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White Death: the Sniper Who Killed 700 Soviets in 100 Days
During the 1939–1940 Winter War, in temperatures as low as –40 °C, this Finnish sniper went on a killing spree, single-handedly claiming the lives of at least 700 men.
How Deforestation Caused Easter Island's Society to Collapse
Easter Island is a prime example of what can happen when resources are overused. The loss of trees had a devastating impact on the island’s birds – and its people.
Kotekas: Penis Sheaths Worn by the Tribes of New Guinea
The incredible tradition of penis sheaths as an everyday custom among tribal groups.
The Fascinating Life of Japan's Nine-Fingered Geisha
From lowly beginnings as an illegitimate child sold into her profession, via many love affairs and much heartache, the geisha Teruha rose to be head priest of a temple.
Hawaii’s Beautiful Yet Strangely Coloured Beaches
Image via jaqwencoast Black, green, yellow, red – not the colours of a traffic signal but the amazing variety of Hawaiian beaches. Yes, in certain areas of the islands, you will find
7 Lost Cities of India
The legacies of India’s 7 Lost Cities live on in majestic temples preserved as World Heritage Sites or transformed into museums and galleries.
20 Masterpieces of Green Graffiti
Find out about masterpieces crafted in moss and grass and how to make it yourself.
10 Largest Canyons on Earth
These canyons are arguably the ten largest on Earth, but there is so much more to them than their measurements alone.
5 Most Dangerous Countries on Earth
There are some places on Earth we all would love to visit someday, but here are five nations you never want to visit!