Saudi Arabia camel carvings dated to prehistoric era

Archaeologists were shocked to discover that a series of camels carved into desert rock faces in north-western Saudi Arabia are actually prehistoric, dating from 7,000-8,000 years ago – before either the Pyramids of Giza or Stonehenge were built. […]

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Tunnels Dug by ancient giant sloths, A South American Megafauna

For years, scientists didn’t know what caused mysterious cave networks in South America. In 2010, they learned that the caves were actually tunnels dug by ancient giant sloths […]

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The Crystal Maiden of the Actun Tunichil Muknal Cave

Located in Belize, there is a cave where the remnants of ancient Maya human sacrifices can be witnessed. However, reaching the back of the cave system requires swimming, wading through a cave river, and crawling through narrow, uneven rocky passages in darkness. Once there, visitors can walk among the numerous corpses of sacrifice victims, including The Crystal Maiden, an 18-year-old whose skeleton has become calcified to the point of sparkling. […]

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For the First Time in 60 Years, Scientists Discover a ‘Lost’ Echidna Species

An expedition team in Indonesia discovered the elusive, egg-laying animal (Echidna) named after David Attenborough, which had not been seen since 1961. […]

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George Dantzig solved two famous “unsolved” problems in statistics mistakenly as assignment

In 1939, George Dantzig arrived late to his statistics class. On the board were two famous “unsolved” problems in statistics written as an example by his professor. Dantzig mistook the examples for homework assignments. He solved the “unsolved” problems and submitted the homework to his professor a few days later. His solutions earned him a doctorate. […]

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Xin Zhui And The Story Of The Stunningly Intact Lady Dai Mummy

A 2,000-year-old mummy of a Chinese woman, Xin Zhui, also known as “Lady Dai,” was preserved in 21 gallons of an “unknown liquid.” With her original hair, organs, eyebrows, and eyelashes intact, the mummy still has blood in her veins. Her skin and ligaments are soft and as flexible as that of a living person. […]

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How did Howard Florey discover penicillin

Penicillin was discovered by Alexander Fleming, but he never attempted to turn it into an antibiotic. It wasn’t until ten years later that Howard Florey discovered Fleming’s obscure paper and understood the mold’s potential. Up to 200 million lives may have been saved as a result of Florey’s work. […]

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The accidentally discovery of Riace bronzes

Stefano Mariottini was snorkeling off the coast of Monasterace near Riace in 1972 when he noticed a human hand sticking out of the sand and called the police, thinking it was a corpse. It was actually two statues of “Warriors from Riace” – 5th century BC Greek bronze statues. […]

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