Category - Amazing World

Ever since the fall of the infamous ‘Iron Curtain’, the Czech Republic, and in particular its capital, Prague, has become an ever more popular tourist destination for millions annually. As if its rich history, fascinating culture, and spectacular...

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Darvaza gas crater – Door to Hell

It is in the middle of Turkmenistan, alone in the centre of the Karakum Desert, an endless fire rages. At the bottom of a 70-meter-wide (230 ft) crater, surrounded by the stark expanse of barren rock and sand, flames burn in a ceaseless and hellish...

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Fire Whirls

There are some phenomena in this world that certainly don’t seem like they could be of earthly origins. Many manifestations of such natural wonder are therefore often attributed to the work of gods. For example – pillars of fire. Surely the...

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The Enigma of the Margate Shell Grotto

There exist many ancient man-made monuments and landmarks around the world that modern historians simply cannot deduce the exact purpose of: the Nazca Lines in Peru, the ruined city of Teotihuacan, and of course Stonehenge. The debates have been...

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Ilha da Queimada Grande: Snake Island

In the Atlantic Ocean, off the coast of São Paulo in Brazil, lurks a treacherous fate: Ilha da Queimada Grande, also known as ‘Snake Island’. Under a canopy of trees, on what seems to be an idyllic, green island in the tropics, lives the golden...

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The Mystery of Oak Island

With the new Tomb Raider movie starring Alicia Vikander now in cinemas, wannabe explorers around the world may find themselves lamenting that, in this day and age, all the blank spaces on the map appear to have been filled in. But, as Shakespeare...

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Moisture farms – Soon a reality?

Imagine standing in a desert and declaring that you can turn the sunlight into water. The image might seem like the claims of a fantastical prophet or magician, but as ever, science is performing its dead-ringer impersonation of magic yet again...

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Don’t be upset – it’s Holi!

Bonfires crackle, water balloons catapult from strategic hiding places and coloured powders tie-dye the world. It’s time for Holi! Despite its aesthetic recently being adopted by the Western festival scenes as a ‘trendy way to paint your...

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The Tree Climbing Goats of Morocco

In the ancient Roman calendar, March was the first month of the year. Named after Mars, the god of war – who inexplicably beat his sword into a ploughshare as the dual patron of agriculture – it was a season that represented a return to nature...

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