The Winchester Mystery House, San Jose
Tuesday, September 1, 2015 - 15:29

The Winchester Mystery House is an unusual 19th-century mansion in San Jose, California, which contains numerous oddities including doors leading nowhere, 2-inch-high steps, windows overlooking other rooms, and an obsession with the number 13. The peculiar residence was once home to Sarah Winchester, the widow and heir to the Winchester rifle fortune.

Engraving of Hendrik Hondius portraying three women affected by the ‘dancing plague.’ Work based on original drawing by Peter Brueghel, who supposedly witnessed an outbreak in 1564 in Flanders.
Tuesday, September 1, 2015 - 03:59

Mass hysteria is a term used to describe the situation in which physical or psychological symptoms appear en masse, spreading rapidly throughout communities, and occasionally across whole cities and countries.  During an outbreak, afflicted individuals may experience uncontrollable laughter, fainting, fits, dizziness, muscle weakness ...

Painting of the "Flying Cloud" off the Isle of Wight, England.
Tuesday, September 1, 2015 - 01:10

The Cattewater Wreck lies in mud on the seabed at Cattewater Close near the entrance to Sutton Harbor in Plymouth Sound. The ship sank in the early 16th century and its remains became the first protected wreck following an underwater investigation in 1973.

This relief shows Badi-Bastet holding lotuses.
Monday, August 31, 2015 - 21:52

The discovery of an ancient tomb belonging to a vizier (high official) in the Upper Valley outside Luxor, Egypt, points to a curious practice among ancient Egyptians: reuse of burial goods and coffins in subsequent burials and even recycling of tombs.

Mile long band of mysterious and unexplained holes in Pisco Valley – Peru.
Monday, August 31, 2015 - 14:52

No really serious attention has been paid by scientists to resolve the mystery of nearly 7000 'pits' that snake their way for almost one mile across the rugged Cajamarquilla Plain bordering the Pisco Valley of Peru, South America.

A diver exploring the newly-discovered Greek city in the Aegean Sea
Monday, August 31, 2015 - 04:01

The Hellenic Ministry of Culture, Education and Religious Affairs has announced that remnants of a massive Bronze Age city have been discovered submerged in the Aegean Sea.

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The Winchester Mystery House, San Jose
The Winchester Mystery House is an unusual 19th-century mansion in San Jose, California, which contains numerous oddities including doors leading nowhere, 2-inch-high steps, windows overlooking other rooms, and an obsession with the number 13. The peculiar residence was once home to Sarah Winchester, the widow and heir to the Winchester rifle fortune.

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