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The Ships Buried Under San Francisco’s Streets

The Ships Buried Under San Francisco’s Streets

Interesting News Beneath the streets of San Francisco’s financial district lie the remains of dozens of sailing ships that once brought people to San Francisco during the gold rush of the mid-19th century. These ships were beached near what was then a small Mexican village called Yerba Buena. In those early days, the waters of […]

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Fermont’s Inhabitable Wind Break

Interesting News The town of Fermont, situated near the Quebec-Labrador border, is a Canadian mining town. It was founded in the early 1970s by the Québec Cartier Mining Company to exploit the vast deposits of iron ore on Mont Wright, located about 25 kilometers to the west from the town site. It is the only […]

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This Wooden Barrel Was The World’s First Military Submarine

Interesting News The possibilities of a submersible boat that could cruise below the water’s surface undetected and ambush enemy ships has fascinated military leaders of the world since antiquity. Legend has it that Alexander the Great himself had got into a primitive form of submersible to conduct underwater reconnaissance. One of the first concepts for […]

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The Sidoarjo Mud Flow Disaster

Interesting News In the densely populated Sidoarjo area in East Java, Indonesia, there is a huge expanse of mud, that is the result of a mud volcano that has been spewing since May 2006. The disaster, known as the Lusi mudflow — a contraction of Lumpur Sidoarjo where lumpur is the Indonesian word for mud […]

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Tipu Sultan’s Mechanical Tiger

Interesting News The sun is the hottest when the clock strikes one in the small town of Seringapatam, not far from the city of Mysore, in present day Karnataka, a state in India. Colonel Arthur Wellesley, who was leading two army units of the British East India Company, knew that the defenders of the fortress […]

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Adnan Sami Enthralis fans in Kashmir

Bollywood singer Adnan Sami enthralled fans at a concert here this evening on the banks of Dal lake AT SKICC lawns, to help the tourism sector which has seen a huge slump during past two years, reports Mumbai Mirror. The Pakistani-origin artist who is now Indian citizen confessed that he was blown away by the […]

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Belarussian student becomes first-ever Miss Wheelchair World

A psychology student from Belarus, Aleksandra Chichikova, was chosen Miss Wheelchair World in the first-ever edition of the beauty pageant held in Warsaw on Saturday, reports BSS. “Fight your anxiety and your fears,” the 23-year-old Chichikova said at a gala evening after the contestants had presented themselves in national costumes and evening dresses in elaborated […]

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The making of Hong Kong’s famous ‘fire dragon’

Thousands of festival-goers packed a historic neighbourhood of Hong Kong to watch a “fire dragon” lit with incense sticks dance through the streets in a century-old ritual, reports BSS. The 67-metre (220-foot) long dragon snakes around the network of narrow paths in the village of Tai Hang each year to the sound of roaring drums, […]

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Wins Emmy for best comedy series

LOS ANGELES,  – “Veep,” the satire of a hapless but charming woman who becomes the first female president of the United States, on Sunday won the Emmy for best comedy series, reports BSS. The television prize comes days after HBO said that “Veep” would end next year. Julia Louis-Dreyfus, who plays the central character of […]

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Angelina Jolie weirded her kids out by trying the Maleficent voice on them

Angelina Jolie, who will reprise her role for an upcoming sequel to the Disney villain origin story Maleficent, recently revealed she was initially intimidated by the thought of playing Sleeping Beauty’s nemesis, reports Hindustan Times. Angelina Jolie, who will reprise her role for an upcoming sequel to the Disney villain origin story Maleficent, recently revealed […]

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