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Where the Monsters Roam

Where the Monsters Roam Architect Pirro Ligorio competed the Cathedral of Saint Peter in Rome after the death of Michelangelo.  Pirro was an amazing architect but he created a place so unusual, it was strange for back then in the Renissance and even more strange now.  The park is called the park of wonders and is a mix between reality and mythology.  The park is in Bomarzo, Lazio, Italy.   The Park of Monsters Pirro created a park that has strange mythological creatures sculpted into the surroundings.  The park celebrates mythology and the struggle between good and evil.  Some of the sculptures in the park include Hercules in battle, Jupiter, dragon, pegasus, cerberes and various monsters.  The park opened in 1552....

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Relativity

Let's Talk Time Time is a standard unit, like a pound or millimeter, it can be measured.  Pounds by weight, millimeters by distance and time is measured in seconds, minutes, hours, days, weeks, months and years.  The point is that time has standard units.  The thing is we feel time.  Our brains might know it is a standard unit, but time feels slow or time can feel fleeting.  The think is our brain tricks us.  It make fun go by fast and the boring times go by slow. Visual Aid Art can be seen as the ultimate magic trick.  Artist take things like paper and canvas and make them tell a story.  They give us reasons to believe, reasons to...

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The Oh So Mysterious Coral Castle

The Coral Castle The castle is not made of coral, it is Limestone.  They are right, Coral Castle sounds a lot cooler than the limestone castle.  Coral Castle is rumored to be a mysterious place, where one man created a castle out of giant blocks of limestone.  These giant blocks weigh tons.  The blocks where moved my a man that was 5 ft tall and weighed 100 pounds.         Ed Leedskalin Ed was born in Latvia in 1887.  He was engaged to a 16 year-old who didn't really want to marry him, because he was 10 years older and she felt he was too old for her.  He became so depressed he left Latvia and wondered around...

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The Glacier that is Hemorrhaging Blood

The Bloody Glacier Taylor Glacier in Memurdo Dry Valley, which is located in Antarctica is bleeding everywhere.  The "blood" stains a large portion of the ice.  Well at least it looks like blood.  The water is not blood, but dark reddish brown water.  It might not be a Biblical event, but the story behind the blood is just as interesting. One in a Million?  Dry Two Million The red water has been trapped under the Taylor Glacier for over two million years.  The water is iron-rich and salty and it has been trapped under 1,300 feet of ice.  What is in the water?  Microorganisms.  These microorganisms have been trapped fro two million years in an oxygen deprived location.  Scientist have been...

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Every Lost Treasure in the World can be Found in Oak Island

No, Probably Not Over the years Oak Island has kind of become an legend and it really feels like every treasure in the world is buried there.  Alas this is not true, let's get into the mystery of Oak Island.  Oak Island, which is privately owned, has a deep pit which is nicknamed the money pit.  The truth is, who knows what is down there. Where Did it Begin? The story goes that back in 1795 three guys found a circular opening in the ground with a pulley near by.  These guys though hey, someone probably buried something really cool down there.  Yup, that's it.  All the speculation came from three guys wandering around an island.  They grabbed some shovels and...

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