Please ignore our other… um… crashed airliner

The cabin announces: “Ladies and gentlemen, thank you for choosing to fly with Mandarin Airlines.As we taxi out to the runway please make yourself comfortable… and for those of you sitting on the right side of the plane… pelase ignore our other… um… airliner.” On August 22, 1999, Mandarin Airlines Flight 642 from Bangkok to …

Saving space in your fridge: Square Watermelons!

For years consumers struggled to fit the large round fruit in their refrigerators.And then there was the problem of trying to cut the fruit when it kept rolling around. But 20 years ago a forward-thinking farmer on Japan’s south-western island of Shikoku solved the problem. The farmer, from Zentsuji in Kagawa prefecture, came up with …

10 Incredible Old Magazine Covers

Cosmopolitan (1942)Future President Gerald Ford, in his younger days as a male model Time (May 7 – 1945)Cover on Hitler’s death Scientific American (1906)“Panama Canal Plan approved by Pres. Roosevelt” Radio Electronics (1949)Featuring the “Radio Hat”, a two tube battery operated radio. Modern Mechanix (1936)Featuring what could be the first Jet ski Life (1959)To get …

7 Most Amazing Caves of our World

1Cave of Crystals (Mexico): world’s largest known natural crystals Known as “the Sistine Chapel of crystals,” Mexico’s Cueva de los Cristales (Cave of Crystals) contains some of the world’s largest known natural crystals—translucent beams of gypsum as long as 36 feet (11 meters). The cave is 950 feet (290 meters) underground. The Naica mining complex, …

20 Most Fascinating Prehistoric Cave Paintings

Cave Paintings are paintings on cave walls and ceilings, usually dating to prehistoric times. The earliest known European cave paintings date to 32,000 years ago. Join us to discover the top twenty most fascinating prehistoric cave paintings. 1Lascaux Cave Paintings: the prehistoric Sistine Chapel Known as “the prehistoric Sistine Chapel,” the Lascaux Caves, a cave …