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Off the shore of Brazil, almost 93 miles away from São Paulo downtown, is Ilha de Queimada Grande, also known as “Snake Island.” The Ilha de Queimada Grande island is untouched by human developers, and for very good reason. Researchers estimate that on the island live between one and five snakes per square meter. The snakes live on...

Following the failure of a French construction team in the 1880s, the United States commenced building a canal across a 50-mile stretch of the Panama isthmus in 1904. The project was helped by the elimination of disease-carrying mosquitoes, while chief engineer John Stevens devised innovative techniques and spurred the crucial redesign from a sea-level to a...

We cannot imagine our lives without any kind of movement. Similarly, as we move from one place to another, either the inanimate objects are forced to move or they have some inbuilt machine. Wheels are the most ancient discovery for humankind. The wheel on a kid's car, the different sizes, and shapes that we can see around...

The Berlin flak towers were the first of several anti-aircraft gun towers ordered to be built by Adolf Hitler. When the British Royal Air Force bombers raided Berlin, Germany on 25 Aug 1940, which caused much embarrassment to the German leadership. One of them was the Berlin Zoo Flak Tower Professor Friedrich Tamms, the chief architect, submitted the final...

The fort of the Palamidi, in the Town of Nafplio which has been preserved in excellent condition, is one of the greatest achievements of Venetian fortification architecture. The hill of Palamidi, which takes its name from the Homeric hero Palamidis, does not seem to have been systematically fortified until the second Venetian occupation. The construction of the...

For centuries, historians and archaeologists have puzzled over the many mysteries of Stonehenge, the prehistoric monument that took Neolithic builders an estimated 1,500 years to erect. Located in southern England, it is comprised of roughly 100 massive upright stones placed in a circular layout. Whi1e many modern scholars now agree that Stonehenge was once a burial...

The oldest computer in the world which continues to fascinate the scientists. Greece has been named the cradle of the western civilization. Various significant discoveries throughout the past centuries have confirmed this fact. A great discovery in 1901, near the island of Antikythera, brought to light a bunch of attractive artefacts. Among the archaeological objects of different...

Jagdtiger’s (Hunting Tiger) development started in February of 1943 and on October 20th of 1943, wooden mock-up was presented to Adolf Hitler. Jagdtiger’s role was to support infantry and combat armored vehicles at long ranges. Two prototypes, one with Porsche suspension (made up of 8 roadwheels) and one with Henschel suspension (made up of 9 roadwheels) were...

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