The Stories Behind These Abandoned Islands Will Freak You Out

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Today, almost 40 years later, the city has reopened to tourists interested in exploring the ruins of the once bustling metropolis.


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The More You Know

  • The chance of a coin landing heads-up is not 50-50
  • The largest volcano in the solar system is three times taller than Mount Everest.
  • A U.S. park ranger named Roy C. Sullivan held the record for being struck by lightning the most times, having been struck — and surviving — seven times between 1942 and 1977.
  • Parts of the Great Wall of China were made with sticky rice.
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