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The Crazy Stories Behind 10 Legendary Spite Houses

A spite house is a building constructed—or sometimes substantially modified—by an aggrieved person who is ticked off at their neighbors for some reason, either real or imagined. Spite houses are pretty much exactly what they sound like in that term: buildings built out of spite! They are often not meant to be lived in or
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10 Puzzling Disappearances at Zion National Park

Nestled in southwestern Utah, Zion National Park is a remarkable natural marvel with a rich history. Once known as Mukuntuweap by indigenous peoples, the area was renamed Zion by Mormon pioneers in the late 1800s, signifying its dual role as a sanctuary and refuge. Designated as Mukuntuweap National Monument in 1909 by President Taft, this
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The Enduring Mystery of How Water Freezes

The colder that water gets, the smaller this energy barrier gets. This makes it easier for random molecular motions to push a tiny embryonic ice structure over the critical size threshold. Ice forms and grows, and the lower-energy crystal structure stays stable. Boosting Nucleation Surfaces and impurities can dramatically lower the energy barrier for nucleation
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Top 10 Cool Facts about 7-Eleven

With summer just around the corner, everyone should be preparing for ice-cold Big Gulps and refreshing Slurpees—and don’t forget to grab your free one on July 11th! 7-Eleven has become an icon of America, the neon sign comforting glow to remind you that no matter what time it is, you can grab some potato chips
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10 Merciless Monarch Murders You May Not Know About

Throughout history, being a monarch has never just entailed enjoying the fruits of being at the very pinnacle of the social order. For kings and queens, there’s always been the danger of a jealous usurper lurking in the shadows and being prepared to take deadly action to grab power. So it’s little wonder that many
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Discover Busan’s first Michelin-starred restaurants

South Korea’s most popular seaside city, Busan, is beginning to gain recognition as a culinary hotspot. This beachside metropolis of 3.5 million people is renowned nationwide for its fresh seafood and signature pork soup, dwaeji gukbap, but now, a new generation of restaurateurs are determined to put Busan on the map as a world-class fine-dining
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These are Barcelona’s best bars for cocktail hour

This article was produced by National Geographic Traveller (UK).Along the Passeig de Gràcia the tour groups flow, guidebooks in hand, smartphone cameras poised. The masters of modernista architecture crafted some of their greatest works on this elegant, tree-lined thoroughfare, which a century and a half ago led Barcelona from its congested medieval core into a
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Solar storm slams Mars in eerie new NASA footage

The specks in the sequence of images in this video were caused by charged particles from a solar storm hitting one of the navigation cameras aboard NASA's Curiosity Mars rover. The mission uses the rover's navigation cameras to try capturing images of dust devils and wind gusts, like the gust seen here. (Image credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech)
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SpaceX Work on New Heat Shield

Home » Space » SpaceX Work on New Heat Shield SpaceX is upgrading Starship’s heat shield with new tiles that are twice as strong as the previous version used during the flight 4 test. SpaceX is adingd an ablative secondary structure behind the tiles to provide an extra layer of protection in case a tile
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NASA’s Wallops Flight Facility to Launch Student Experiments

Update June 20, 2024: A Terrier-Improved Orion sounding rocket carrying student experiments for the RockOn mission successfully launched from NASA’s Wallops Flight Facility Thursday, June 20 at 5:30 a.m. EDT. The rocket reached an altitude of 114 km (70 miles). The payload was successfully recovered, and the experiments will be returned to the student teams
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