Posts Tagged ‘Fascinating’

Great Locomotive Chase

{ Article added: 09/06/2009 }
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Categories : Civil War
The Great Locomotive Chase is the name given to a raid conducted by the Union Army (and led by two civilians) that took place on April 12, 1862. The purpose of the raid was to do as much damage ...Read More »

Uncontacted peoples

{ Article added: 07/25/2009 }
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Categories : People
Uncontacted peoples, or perhaps more accurately referred to as isolated peoples, either exist now or have existed at some point in the past without significant contact from the civilized population. These groups have been isolated, whether by their own ...Read More »

Taman Shud Case

{ Article added: 07/18/2009 }
On December 1, 1948, an unidentified man was found dead on a beach in Australia. The case became known as the "Mystery of the Somerton Man", as the man who was found that day on Somerton Beach was never ...Read More »

Operation Mincemeat

{ Article added: 06/09/2009 }
Operation Mincemeat was a deception project undertaken by the British in World War II to fool the Germans into anticipating an invasion in an area other than the true target. The operation used a corpse -- disguised as a ...Read More »

Action Park

{ Article added: 06/03/2009 }
Action Park, also referred to as "Death Park", was located in New Jersey and was one of the first water parks in the United States. It was known for its dangerous attractions, poor safety record, and largely ignored safety ...Read More »

Burj Dubai

{ Article added: 05/24/2009 }
The Burj Dubai is a skyscraper currently under construction in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, and although the building is not yet finished and open, it is the tallest structure in the world. It stands 2,684 feet (818 meters) and ...Read More »

Jim Corbett

{ Article added: 05/10/2009 }
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Categories : Animals, People
Jim Corbett was a famed big game hunter who tracked and killed at least a dozen man-eating tigers and leopards in India in the early 20th century. He hunted alone and on foot, and preferred to stalk his prey ...Read More »