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Amusing Planet

The Scientists Who Starved to Death Surrounded By Food

The Scientists Who Starved to Death Surrounded By Food

The 900-day Siege of Leningrad during the Second World War was perhaps one of the most gruesome sieges in modern history. Hitler’s diabolic plan was to choke all food supply routes to the city of two
The Strange Case of Kijong-dong And Daeseong-dong

The Strange Case of Kijong-dong And Daeseong-dong

After three years of bloody conflict that saw three million people dead, the two neighboring countries, North and South Korea, entered into an armistice in 1953 agreeing to end all hostilities of the
Bedale’s House For Leeches

Bedale’s House For Leeches

On the banks of the Bedale Beck, in the small market town of Bedale in North Yorkshire, stands one of the most unusual historic buildings in the whole of UK. Between the late 18th and the early 19th
Posthumous Execution

Posthumous Execution

The execution of Oliver Cromwell, Henry Ireton and John Bradshaw in 1661, from a contemporary engraving. Oliver Cromwell, the 1st ruler of the Commonwealth of England, Scotland, and Ireland, was born
China’s Ready-Made Urban Forests

China’s Ready-Made Urban Forests

Since the past few years, the Chinese government has been planting thousands of trees in cities across the country hoping to create an urban forest that would fight pollution as well as bring shade to
The EIRE Signs of World War 2

The EIRE Signs of World War 2

The recent heat wave in the UK has revealed more than ancient henges. Over at Bray Head, on the Irish coast, a short distance away from Dublin, a wildfire stoked by the hot weather has revealed a
What Mathematics Has to Do With The Seven Bridges of Königsberg

What Mathematics Has to Do With The Seven Bridges of Königsberg

Wedged between Poland and Lithuania, along the Baltic Coast, is a piece of Russia located 200 miles away from the Russian border. The Kaliningrad oblast, an exclave of Russia, was originally a
The Grave of Florence Irene Ford

The Grave of Florence Irene Ford

The Natchez City Cemetery in Adams County, Mississippi, is home to several unusual tombstones. There is one called the “Turning Angel”, which is a statue of an angel that’s carved such a way so as to
The Underground Rivers of London

The Underground Rivers of London

Where London is situated today was once the floodplains of the river Thames, surrounded by gently rolling hills and valleys carved by the river itself and its innumerable tributaries. London
Palace of Shaki Khans

Palace of Shaki Khans

The city of Shaki in northern Azerbaijan is situated more than 300 km from Baku—too far away for most tourists to make the trip, but is home to the most valuable monument to the Shaki khanate which
Mount Sunflower: The Tallest Peak With The Easiest Climb

Mount Sunflower: The Tallest Peak With The Easiest Climb

Situated at a formidable height of 4,039 feet above sea level, the lofty summit of Mount Sunflower is the highest point in the state of Kansas, the United States. Yet, it’s barely noticeable and
The Bamboo Bridge of Kampong Cham That is Built And Dismantled Every Year

The Bamboo Bridge of Kampong Cham That is Built And Dismantled Every Year

Across the turbid waters of the Mekong River, in eastern Cambodia, runs a long rickety bamboo bridge connecting the river island of Koh Pen, that sits in the middle of Mekong, to the river’s western
Canary Girls: The World War One Women Who Turned Yellow

Canary Girls: The World War One Women Who Turned Yellow

Munition workers in a shell warehouse at National Shell Filling Factory No.6, Chilwell, Nottinghamshire in 1917. Photo credit: Imperial War Museum The role women played in the two World Wars is well
Siberia’s Cold Storage Ice Tunnels

Siberia’s Cold Storage Ice Tunnels

The Yamal Peninsula in northwest Siberia stays covered in permafrost all throughout the year, and while the winters are chilly, summers are comparatively warm, at least by Siberian standards. So when
London’s Secret Nuclear Reactor

London’s Secret Nuclear Reactor

For more than 30 years, between 1962 and 1996, a nuclear reactor sat at the heart of London tantalizingly close to a busy thoroughfare and to people’s homes and public buildings. Its existence so
The Great Texas Train Crash at Crush

The Great Texas Train Crash at Crush

Some publicity stunts can be complete train wrecks. Like that one time in 1613 when a real cannon was used to spice up the production of Shakespeare's Henry VIII causing the entire Globe Theatre to
China’s Waterfall Skyscraper

China’s Waterfall Skyscraper

In a country where new buildings rise up every single day, it’s a challenge for architects to come up with original designs that stand out among the crowd of skyscrapers choking the skyline of Chinese
Trona Pinnacles

Trona Pinnacles

This unique geological feature, called Trona Pinnacles, are located about 10 miles south of the mining community of Trona, in California’s desert. Rising out of the dried up bed of Searles Lake, the
Demonstration of a Cantilever Bridge

Demonstration of a Cantilever Bridge

A cantilever bridge is a bridge whose main elements are cantilevers—structures that are anchored at only one end while the other end floats horizontally without any support. A simple cantilever bridge
The Domes of Fabedougou

The Domes of Fabedougou

These weathered rocks in the village of Fabedougou, near Banfora, in south-western Burkina Faso resemble the sandstone towers of Bungle Bungle Range in Australia. But the Domes of Fabedougou have an