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The World’s Most Dangerous Island Snake Island formally known as Ilha da Queimada Grande sits off the coast of Brazil. The island is small in size, just 110 acres, and has many different types of terrain, ranging from bare rock to rainforest. The snakes became trapped on the island when rising sea…
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The Lighthouse at Flannan Isles Flannan Isles Lighthouse is a 75-foot lighthouse between 1895 and 1899, near the highest point on Eilean Mòr, one of the Flannan Isles in the Outer Hebrides off the west coast of Scotland. The purpose of this construction was to warn ships of the treacherous rocks. Th...
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Aogashima Aogashima is a volcanic Japanese island in the Philippine Sea, located 222 mi south of Tokyo. The island’s area is 3.38 sq mi and, as of 2014, its population is 170. Still Active! The volcano is still considered a Class-C active volcano by the Japan Meteorological Agency. The history of h...
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Fighting WW2 for 34 Years For most of the world, World War 2 ended in 1945. But for Hirō Onoda it didn’t end until 1974. Onoda was born on March 19, 1922, in Kamekawa Village, Kaisō District, Wakayama Prefecture, Japan. When he was 18, he was enlisted in the Imperial Japanese Army Infantry. His Miss...
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Cat Island also known as Tashirojima is a small island in Ishinomaki, Miyagi, Japan. The island contains two villages. The number of people living on the island has fallen from over 1000 to just under 100 in the last 50 years. However, for every person on the island, there are at least 6 cats. In Ja...
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Svalbard Global Seed Vault The Svalbard Global Seed Vault is a secure seed bank on the Norwegian island of Spitsbergen near Longyearbyen in the remote Arctic Svalbard archipelago, about 810 miles from the North Pole. The seed vault is an attempt to insure against the loss of seeds in other geneba...
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Just Before it all went wrong It was Saturday in Pripyat, in the Soviet Union. The next weekend would be the annual May Day celebrations, the new amusement park would open with it big Ferris wheel that towered over this 16-year-old city of 49,360 people built to house the workers of the Chernobyl nu...
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Building the White House Construction of the White House began with the laying of the cornerstone on October 13, 1792. Over the next century-and-a-half, it would face wartime destruction in the form of the British burning it during the war of 1812 and constant re-building. The wear and tear of it al...
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The World’s Most Dangerous Island Snake Island formally known as Ilha da Queimada Grande sits off the coast of Brazil. The island is small in size, just 110 acres, and has many different types of terrain, ranging from bare rock to rainforest. The snakes became trapped on the island when rising sea…
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immortalized in the musical Hamilton in a song which bears her name, was the daughter of Arron Burr, the former vice president. Her father had just gone through a trial for treason when the War of 1812 had broken out in June between the United States and Great Britain.
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