-Lapse

Dozens of pieces of premiere European architecture are showcased in this three-and-a-half minute video


In China, Airport Sniffer Dogs Hunt Down Illegal Wildlife Products

But even if the dogs do sniff out tiger and rhino parts, a system needs to be in place for fully prosecuting the criminals behind those goods

Mexico City And Washington, D.C., Are About Equally Safe

Mexico has its share of dangerous spots. But some parts of Mexico are just as unsafe as some parts of the United States, and some parts are safer

Warlpiri youth in Australia’s Northern Territory

A New Language Is Being Born in This Remote Australian Village

A unique language is being born in northern Australia

Unless You Like Toxic Chemicals, Skip This Chinese Delicacy

Thirty Chinese preserved egg companies are being shut down for using toxic chemicals to expedite the egg-festering process

A massive inflatable rubber duck floats in Hong Kong’s Victoria Harbor, adding a flash of bright yellow to the cityscape.

Hong Kong Fell in Love With This Larger-Than-Life Rubber Duck

The popular 46-foot-tall inflatable art installation returns to Victoria Harbor

China Is Opening Around 100 Museums Every Year

Since 2008, the Chinese have allocated something like $800 million to building new museums, and the country now has over 3,000 of them


From Wyoming to Mexico, A Beautiful Time-Lapse Trip Down the Colorado River

A time lapsed kayak trip down the Colorado River


Touch a Manatee, Spend Six Months in Jail

After posting photos on Facebook of himself and his two young daughters playing with a baby manatee, a Florida man was arrested by the wildlife authorities

Grand Central Terminal Turns 100

The iconic New York building, which celebrates its 100th birthday this weekend, has a storied past

Hunt for African Wildlife From Your Computer

A new citizen science project lets you in to the beautiful world of Serengeti National Park

Green Boots on Mount Everest

There Are Over 200 Bodies on Mount Everest, And They’re Used as Landmarks

The mountain offers seemingly endless options for kicking the bucket, from falling into the abyss to suffocating from lack of oxygen

A Bristlecone pine tree.

How One Man Accidentally Killed the Oldest Tree Ever

In 1964, Donal Rusk Currey killed the oldest tree ever. It was a Bristlecone pine, and here's why they live so long

The temple at the Met, in New York City.

Four Places to Worship Isis That Aren’t In Egypt

Artist's rendition of the Burning of Washington

Today We Celebrate the Time Canada Burned Down the White House

Two hundred years ago today, a 36-year old America declared war, for the second time, against Great Britain

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