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Only in San Benito, California can benitoite be found in gemstone quality.

  Benitoite is a rare mineral which has also been called the blue diamond. While it can be found in various sites, only in San Benito, California can it be found in gemstone quality and in large amounts. Sometimes, the gem appears in a 6-pointed form like the star of David.   Previous articleWho Did …

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Link #144: Britain Was Once a Peninsula

  We explained in our last post that the first documented contact between the Hawaiian Islands and Europeans was through James Cook. Cook, at the time, decided to name the islands Sandwich Islands because his expedition was funded by the 4th Earl of Sandwich, John Montagu. This was made possible because of Britain’s naval prowess. …

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Link #143: The First Name Of Hawaii Was Sandwich Islands!

  There are many characteristics and traits that Hawaiian Islands are associated with in people’s minds. One of these is the close relationship of Hawaiian Islands with volcanoes. The Hawaiian Islands were formed due to volcanic eruptions and, as we explained in our last post, one volcano on the islands has been erupting for more …

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Link #132: A Ghost Town in Cyprus Was Once a Great Resort Town of Europe

  In our last article, we spoke about the psychological warfare conducted by the US military against Vietcong soldiers during the Vietnam War. They used recordings of Vietnamese people acting as dead Vietcong soldiers and family members to freak out their enemies. The objective was to scare the Vietcong soldiers so much that they quit …

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Link #115: There’s a Mountainside in Hawaii That Is Called the Wall of Tears!

  The Great Wall of China may be the most well-known wall on Earth but that doesn’t mean that there aren’t other equally mind-blowing structures worth a visit. The main reason why the Great Wall of China is so famous is that people believe it’s visible from space. However, we burst that little bubble in …

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Link #114: Is the Great Wall of China Really Visible From Space?

  One of the oldest civilisations in human history is the Chinese civilisation. In all the years of their existence, the Chinese managed some great feats. In our last post, we spoke about one of their great feats, namely the Forbidden City. However, the Forbidden City isn’t even the most well-known achievement of the ancient …

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Link #113: China’s Forbidden City Is Actually One Huge Palace with 8,700 Rooms!

  In the last post, we spoke about how the quietest room in the world is quiet enough for you to hear your own organs working. We see this room as special because it has this unique quality. However, in the ancient world, scale was considered to be far more important in judging how grand …

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Link #101: Reelfoot Lake Was Formed by an Earthquake!

  Most people think that land doesn’t move. However, land does move on various levels. First, the whole planet is revolving around the Sun. Second, the planet is always rotating on its axis. And third, even the continents are not stationary because they rest on tectonic plates that are always moving against or away from …

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Link #100: The 2011 Pacific Earthquake Moved Japan 8 Feet to the East!

  Japan is historically connected to earthquakes. The reason for this is that Japan is located in a region that is specifically prone to earthquakes. In our last post, we spoke about how more than 11,500 buildings in Niigata got destroyed or damaged because of an earthquake that struck off the north western shore of …

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