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Colina Gravitacional (Gravity Hill) in León, Mexico

In the middle of a suburb in Leon, Mexico, there is a hill that defies the law of gravity. Or so it seems. The phenomenon works like this: When drivers put their cars into neutral on Cima del Sol Street, rather than rolling downwards like one might expect the vehicle will creep uphill. Show More Summary

Fireplaces of Tattershall Castle in Tattershall, England

There is a medieval castle in Lincolnshire that rises five stories above the countryside, with stunning tapestries and grand fireplaces inside intricate brick walls. What many don't know is that those fireplaces and tapestries tell an...Show More Summary

5 New Hotels That Feel Like Home: Hot List 2017

A 4:1 staff-to-guest ratio will make you feel you’ve escaped everyday life, but an intimate sit by the fire and help yourself to a drink hotel can be just as transportive. And it's a feeling you can find most anywhere—that is, if you know where to look. Show More Summary

Practicing Looking for Life on Mars in Chile's Atacama Desert

A team of scientists from NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory has been in Chile's Atacama Desert to test a new computer—in part because the region is so arid and lifeless that it makes an able stand-in for Mars. Sending robotic probes to...Show More Summary

Amtrak speeding up repairs at NYC's Penn Station

Initiative will address infrastructure problems, security concerns and management of the passenger experience.        

The power of magic: USH attendance up 60% after Potter

By Robert Niles: First-quarter attendance at Universal Studios Hollywood jumped 60 percent this year, following last year's opening of The Wizarding World of Harry Potter, the park's corporate bosses reported today. Comcast Chief Executive Officer Brian Roberts reported the attendance gain to Wall Street analysts in a conference call this morning. Show More Summary

Scientists Solve Mystery Behind Antarctica's Blood Falls

The case of the flowing red waterfall has finally been solved, more than a century after it was discovered.

Cottingley Beck in Bingley, England

There are fairies in the stream that runs through the village of Cottingley in West Yorkshire. It’s true; there are pictures to prove it. The now-famous Cottingley Fairies refers to five photographs taken by two schoolgirls between 1917 and 1920 near Cottingley Beck, a narrow stream. Show More Summary

Secrets of the Swazzle

Long before there were Muppets or Triumph the Insult Comic Dog, there was Punch and Judy. The traditional puppet show has been around since at least the 17th century, and even today, specialist puppeteers known as “professors” keep it alive. Show More Summary

Johnny Depp pulls a shift at Disneyland's Pirates of the Caribbean

By Robert Niles: Many theme park fans love to debate which Disney theme park resort is better: Walt Disney World or Disneyland? With several attractions essentially duplicated on each coast, fans can concoct point-by-point comparisons to argue which version of those riders is superior. Show More Summary

How FDR Used Famous Immigrants to Extoll America’s Greatness

On May 4, 1940, the U.S. Immigration and Naturalization Service (INS) launched a radio show called I’m an American. On each episode of this short-lived and long-forgotten program, an INS employee interviewed a “distinguished naturalized...Show More Summary

Lee Harvey Oswald's Apartment in Minsk in Minsk, Belarus

The assassination of John F. Kennedy might never have occurred if it wasn't for the dull nightlife of Minsk in the 1960s. Lee Harvey Oswald, the assassin accused of shooting President John F. Kennedy, defected to the USSR in the early '60s, after he was discharged from the U.S. Show More Summary

The Nazi Board Games of World War II

During World War II, the Nazis fueled children’s enthusiasm for both their war effort and genocide partly by stocking toy stores with cheerful-looking but insidious board games. As budding potential members of the Hitler Youth rolled...Show More Summary

United Airlines changes its policy on bumping passengers

2 days agoLifestyle / Travel : Gulliver

UNITED AIRLINES is making amends. After an unconscionable incident earlier this month, in which a passenger who refused to be bumped from a flight was forcibly dragged off the plane, on 27th April the airline announced 10 policy changes aimed at preventing such indignities in the future.

Found: An Unusually Beautiful Bathroom Hidden Beneath a Factory Floor

Stoke-on-Trent, the “World Capital of Ceramics,” became famous for its industrial-scale pottery operations all the way back in the 17th century. This is where famous brands like Spode and Wedgwood were founded: the clay in this areaShow More Summary

5 unique hotels in East Coast Australia

As the world?s sixth largest country, Australia?s size means you can spend years exploring and still not scratch the surface of what it has to offer. Most visitors tend to stick to the ever-popular East Coast, which stretches from Cairns at the top to Melbourne at the bottom. Show More Summary

The World’s First Nobu Ryokan Debuts in Malibu This Week

The Southern California coast gets a taste of Japanese-style hospitality.

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