Pablo Escobar’s Narco Hippos

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Hippos are known to live in Africa, but there’s a thriving wild population six and a half thousand miles away in Colombia; a place that they would never be if it wasn’t for one thing…cocaine. Continue reading “Pablo Escobar’s Narco Hippos”

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Pablo Escobar’s Narco Hippos

The Man Who Squeezes Muscles: Searching for Purple Aki

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Across Merseyside, there is a name which has been whispered for decades – ‘Purple Aki’. Benjamin Zand goes in search of the truth behind one of the UK’s strangest stories. Continue reading “The Man Who Squeezes Muscles: Searching for Purple Aki”

The Man Who Squeezes Muscles: Searching for Purple Aki

Secret Texts Hidden on Historic Artifacts

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Could the pierced ears of King Tut’s ancient mask be linked to a secret inscription hidden underneath? Continue reading “Secret Texts Hidden on Historic Artifacts”

Secret Texts Hidden on Historic Artifacts

The Haunted Quarters Of The Dauphine Orleans Hotel

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What spirits lurk in this infamous New Orleans hotel? Continue reading “The Haunted Quarters Of The Dauphine Orleans Hotel”

The Haunted Quarters Of The Dauphine Orleans Hotel

The world’s most mysterious book

The worlds most mysterious book

Deep inside Yale’s Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library lies a 240 page tome. Recently carbon dated to around 1420, its pages feature looping handwriting and hand drawn images seemingly stolen from a dream. It is called the Voynich manuscript, and it’s one of history’s biggest unsolved mysteries. The reason why? No one can figure out what it says. Continue reading “The world’s most mysterious book”

The world’s most mysterious book

Check your intuition: The birthday problem

Check your intuition- The birthday problem

Imagine a group of people. How big do you think the group would have to be before there’s more than a 50% chance that two people in the group have the same birthday? The answer is … probably lower than you think. David Knuffke explains how the birthday problem exposes our often-poor intuition when it comes to probability. Continue reading “Check your intuition: The birthday problem”

Check your intuition: The birthday problem

How Marilyn Monroe Inspired the Creation of ‘Twin Peaks’

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Let’s consider the similarities between the “Twin Peaks” character Laura Palmer and Marilyn Monroe: They’re both iconic blondes with sunny exteriors that mask inner struggles, and both met an untimely, tragic death that caused major ripple effects. Coincidence? Not quite. Continue reading “How Marilyn Monroe Inspired the Creation of ‘Twin Peaks’”

How Marilyn Monroe Inspired the Creation of ‘Twin Peaks’