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20 Good News Stories You Didn't Know About
 
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There is some incredible news happening in the world if you know where to look! Give us a Like and Subscribe: https://goo.gl/RgDszL to see more Interesting Sh*t. These stories were inspired by Col. Chris Hadfield's posts on Twitter and Facebook. Scroll 👇🏽 to see the Good News but you know you really want to hit Play 📺 up there ☝🏽 Read it: http://www.interestingshit.com/nature/good-news-stories/ Follow Us On Facebook: http://bit.ly/interestingsh-facebook The 20 Good News New Stories from 2016 You Probably Didn't Know... 1. Say Goodbye to 40% of ocean plastics 2. The giant panda is no longer an endangered species. 3. China announced plans to end the ivory trade 4. The US veteran homeless rate declined by 47% in the last 7 years 5. The ALS Ice Bucket Challenge funded a medical breakthrough 6. China put a ban on certain coal mines 7. The manatee is longer on the endangered species list 8. The Colombian Government and FARC rebels signed a peace agreement 9. NASA Drone Juno flew 800 million miles 10. Canada protected 85% of the world’s largest coastal temperate rainforest 11. Measles has been eradicated from the Americas 12. Malawi saw its HIV rate drop by 67% 13. 20 countries created protected marine parks 14. Israel produces 55% of fresh water from the sea 15. Scientists developed an Ebola vaccine with a 100 percent success rate 16. World hunger hit a 25-year low 17. Tiger populations are coming back again after 100 years 18. Einstein’s theory of gravitational waves has been proven correct 19. Costa Rica’s electrical grid can run on renewable energy 20. India planted 50 M trees in 24 hours What is Interesting Sh!t? We are committed to telling the world’s greatest stories about history, geography and world culture. We are a group of insanely curious individuals who are inspired by the beautiful world that we live in. The digital world has not been able to digitize all things, and so much of the stories we aim to tell are the ones that are not well known today. The stories we tell blow our minds, and we hope that will blow your mind too. Subscribe to our newsletter so you can receive these stories regularly. Interesting Shit is an Educational Media Company with the aim of producing snack-able handmade content, and massively distributing this content on the most popular social platforms. Our aim is to connect curious readers with the world’s greatest stories and to build a community around history, geography and world culture.
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Seneca Village: The African-American Community that Died so Central Park Could Live
 
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It was a growing community with schools & churches, yet it was deemed expendable enough to be demolished to make room for Central Park. Why? Subscribe to our Channel: https://goo.gl/RgDszL Read the full story at: https://www.interestingshit.com/history/sad-tale-behind-central-parks-destruction-seneca-village/ Check out our most popular video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7W83K5Ly-tY Check out more Interesting Shit: Narco Subs Are the Wave of the Future in Cocaine Smuggling https://youtu.be/ZOJWfz40Adg The First Bar Order in American History https://youtu.be/bne4wkAcvcg More Interesting facts about the destruction of Seneca Village: - Central Park was one of Manhattan's earliest African-American settlements. - In the 1820's it was unusual for black people to own land in New York. - In 1825, 21 parcels of land in uptown Manhattan were sold to African-Americans. - When slavery was abolished in 1827 the area began to flourish. - Known as Seneca Village it was mostly African-American, but also Irish and German. - During the 1840's lower Manhattan was overcrowded and unsanitary. - Wealthy New Yorkers proposed a park uptown. - In 1853 the state expropriated 843 acres of land for a new public park. - The 264 residents of Seneca Village were forced to move to make way for central park. - Property owners were payed a small sum for their expropriated houses. - Their community disappeared and did not resurface in another location. - Central Park now welcomes 38 million visitors per year. About Interesting Shit? We are committed to telling the world’s greatest stories about history, geography and world culture. We are a group of insanely curious individuals who are inspired by the beautiful world that we live in. The digital world has not been able to digitize all things, and so much of the stories we aim to tell are the ones that are not well known today. The stories we tell blow our minds, and we hope that will blow your mind too. Subscribe to our newsletter so you can receive these stories regularly. Interesting Shit is an Educational Media Company with the aim of producing snack-able handmade content, and massively distributing this content on the most popular social platforms. Our aim is to connect curious readers with the world’s greatest stories and to build a community around history, geography and world culture. Visit our official site at: https://www.interestingshit.com/
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10 Black Inventors Who Changed Our World
 
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African American's have been responsible for some of the world's most useful creations. Here are 10 of those inventions: Subscribe to our Channel: https://goo.gl/RgDszL Read the full story at: https://www.interestingshit.com/geo/10-disturbing-facts-never-wanted-know-animals/ Check out our most popular video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7W83K5Ly-tY Check out more Interesting Shit: 10 Bizarre Food Phobias People Are Actually Suffering From https://youtu.be/TqEpOg-z_P8 10 Things in Nature That Look Like A Penis https://youtu.be/ACwgbTW3QDM More Interesting facts about 10 Black Inventors Who Changed Our World 1: Gerald A. Lawson (1976): The mobile home-video gaming console. He created the first video-gaming system to use interchangeable cartridges. 2: Lewis Latimer (1881) The carbon filament for the light bulb. His invention popularized light bulbs, making them longer lasting and cheaper. 3: Otis Boykin (1952) The artificial heart pacemaker control unit. The modern day pacemaker would not exist without his engineering work. 4: Marc Hannah (1982) 3d graphics technology used in films. The computer scientist developed 3d technology that is used in Hollywood films. 5: Patricia Bath (1988) The cataract laserphaco probe. Her device removes cataract lenses with a laser, saving the eyesight of millions. 6: Alexander Miles (1887) The modern day elevator design. He invented the automated opening and closing of doors. His patent is still in use today. 7: Madame C.J. Walker (1890) Specialized products for black hair. Her products cured hair loss, a common problem at a time when people rarely washed their hair. 8: Garret Morgan (1916) The modern day gas mask. His invention has saved the lives of firemen, police and soldiers across the world. 9: George R Carruthers (1972) The ultraviolet camera spectrograph. His device studies earth atmosphere, providing crucial data on how the planet works. 10: Charles Richard Drew (1940) The blood bank. His technique for blood storage allowed medics to save thousands of allied troops lives in WW2. About Interesting Shit? We are committed to telling the world’s greatest stories about history, geography and world culture. We are a group of insanely curious individuals who are inspired by the beautiful world that we live in. The digital world has not been able to digitize all things, and so much of the stories we aim to tell are the ones that are not well known today. The stories we tell blow our minds, and we hope that will blow your mind too. Subscribe to our newsletter so you can receive these stories regularly. Interesting Shit is an Educational Media Company with the aim of producing snack-able handmade content, and massively distributing this content on the most popular social platforms. Our aim is to connect curious readers with the world’s greatest stories and to build a community around history, geography and world culture. Visit our official site at: https://www.interestingshit.com/
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10 Emotions You Didn't Know Had Names
 
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Defining emotions and moods have a history of being something we have had issues with over the years, a downside to being an emotionally complex species. Doctors of a bygone era used to think our organs controlled our moods; the kidneys were in charge of fear, for example, which would explain why some of us pee ourselves when we’re frightened. Maybe that’s why in order to try and fully explain everything that we feel as humans some new words had to be introduced into the english language. Now, pardon me while I go sit in the corner and sonder for a spell. Hong Kong is in the midst of a housing crisis. How bad? Thousands of its residents are living in ridiculously small wire cages that are often referred to as coffins, and they're actually thankful to have even that. Subscribe to our Channel: https://goo.gl/RgDszL Read the full story at: https://www.interestingshit.com/culture/hong-kongs-housing-cubicles-shame/ Check out our most popular video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7W83K5Ly-tY Check out more Interesting Shit: Pier 21: Canada's Ellis Island https://youtu.be/WvLX8tBQsKE The Hero Dogs of 9/11 https://youtu.be/STbKYtBhswc More Interesting facts about 10 emotions you didn't know you had: 1: Sonder: The realization that each passerby has a life as vivid and complex as yours. 2: Opia: The ambiguous intensity of looking someone in the eye, which feels invasive and vulnerable at the same time. 3: Monachopsis: The subtle but persistent feeling of being out of place. 4: Liberosis: The desire to care less about things. 5: Rubatosis: The unsettling awareness of your own heartbeat. 6: Kenopsia: The eerie, forlorn atmosphere of a place that is usually bustling with people but is now abandoned and quiet. 7: Chrysalism: The amniotic tranquility of being indoors during a thunderstorm. 8: Anecdoche: A conversation in which everyone is talking, but nobody is listening. 9: Ellipsism: A sadness that you’ll never be able to know how history will turn out. 10: Occhiolism: The awareness of the smallness of your perspective. About Interesting Shit? We are committed to telling the world’s greatest stories about history, geography and world culture. We are a group of insanely curious individuals who are inspired by the beautiful world that we live in. The digital world has not been able to digitize all things, and so much of the stories we aim to tell are the ones that are not well known today. The stories we tell blow our minds, and we hope that will blow your mind too. Subscribe to our newsletter so you can receive these stories regularly. Interesting Shit is an Educational Media Company with the aim of producing snack-able handmade content, and massively distributing this content on the most popular social platforms. Our aim is to connect curious readers with the world’s greatest stories and to build a community around history, geography and world culture. Visit our official site at: https://www.interestingshit.com/
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London’s Deadly Acid Smog Crisis of 1952
 
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How did a pea-soup fog turn fatal overnight? Millions of homes burning coal in furnaces non-stop for weeks had something to do with it. Read more here: http://www.interestingshit.com/disaster/londons-deadly-acid-smog-crisis/ Subscribe to our Channel: https://goo.gl/RgDszL Read the full story at: https://www.interestingshit.com/history/londons-deadly-acid-smog-crisis/ Check out our most popular video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7W83K5Ly-tY Check out more Interesting Shit: Brexit: What would Winston Churchill do today? https://youtu.be/cEI5KNOAaes Christopher Columbus – Was He Really the First? https://youtu.be/6G4Edf3X7i0 More Interesting facts about London's deadly acid smog: - In December 1952 a thick, yellow fog descended on London, England. - An 'anticyclone' had covered the city, which effectively trapped the pollution and fog. - Cold weather forced London residents to burn coal to stay warm. - Visibility was reduced to a few meters and driving was impossible. - By day 3 visibility fell to 1 foot. - Particulates and acids in the smog caused massive lung inflammations. - People were being suffocated to death. - An estimated 12,000 people were killed by the pollution. - After 5 days wind swept the killer fog away. - This was a significant moment when people's opinions on the damaging effects of pollution started changing. About Interesting Shit? We are committed to telling the world’s greatest stories about history, geography and world culture. We are a group of insanely curious individuals who are inspired by the beautiful world that we live in. The digital world has not been able to digitize all things, and so much of the stories we aim to tell are the ones that are not well known today. The stories we tell blow our minds, and we hope that will blow your mind too. Subscribe to our newsletter so you can receive these stories regularly. Interesting Shit is an Educational Media Company with the aim of producing snack-able handmade content, and massively distributing this content on the most popular social platforms. Our aim is to connect curious readers with the world’s greatest stories and to build a community around history, geography and world culture. Visit our official site at: https://www.interestingshit.com/
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The Hero Dogs of 9/11
 
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Just because you work for biscuits doesn't mean your job is any less important. The rescue dogs on-site at the Twin Towers both during and immediately following 9/11 made sure their noses and their personalities were always there whenever a human needed either. #awesome Subscribe to our Channel: https://goo.gl/RgDszL Read the full story at: https://www.interestingshit.com/history/the-hero-dogs-of-911/ Check out our most popular video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7W83K5Ly-tY Check out more Interesting Shit: The True Story behind the movie ‘Gold’ https://youtu.be/OwLXXhdk4Iw Antoine de Saint-Exupéry: The man behind the Little Prince https://youtu.be/UyazUqEfTHA More Interesting facts about hero dogs of 9/11: - In the chaos of New York during the 9/11 attacks, hero dogs went to work. - In the midst of the confusion and rubble, two guide dogs, Salty and Roselle, led their blind owners down over 70 flights for stairs to safety. - Roughly 100 rescue dogs searched for survivors in the debris. - They inhaled smoke and dust and cut their paws as they searched. - The last survivor was found 27 hours after the towers fell by Trakr, a German Shepard. - When they weren't sniffing the dogs played other vital roles at ground zero. - They provided comfort and companionship. - The last surviving 9/11 rescue dog, a Golden Retriever named Bretagne passed away in 2016. - She was given an honor guard as she took her final steps before being put down. About Interesting Shit? We are committed to telling the world’s greatest stories about history, geography and world culture. We are a group of insanely curious individuals who are inspired by the beautiful world that we live in. The digital world has not been able to digitize all things, and so much of the stories we aim to tell are the ones that are not well known today. The stories we tell blow our minds, and we hope that will blow your mind too. Subscribe to our newsletter so you can receive these stories regularly. Interesting Shit is an Educational Media Company with the aim of producing snack-able handmade content, and massively distributing this content on the most popular social platforms. Our aim is to connect curious readers with the world’s greatest stories and to build a community around history, geography and world culture. Visit our official site at: https://www.interestingshit.com/
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This Human Camera Draws Incredible Cityscapes From Memory
 
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Autistic artist Stephen Wiltshire can re-create sprawling cityscapes down to the smallest of details from memory after seeing them only once. Subscribe to our Channel: https://goo.gl/RgDszL Read the full story at: https://www.interestingshit.com/science/autistic-artist-who-uses-his-photographic-memory-to-create-masterpieces/ Check out our most popular video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7W83K... Check out more Interesting Shit: 10 Emotions You Didn't Know Had Names https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G1SRidRLSsA Can Dancing Underwater Help Save the Ocean? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qh8eqMghySg More Interesting facts about This Human Camera Draws Incredible Cityscapes From Memory: London, U.K.-born artist Stephen Wiltshire didn't speak his first word until the age of five. The autistic child, who as part of the efforts of instructors at London's Queensmill School to get the mute Wiltshire to talk by asking for his beloved art supplies when they took them away, requested one thing: "Paper." We are committed to telling the world’s greatest stories about history, geography and world culture. About Interesting Shit: We are a group of insanely curious individuals who are inspired by the beautiful world that we live in. The digital world has not been able to digitize all things, and so much of the stories we aim to tell are the ones that are not well known today. The stories we tell blow our minds, and we hope that will blow your mind too. Subscribe to our newsletter so you can receive these stories regularly. Interesting Shit is an Educational Media Company with the aim of producing snack-able handmade content, and massively distributing this content on the most popular social platforms. Our aim is to connect curious readers with the world’s greatest stories and to build a community around history, geography and world culture. Visit our official site at: https://www.interestingshit.com/
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Operation Yellow Ribbon
 
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The events of September 11, 2001 will never be forgotten. Through the darkness of that day shone a light as one small Canadian community opened their doors & their hearts to stranded airline passengers from around the globe. Subscribe to our Channel: https://goo.gl/RgDszL Read the full story at: https://www.interestingshit.com/history/september-11-and-gander-newfoundland/ Check out our most popular video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7W83K5Ly-tY Check out more Interesting Shit: Pope Joan, Stoned but Not Forgotten https://youtu.be/8vIDZKd0zy4a Tragedy, Hope, and the 1,000 Paper Cranes https://youtu.be/UU8roP9TCn8 More Interesting facts about the "Operation Yellow Ribbon" - During the 2001, 9/11 disaster US and Canadian airspace was closed. All planes were forced to land. - Planes with enough fuel were asked to return to their originating airport. - There were 224 planes left in the air. - Transport Canada took on the job of landing these planes and called it "Operation Yellow Ribbon." - Gander Newfoundland, a former trans-Atlantic refuelling station payed a huge part in that day. - 38 aircraft and 6656 passengers were sent to Gander Airport. - The population of 10,000 inhabitants welcomed the guests with open arms. - With only 500 hotel beds in town citizens opened their homes to the standard traveler. - Schools and community centres were turned into places to sleep. - Donated food piled up to help feed the unexpected guests in the small town. - Planes were grounded for 3/4 days. - Passengers and crew were so grateful that they set up a scholarship for local students. - "Come From Away", a Broadway musical about the event recently opened to great reviews. About Interesting Shit? We are committed to telling the world’s greatest stories about history, geography and world culture. We are a group of insanely curious individuals who are inspired by the beautiful world that we live in. The digital world has not been able to digitize all things, and so much of the stories we aim to tell are the ones that are not well known today. The stories we tell blow our minds, and we hope that will blow your mind too. Subscribe to our newsletter so you can receive these stories regularly. Interesting Shit is an Educational Media Company with the aim of producing snack-able handmade content, and massively distributing this content on the most popular social platforms. Our aim is to connect curious readers with the world’s greatest stories and to build a community around history, geography and world culture. Visit our official site at: https://www.interestingshit.com/
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How to Survive a Tsunami, According to Science
 
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You’re on a beach. Not a worry in the world. The sun bronzing your skin, sand trickling between your toes, the sound of waves– wait, what? Where’d all the water go? Did you see it going out? Now what? Transcript and sources: https://insh.world/science/how-to-survive-a-tsunami-according-to-science/ Visit our official site at: https://insh.world Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/INSH Like us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/INSH/
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This Hellish Crater Has Been on Fire for Almost 50 Years
 
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If someone tells you, “When in doubt, light it on fire,” and they’re referring to a huge crater leaking natural gas, don’t listen to them. Subscribe to our Channel: https://goo.gl/RgDszL Read the full story at: https://www.interestingshit.com/geo/earthly-inferno-that-is-the-door-to-hell-crater/ Check out our most popular video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7W83K... Check out more Interesting Shit: 10 Greatest Scientific Breakthroughs of 2017 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kqjt6... To Fake a Moon Landing, You'd Need 400,000 People to Keep Quiet https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5LIUn... More Interesting facts about This Hellish Crater Has Been on Fire for Almost 50 Years: For nearly 50 years, Turkmenistan has had a fiery reminder of an idea that looks good on paper doesn't always pan out the way you'd like it to when it comes to the real world application of said idea. Look no further than the outskirts of a Derweze, a small village of 350 people in the middle of the Karakum desert. It is there a 230-foot-wide crater has been burning off methane gas since 1971. We are committed to telling the world’s greatest stories about history, geography and world culture. About Interesting Shit: We are a group of insanely curious individuals who are inspired by the beautiful world that we live in. The digital world has not been able to digitize all things, and so much of the stories we aim to tell are the ones that are not well known today. The stories we tell blow our minds, and we hope that will blow your mind too. Subscribe to our newsletter so you can receive these stories regularly. Interesting Shit is an Educational Media Company with the aim of producing snack-able handmade content, and massively distributing this content on the most popular social platforms. Our aim is to connect curious readers with the world’s greatest stories and to build a community around history, geography and world culture. Visit our official site at: https://www.interestingshit.com/
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These Animals Can Freeze and Come Back to Life
 
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Not every animal can migrate when things get chilly, but being able to freeze and bounce back to life afterwards more than compensates. Subscribe to our Channel: https://goo.gl/RgDszL Read the full story at: https://www.interestingshit.com/science/animals-can-freeze-come-back-life/ Check out our most popular video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7W83K... Check out more Interesting Shit: Pregnant Poppas: the Underknown Parenting Skills of the Male Seahorse https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2qiLt... Top 10 Animals We Could Bring Back From Extinction https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x08u2... More Interesting facts about These Animals Can Freeze and Come Back to Life: Back in 2014 scientists at Japan’s National Institute of Polar Research made headlines after announcing they had successfully revived a creature that had been frozen for 30 years. After being collected and purposely frozen to a temperature of -4 degrees Fahrenheit (-20 degrees Celsius) during an expedition to Antarctica in 1983, the animal was the lone thawed survivor from a group of tardigrades. Labeled SB-1 in the lab, the tardigrade crushed the previous record of nine years for an animal being revived from a frozen state. About INSH: We tell the world’s greatest underknown stories and facts about history, geography and world culture. Our stories are true, but either unknown or underknown. We aim to bring the marvel of these narratives, images or facts to your consciousness and hope that these inspiring tales make us look to the skies rather than to the ground. INSH is an Educational video company producing snack-able, short-form videos. Visit our official site at: https://www.interestingshit.com/ Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/INSH Like us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/INSH/ or follow on Instagram: instagram.com/interestingsh
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Operation Fish - The Largest Transfer of Wealth in History
 
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One of the most bizarre stories of WW2 was when Britain emptied their banks of gold and sent it all to Canada. Every citizen had to sell their stocks and securities to the Government, who then moved it all of this overseas. In all, 300 Billion dollars (current evaluation) moved to Canada in what was called Operation Fish. They wanted the wealth out of the country in case England fell to the Nazis. Once safe in Canada this substantial wealth was used to fund the war effort. Read the full story right here: https://www.interestingshit.com/history/the-largest-transfer-of-wealth-in-history/ Give us a Like and Subscribe: https://goo.gl/RgDszL to see more Interesting Sh*t. Follow Us On Facebook: http://bit.ly/interestingsh-facebook Operation Fish - The Largest Transfer of Wealth in History - This story is not easy to find on google. - Britain moved 300 BILLION dollars (today's evaluation) to Canada in 1940. - It was the early stages of the war and France was on the verge of surrender. - Winston Churchill decided to move Britain's wealth. If England fell to the Nazis the plan was that Winston Churchill would run the commonwealth from Montreal. - Over 1500 tons of gold was rounded up. - All Britons had to sell their stocks and securities to the government. - The gold was transported by ship, which was very risky as German U-boats sank 40% of all ships in the North Atlantic in May of 1940. - A dozen ships were used to move the loot. - The gold was off loaded at Port of Halifax and then shipped by train to Montreal. - The securities filled the bottom three floors of the sun life building in Montreal. - The gold filled the basement of the Bank of Canada in Ottawa. - The stocks and gold were turned into cash and used to fund the war effort. Not a single pound ever went missing. What is Interesting Sh!t? We are committed to telling the world’s greatest stories about history, geography and world culture. We are a group of insanely curious individuals who are inspired by the beautiful world that we live in. The digital world has not been able to digitize all things, and so much of the stories we aim to tell are the ones that are not well known today. The stories we tell blow our minds, and we hope that will blow your mind too. Subscribe to our newsletter so you can receive these stories regularly. Interesting Shit is an Educational Media Company with the aim of producing snack-able handmade content, and massively distributing this content on the most popular social platforms. Our aim is to connect curious readers with the world’s greatest stories and to build a community around history, geography and world culture. Check out more Interesting Shit at http://www.interestingshit.com
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20 Under-Reported Good News Stories That Deserve Your Attention
 
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Would some good news perk you up right about now? We’ve got 20 positive stories you may have missed that might be just what you need. Read the full story at: https://www.interestingshit.com/culture/20-good-news-stories-that-deserve-attention/ Check out our most popular video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7W83K... Check out more Interesting Shit: 10 Things We Learned in 2017 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fXGJAm4P5fE The Two Disabled Men Who Work Together Planting a Forest https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XvtHudB4xss&t More Interesting facts about 20 Under-Reported Good News Stories That Deserve Your Attention: Let's take a moment to consider some of the stories that haven't always been front page attention grabbers but at least offer some hope that humanity as a collective whole still has a reason to be optimistic about life. Technology exists and continues to improve that allows the blind to see. Animals like the snow panther, on the endangered species list since 1972, are slowly seeing their numbers increase. And women are finally getting the support they deserve in demanding a stop to sexual harassment in the workplace. We are committed to telling the world’s greatest stories about history, geography and world culture. About Interesting Shit: We are a group of insanely curious individuals who are inspired by the beautiful world that we live in. The digital world has not been able to digitize all things, and so much of the stories we aim to tell are the ones that are not well known today. The stories we tell blow our minds, and we hope that will blow your mind too. Subscribe to our newsletter so you can receive these stories regularly. Interesting Shit is an Educational Media Company with the aim of producing snack-able handmade content, and massively distributing this content on the most popular social platforms. Our aim is to connect curious readers with the world’s greatest stories and to build a community around history, geography and world culture. Visit our official site at: https://www.interestingshit.com/
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The True Story behind the movie ‘Gold’
 
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How did an almost bankrupt Calgary mining company suddenly become worth billions? By striking gold without ever having to produce an ounce. Watch the true story behind the film, "Gold" staring Matthew McConaughey. Subscribe to our Channel: https://goo.gl/RgDszL Read the full story at: http://www.interestingshit.com/disaster/bre-x-scandal-one-company-made-billions-off-nothing/ Check out our most popular video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7W83K5Ly-tY Check out more Interesting Shit: The Woman Who Survived a 10,000 foot fall https://youtu.be/ovdLzjoIPbg Hardcore Drugs for Kids https://youtu.be/3MYLkpWGDJE More Interesting facts about the film 'Gold': - In 1993 Bre-X thought they had struck it big. - They had core mining samples that indicated a huge gold deposit in Indonesia. - Unbeknownst to Bre-X, Michael de Guzman had 'salted' the samples. - He added gold to the sample to deceive potential investors. - He shaved gold off his wedding ring and added it to the samples. - He added another $61,000 of gold he bought from river prospectors. - Mining estimates projected 200 million ounces of gold. The largest find in history. - Bre-X stock went from $.30 per share, to $280.00. - There were some independent geologists that saw flaws in he samples. - The gold's shape was inconsistent with gold from a 'normal' core sample. - In 1997, on his way to Indonesia, De Guzman fell 800 feet from a helicopter. - The body was found 4 days later, half eaten by wild boars. - His death was ruled a suicide. - Many people think he faked his own death to avoid persecution. - The collapse of Bre-X cost investors over $6 billion in losses. About Interesting Shit? We are committed to telling the world’s greatest stories about history, geography and world culture. We are a group of insanely curious individuals who are inspired by the beautiful world that we live in. The digital world has not been able to digitize all things, and so much of the stories we aim to tell are the ones that are not well known today. The stories we tell blow our minds, and we hope that will blow your mind too. Subscribe to our newsletter so you can receive these stories regularly. Interesting Shit is an Educational Media Company with the aim of producing snack-able handmade content, and massively distributing this content on the most popular social platforms. Our aim is to connect curious readers with the world’s greatest stories and to build a community around history, geography and world culture. Visit our official site at: https://www.interestingshit.com/
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Why the U.S./Canada Border Is The Most Bizarre Border in the World
 
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The 5, 525 mile-long American-Canadian border is the longest in the world, but it isn't marked in the traditional way. Watch more stories like this at: https://insh.world Check out more from INSH: 16 Amazing Things Invented by Canadians https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NyJK4ssCw7s This Norwegian Town Needs Giant Mirrors to See the Sun https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jep1oPm1fMk About INSH: We tell the world’s greatest underknown stories and facts about history, geography and world culture. Our stories are true, but either unknown or underknown. We aim to bring the marvel of these narratives, images or facts to your consciousness and hope that these inspiring tales make us look to the skies rather than to the ground. INSH is an educational video company producing snackable, short-form videos. Visit our official site at: https://insh.world Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/INSH Like us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/INSH/ or follow on Instagram: instagram.com/interestingsh
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The Art of the Human Brain
 
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'Self Reflected' is being called the most complex and detailed artistic depiction of our brain ever. The artwork was designed so everyone can marvel at the wonder of human consciousness. Here are the results. #awesome Subscribe to our Channel: https://goo.gl/RgDszL Read the full story at: https://www.interestingshit.com/science/elaborate-visualization-human-brain-date/ Check out our most popular video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7W83K5Ly-tY Check out more Interesting Shit: The True Story behind the movie ‘Gold’ https://youtu.be/OwLXXhdk4Iw Antoine de Saint-Exupéry: The man behind the Little Prince https://youtu.be/UyazUqEfTHA More Interesting facts about the human brain: - Two doctors have built the most realistic visualization of the brain ever. - It is entitled 'Self Reflected', because it is the brain perceiving itself. - Current brain scan technology doesn't have the capability to show the brain's neurons. - Deep Neuroscience research and algorithmic simulations were used along with hand drawings and photolithography, to illustrate the brain's detail. - The visualization contains the circuitry of 500,000 neurons. - It's made up of 25 etched plates, similar to how computer chips are made. - Every Neuron was modeled by blowing ink around a paper and scanning into a computer. - Those were used as building blocks to 'paint' the entire brain slice. - The vitalization is designed so everyone can marvel at the wonder of human consciousness. - Human brain cells in action share a passing resemblance to the cosmic web. - "Our shared privilege of each having one of these magnificent machines in our skulls can help to remind us to use it wisely and with compassion." dr. Greg Dunn About Interesting Shit? We are committed to telling the world’s greatest stories about history, geography and world culture. We are a group of insanely curious individuals who are inspired by the beautiful world that we live in. The digital world has not been able to digitize all things, and so much of the stories we aim to tell are the ones that are not well known today. The stories we tell blow our minds, and we hope that will blow your mind too. Subscribe to our newsletter so you can receive these stories regularly. Interesting Shit is an Educational Media Company with the aim of producing snack-able handmade content, and massively distributing this content on the most popular social platforms. Our aim is to connect curious readers with the world’s greatest stories and to build a community around history, geography and world culture. Visit our official site at: https://www.interestingshit.com/
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How 1,500 Chinese Workers Built a Railroad in Only 9 Hours
 
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China needed a railway station built - quickly. A small army of workers with a collective one-track mind later and the job was done overnight. Subscribe to our Channel: https://goo.gl/RgDszL Read the full story at: https://www.interestingshit.com/tech/new-railway-1500-chinese-workers-built-overnight/ Check out our most popular video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7W83K... Check out more Interesting Shit: This Is the Longest Traffic Jam In the World https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8RLKs... 10 Stubborn People Who Refused to Move Out https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oKJuv... More Interesting facts about How 1,500 Chinese Workers Built a Railroad in Only 9 Hours: A recent report published through the state run Xinhua News Agency brags of a China united in the construction of a railway station in the Fujian Province for the work-in-progress Nanlong Railway, due for completion later this year. The article details how 1,500 workers were able to link three major existing railways - Ganlong, Ganruilong and Zhanglong - with the Nanlong line, and do it in just under nine hours. About Interesting Shit: We are committed to telling the world’s greatest stories about history, geography and world culture. We are a group of insanely curious individuals who are inspired by the beautiful world that we live in. The digital world has not been able to digitize all things, and so much of the stories we aim to tell are the ones that are not well known today. The stories we tell blow our minds, and we hope that will blow your mind too. Subscribe to our newsletter so you can receive these stories regularly. Interesting Shit is an Educational Media Company with the aim of producing snack-able handmade content, and massively distributing this content on the most popular social platforms. Our aim is to connect curious readers with the world’s greatest stories and to build a community around history, geography and world culture. Visit our official site at: https://www.interestingshit.com/
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Umoja: The Town Where Men Are Banned
 
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There's an African village in Kenya where only women are allowed, and its inhabitants have a very good reason for wanting it that way. Subscribe to our Channel: https://goo.gl/RgDszL Read the full story at: https://www.interestingshit.com/culture/umoja-the-african-village-where-men-are-banned/ Check out our most popular video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7W83K... Check out more Interesting Shit: Centralia: The Town That Won't Stop Burning https://youtu.be/m9js5kldVGE China Floats to the Top of the Solar Energy Pool https://youtu.be/4JKP5cAczRQ More Interesting facts about the Town Where Men Are Banned: In the village of Umoja in northern Kenya, a small group of 15 women made this happen. And before you think this is a short-term or one-time occurrence, the village was started in 1990, and more than 25 years later it, and its inhabitants, are still thriving. What started as a haven for victims of sexual and domestic violence has expanded to become a crown jewel in the argument for gender equality. About Interesting Shit? We are committed to telling the world’s greatest stories about history, geography and world culture. We are a group of insanely curious individuals who are inspired by the beautiful world that we live in. The digital world has not been able to digitize all things, and so much of the stories we aim to tell are the ones that are not well known today. The stories we tell blow our minds, and we hope that will blow your mind too. Subscribe to our newsletter so you can receive these stories regularly. Interesting Shit is an Educational Media Company with the aim of producing snack-able handmade content, and massively distributing this content on the most popular social platforms. Our aim is to connect curious readers with the world’s greatest stories and to build a community around history, geography and world culture. Visit our official site at: https://www.interestingshit.com/
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Life on Earth Without the Sun: What Would Happen
 
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Let's throw a hypothetical scenario out there and say one day the sun just disappears. What happens to Earth? And more importantly, what the hell happens to us? Subscribe to our Channel: https://goo.gl/RgDszL Read the full story at: https://www.interestingshit.com/geo/life-earth-without-sun-happen/ Check out our most popular video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7W83K5Ly-tY Check out more Interesting Shit: Danger: The Ship Breakers of Bangladesh https://youtu.be/6MPHOUfzPQ8 In the Tunnels of Las Vegas https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wqVI10Io2V4 More Interesting facts about what would happen to us without the sun. - After 9 minutes the Earth would lose orbit and continue in a straight line in space. - After 24 hours all plant life would begin to die. Some larger plants may live longer - After 1 week the average temperature would drop to 0 degrees Fahrenheit or -17.8 degrees Celsius. - After 1 year temperature would drop to -100 degrees Fahrenheit or -73 degrees Celsius. - 1-3 years, the oceans would develop a top layer of ice. The deep ocean would remain liquid. - 10 - 20 years the air would turn to liquid and the gases into clouds. - Without plants oxygen production would stop and the remaining oxygen would die off over 1000's of years. - Humanity would struggle to survive. Only those in geothermal areas or nuclear submarines would stand any chance. - The only life on earth would be small microbes living in the deep oceans. About Interesting Shit? We are committed to telling the world’s greatest stories about history, geography and world culture. We are a group of insanely curious individuals who are inspired by the beautiful world that we live in. The digital world has not been able to digitize all things, and so much of the stories we aim to tell are the ones that are not well known today. The stories we tell blow our minds, and we hope that will blow your mind too. Subscribe to our newsletter so you can receive these stories regularly. Interesting Shit is an Educational Media Company with the aim of producing snack-able handmade content, and massively distributing this content on the most popular social platforms. Our aim is to connect curious readers with the world’s greatest stories and to build a community around history, geography and world culture. Visit our official site at: https://www.interestingshit.com/
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CRISPR May Cure All Genetic Disease
 
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Want a disease-free life or a baby with blue eyes? CRISPR might be mankind's gene editing Get Out of Jail Free card, and it's on its way. https://www.youtube.com/exploringtheunbeatenpath Subscribe to our Channel: https://goo.gl/RgDszL Read the full story at: https://www.interestingshit.com/science/crispr-gene-editing-tool-tomorrow-right-now/ Check out our most popular video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7W83K5Ly-tY Check out more Interesting Shit: The MS-Suffering Wonder Woman of Marathon Running https://youtu.be/Q6mo3_7oRg4 10 Things in Nature That Look Like Vaginas #NSFW https://youtu.be/nvx9i1vRaVs More Interesting facts about Crispr: - CRISPR is making gene editing so simple it’s almost scary. - CRISPR stands for Clustered Regularly Interspaced Short Palindromic Repeats. - It is a simple tool scientists can use to edit and repair human, animal and plant genes. - Allowing them to fine-tune the genetic building blocks that make us who we are. - Unwanted genes that carry cancer, diabetes, even HIV-can be removed and replaced. - Researchers are predicting it could wipe out all inherited diseases within 20 years. - Still in its infancy, CRISPR won’t see widespread human trials for several years. - CRISPR is estimated to be 150 times cheaper than other gene modification techniques. - The components needed to edit the genes cost just $30 USD. - CRISPR technology isn’t just found in the lab - it’s already being used on crops. - The technology has raised concerns about potential abuse. Including the custom-building of embryos with specific gene strands for hair and eye color. - A controversial, genetically-modified playing field for everyone. About Interesting Shit? We are committed to telling the world’s greatest stories about history, geography and world culture. We are a group of insanely curious individuals who are inspired by the beautiful world that we live in. The digital world has not been able to digitize all things, and so much of the stories we aim to tell are the ones that are not well known today. The stories we tell blow our minds, and we hope that will blow your mind too. Subscribe to our newsletter so you can receive these stories regularly. Interesting Shit is an Educational Media Company with the aim of producing snack-able handmade content, and massively distributing this content on the most popular social platforms. Our aim is to connect curious readers with the world’s greatest stories and to build a community around history, geography and world culture. Visit our official site at: https://www.interestingshit.com/
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Antoine de Saint-Exupéry: The man behind the Little Prince
 
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As a pioneer in aviation, this author’s adventures took him to the skies & across Earth’s toughest terrains that helped him create the world of "The Little Prince" . The final chapter of this tale ends with a mysterious plane crash. Subscribe to our Channel: https://goo.gl/RgDszL Read the full story at: https://www.interestingshit.com/people/nine-lives-antoine-de-saint-exupery-author-little-prince/ Check out our most popular video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7W83K5Ly-tY Check out more Interesting Shit: Jason deCaires Taylor is Saving Coral Reefs by Creating Living Art https://youtu.be/J1K3v9bxjZ0 The United States Dropped 4 Nukes on Spain, accidentally https://youtu.be/s3gtZIf8JE8 More Interesting facts about the man behind The Little Prince: - "The Little Prince" has been a beloved children's story for over 70 years. - Much of "The Little Prince" is autobiographical. - The Author, Antoine de Saint-Exupéry lived an exciting life that shaped his writing. - In the early 1920's he served as a pilot in the French air force. - Later he piloted an airmail route across Africa, South America and the South Atlantic. - In 1935 during an air race from Paris to Saigon his place crashed in the Sahara. - He and his navigator we rescued by Bedouin tribesman. - Leading up to WWII he was a military reconnaissance pilot. - He published "The Little Prince" in America in 1943. - In 1944 he was piloting a flight from France to Corsica and was never heard from again. - His plane was found at the bottom of the ocean in 2000. - For his 100th birthday, the airport and train station in Lyon France we re-named after him. - "The Little Prince" was immortalized on France's 50-franc note. - And of course he has an asteroid named in his honour, "2578 Saint-Exupéry" About Interesting Shit? We are committed to telling the world’s greatest stories about history, geography and world culture. We are a group of insanely curious individuals who are inspired by the beautiful world that we live in. The digital world has not been able to digitize all things, and so much of the stories we aim to tell are the ones that are not well known today. The stories we tell blow our minds, and we hope that will blow your mind too. Subscribe to our newsletter so you can receive these stories regularly. Interesting Shit is an Educational Media Company with the aim of producing snack-able handmade content, and massively distributing this content on the most popular social platforms. Our aim is to connect curious readers with the world’s greatest stories and to build a community around history, geography and world culture. Visit our official site at: https://www.interestingshit.com/
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Port Royal: The Sunken Pirate City in Jamaica
 
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The greatest pirate story ever told isn't the Pirates of the Caribbean movies. It is the story of Port Royal and it happened 300 years ago. Watch this amazing video and understand a little more about the real world of pirates. Subscribe to our Channel: https://goo.gl/RgDszL Read the full story at: https://www.interestingshit.com/places/port-royal-sunken-pirate-city-jamaica/ Check out our most popular video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7W83K5Ly-tY Check out more Interesting Shit: The True Story behind the movie ‘Gold’ https://youtu.be/OwLXXhdk4Iw Antoine de Saint-Exupéry: The man behind the Little Prince https://youtu.be/UyazUqEfTHA More Interesting facts about the Port Royal: - Port Royal was a pirate haven and considered the wickedest city on earth. - In the 1600's, Jamaica was a British colony and part the Caribbean trade routes. - Port Royal was the most economically important port in the English colonies. - The British enlisted the pirate group "Brethren of the Coast" to protect the island. - These pirates included Blackbeard, Henry Morgan and Calico Jack. - The 'booty' was spent lavishly on wild times at Port Royal. - Pirates could spend 2/3 times the annual wage of a plantation worker in one night. - 25% of the buildings were brothels or bars. - Port Royal grew to be the second largest city in the world. - in 1692 a massive earthquake struck the city followed by a tsunami. - The combined effect of the earthquake and the tsunami sank half the city into the ocean. - 2,000 people dies. Local clergy referred to it as "God's punishment." - The old city lies under a few meters of water along with hundreds of ship wrecks. - The underwater ruins are a tentative UNESCO world heritage site and remain largely unexplored. About Interesting Shit? We are committed to telling the world’s greatest stories about history, geography and world culture. We are a group of insanely curious individuals who are inspired by the beautiful world that we live in. The digital world has not been able to digitize all things, and so much of the stories we aim to tell are the ones that are not well known today. The stories we tell blow our minds, and we hope that will blow your mind too. Subscribe to our newsletter so you can receive these stories regularly. Interesting Shit is an Educational Media Company with the aim of producing snack-able handmade content, and massively distributing this content on the most popular social platforms. Our aim is to connect curious readers with the world’s greatest stories and to build a community around history, geography and world culture. Visit our official site at: https://www.interestingshit.com/
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This Abandoned Suburb Is the Third Largest City in California
 
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There’s a ghost town that was meant to become a major urban center during the 1950s in the Mojave Desert. Can it make a comeback? Read the full story at: https://insh.world/history/the-ghost-town-that-is-california-city/ Check out our most popular video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7W83K... Check out more Interesting Shit: How the Chernobyl Nuclear Disaster Site is Generating Power Again https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EC7VTGCBj-w 10 Mythical Cities That Turned Out to Be Real https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1e50Z... More Interesting facts about This Abandoned Suburb Is the Third Largest City in California: America's 34th largest city has tumbleweeds as its primary residents. This is Kern County's California City, a Death Valley suburb that was designed to handle the state of California's ballooning population in the 1950s. Real estate developer Nat Mendelsohn began construction of the area in 1956 after buying up hundreds of miles of desert ranch land and subdivided it into thousands of plots for families to come in and build their dream homes on. What Mendelsohn promoted as a metropolis in the making that would rival Los Angeles when completed soon became an example of money being flushed down an uninstalled toilet. About INSH: We tell the world’s greatest underknown stories and facts about history, geography and world culture. Our stories are true, but either unknown or underknown. We aim to bring the marvel of these narratives, images or facts to your consciousness and hope that these inspiring tales make us look to the skies rather than to the ground. INSH is an Educational video company producing snack-able, short-form videos. Visit our official site at: https://www.interestingshit.com/ Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/INSH Like us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/INSH/ or follow on Instagram: instagram.com/interestingsh
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These 10 Animal Births Prove Life Is a Miracle
 
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Nature’s creatures have developed some bizarrely interesting ways to bring their offspring into the world. Subscribe to our Channel: https://goo.gl/RgDszL Read the full story at: https://www.interestingshit.com/science/10-amazing-animal-births/ Check out our most popular video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7W83K... Check out more Interesting Shit: Pregnant Poppas: the Underknown Parenting Skills of the Male Seahorse https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2qiLt... Top 10 Animals We Could Bring Back From Extinction https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x08u2... More Interesting facts about These 10 Animal Births Prove Life Is a Miracle: We know giraffes are not a small animal, and females can reach heights pushing 16 feet (almost 5 meters). It's one of the reasons when, after a gestation period of upwards of 15 months, a baby giraffe gets welcomed into the world by being unceremoniously dropped 5 feet (1.5 meters) onto its noggin. It's the cruel price to be paid for having long legs that allow a giraffe to reach speeds of almost 40mph (64km/h) as an adult. About Interesting Shit: We are committed to telling the world’s greatest stories about history, geography and world culture. We are a group of insanely curious individuals who are inspired by the beautiful world that we live in. The digital world has not been able to digitize all things, and so much of the stories we aim to tell are the ones that are not well known today. The stories we tell blow our minds, and we hope that will blow your mind too. Subscribe to our newsletter so you can receive these stories regularly. Interesting Shit is an Educational Media Company with the aim of producing snack-able handmade content, and massively distributing this content on the most popular social platforms. Our aim is to connect curious readers with the world’s greatest stories and to build a community around history, geography and world culture. Visit our official site at: https://www.interestingshit.com/
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Ota Benga: The Man Who Was Kept in a New York Zoo
 
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In 1906 the Bronx Zoo stuck an African pygmy from the Congo in a cage, told the masses he was a cannibal, & watched the zoo’s attendance double as a result. Slavery had been abolished many hears before and he was released due to the public outcry, but that is not the end to this tragic story. Find out more in this interesting video. Subscribe to our Channel: https://goo.gl/RgDszL Read the full story at: https://www.interestingshit.com/people/ota-benga-the-man-who-was-kept-in-a-new-york-zoo/ Check out our most popular video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7W83K5Ly-tY Check out more Interesting Shit: Pope Joan, Stoned but Not Forgotten https://youtu.be/8vIDZKd0zy4 Seneca Village: The African-American Community that Died so Central Park Could Live https://youtu.be/tlUFG5_RBI0 More Interesting facts about Ota Benga: - In the 1800's 'new races' were a popular idea. - One 'new race' became an exhibit in 1906 at the Bronx Zoo. - Ota Benga, a Pygmy from the Congo was put on display there. - Benga was required to perform daily displays of archery. - Bones scattered on the ground made people think he was a cannibal. - He was billed as the missing link. - The attendance at the zoo doubled. - Slavery in the US had been abolished 43 years earlier. - There was a public outcry. - Benga was released after 20 days in captivity. - He spent the next 10 years of his life trying to adjust to American society. - World War 1 broke out and ships back to Africa were halted. - In 1916 he became depressed and shot himself in the heart. About Interesting Shit? We are committed to telling the world’s greatest stories about history, geography and world culture. We are a group of insanely curious individuals who are inspired by the beautiful world that we live in. The digital world has not been able to digitize all things, and so much of the stories we aim to tell are the ones that are not well known today. The stories we tell blow our minds, and we hope that will blow your mind too. Subscribe to our newsletter so you can receive these stories regularly. Interesting Shit is an Educational Media Company with the aim of producing snack-able handmade content, and massively distributing this content on the most popular social platforms. Our aim is to connect curious readers with the world’s greatest stories and to build a community around history, geography and world culture. Visit our official site at: https://www.interestingshit.com/
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Tragedy, Hope, and the 1,000 Paper Cranes
 
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One woman's story of surviving an atomic bomb blast & then embracing the power of a Japanese legend when history finally caught up to her. Subscribe to our Channel: https://goo.gl/RgDszL Read the full story at: https://www.interestingshit.com/culture/sadako-sasaki-1000-paper-cranes/ Check out our most popular video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7W83K5Ly-tY Check out more Interesting Shit: Danger: The Ship Breakers of Bangladesh https://youtu.be/6MPHOUfzPQ8 Great Lakes Winter Surfing: Warm Wetsuits and Frigid Waters https://youtu.be/n_GtW9zJ2PE More Interesting facts about a 100 paper cranes: - This is the story of a woman called Sadako Sasaki. - On August 6, 1945 an atomic bomb was dropped on the city of Hiroshima, Japan. - Sadako and her parents miraculously survived the explosion. - Radiation from the blast caused an increase in leukemia. - By January 1955, at age 12, Sadako was diagnosed with leukemia. - She was giving one year to live. - In the hospital she took up origami. - Legend has it that if you fold 1000 paper cranes, the gods will grant you a wish. - By the time she dies in 1955 she had folded 1400 paper cranes. - A statue of Sadako was unveiled in Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park. - In Hiroshima, approximately 140,000 people died from the bomb blast. - Sadako became a symbol for all the innocent lives lost during WWII About Interesting Shit? We are committed to telling the world’s greatest stories about history, geography and world culture. We are a group of insanely curious individuals who are inspired by the beautiful world that we live in. The digital world has not been able to digitize all things, and so much of the stories we aim to tell are the ones that are not well known today. The stories we tell blow our minds, and we hope that will blow your mind too. Subscribe to our newsletter so you can receive these stories regularly. Interesting Shit is an Educational Media Company with the aim of producing snack-able handmade content, and massively distributing this content on the most popular social platforms. Our aim is to connect curious readers with the world’s greatest stories and to build a community around history, geography and world culture. Visit our official site at: https://www.interestingshit.com/
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The Story Behind Kilroy: Probably the First Meme to Ever Exist
 
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Have you heard of Kilroy? This doodle started small, but became a phenomenon. Watch more stories like this at: https://insh.world Check out more from INSH: Top 10 Women's Jobs That No Longer Exist https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i5TJJoIzSWg This Norwegian Town Needs Giant Mirrors to See the Sun https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jep1oPm1fMk About INSH: We tell the world’s greatest underknown stories and facts about history, geography and world culture. Our stories are true, but either unknown or underknown. We aim to bring the marvel of these narratives, images or facts to your consciousness and hope that these inspiring tales make us look to the skies rather than to the ground. INSH is an educational video company producing snackable, short-form videos. Visit our official site at: https://insh.world Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/INSH Like us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/INSH/ or follow on Instagram: instagram.com/interestingsh
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The United States Dropped 4 Nukes on Spain, accidentally
 
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This story has everything. It was the 1960's and before we had missiles that could travel around the world and knock out an entire city, planes flew in the air around the clock armed with Nuclear Bombs. In 1966 while refueling over Spain an American bomber crashed into the refueling plane creating a massive fireball... and Dropping four nuclear bombs onto Spain. Creating the Most Radioactive city in Europe. Watch our interesting video to know more. Subscribe to our Channel: https://goo.gl/RgDszL Read the full story at: https://www.interestingshit.com/history/the-spanish-nuclear-accident/ Check out our most popular video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7W83K5Ly-tY Check out more Interesting Shit: Jason deCaires Taylor is Saving Coral Reefs by Creating Living Art https://youtu.be/J1K3v9bxjZ0 Hidden Oil Fields of LA https://youtu.be/7W83K5Ly-tY More Interesting facts about dropping nuclear bombs by accident: - Nuclear bombs used to be flown around the world 24/7 - One of these planes crashed while refueling in mid air. - 3 of the bombs crash landed into Palomares, Spain. - 2 of them exploded on impact but did not detonate their nuclear cargo. - This created the most radio active city town in Europe. - The fourth bomb was never found. - Hundreds of boats engaged in the search for the missing bomb. What is Interesting Shit? We are committed to telling the world’s greatest stories about history, geography and world culture. We are a group of insanely curious individuals who are inspired by the beautiful world that we live in. The digital world has not been able to digitize all things, and so much of the stories we aim to tell are the ones that are not well known today. The stories we tell blow our minds, and we hope that will blow your mind too. Subscribe to our newsletter so you can receive these stories regularly. Interesting Shit is an Educational Media Company with the aim of producing snack-able handmade content, and massively distributing this content on the most popular social platforms. Our aim is to connect curious readers with the world’s greatest stories and to build a community around history, geography and world culture. Visit our official site at: https://www.interestingshit.com/
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The Maned Wolf, Not a Deer, Not a Fox
 
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The year is 2006, and the Dutch police have been called to the Rotterdam Zoo to investigate reports of illegal marijuana smoking. But when officers arrive, they don't find any smoke, or even any smokers. All that . they find when they follow their noses is a strange creature that looks like a fox on stilts. And he smells as if he's been smoking like a chimney, but that can't even be possible... right? These long-legged canines are called Maned Wolves, and the source of the confusion stems from their urine. It smells surprisingly similar to marijuana. Watch more Crazy Creatures: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLSG9IRx05GOnqCindBePKPh8ByP880-py Follow the Crazy Creatures Show on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/crazycreaturesshow/ Watch Crazy Creatures on Facebook Watch: https://www.facebook.com/CrazyCreaturesShow/ Visit our official site at: https://insh.world Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/INSH Like us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/INSH/
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Glacier Girl: The Story of the Impossible Plane
 
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Seven planes were forced to land on a glacier in Greenland in the 1940's. These planes were lost for over 50 years. When found one of the planes that was covered in almost 300 feet of ice. A team managed to dig it out of the ice, and bring it up to the surface piece by piece... and it flies today. This is an incredibly interesting video story of 'Glacier Girl'. Get the full story right here: https://www.interestingshit.com/tech/glacier-girl-the-story-of-the-impossible-plane/ Give us a Like and Subscribe for more interesting videos: https://goo.gl/RgDszL to see more Interesting Sh*t. Follow Us On Facebook: http://bit.ly/interestingsh-facebook A few things you didn't know about 'Glacier Girl' - It was buried almost 300 feet under a glacier. - During WWII North America made planes to be flown across the Atlantic. - In 1945 6 of these planes were forced to land on a glacier in Greenland. - The crew was rescued, but their planes remained. - 50 years later aviation enthusiasts returned to search for the planes. - The plane was buried under 27 stories of ice. - The recovery team invented a 'Super Gopher' that pumps super heated water to melt the ice. - The plan was mostly in tact and brought up piece by piece. - The plane was brought up piece by piece on a twenty minute ride. - The final piece weighed 3 tons and was brought up on the 1st August 1992. - 10 years after the recovery in 2002, 'Glacier Girl' flew again. What is Interesting Sh!t? We are committed to telling the world’s greatest stories about history, geography and world culture. We are a group of insanely curious individuals who are inspired by the beautiful world that we live in. The digital world has not been able to digitize all things, and so much of the stories we aim to tell are the ones that are not well known today. The stories we tell blow our minds, and we hope that will blow your mind too. Subscribe to our newsletter so you can receive these stories regularly. Interesting Shit is an Educational Media Company with the aim of producing snack-able handmade content, and massively distributing this content on the most popular social platforms. Our aim is to connect curious readers with the world’s greatest stories and to build a community around history, geography and world culture. Check out more Interesting Shit at http://www.interestingshit.com
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The Sakoku Edict: Why the Japanese Couldn't Leave Their Own Country for Two Centuries
 
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In the 1600s Japan was not a big fan of Western culture. To emphasize that point for over 200 years it banned its citizens from travelling abroad. They penalty for disobedience to this rule was death. Subscribe to our Channel: https://goo.gl/RgDszL Read the full story at: https://www.interestingshit.com/video-post/sakoku-edict-japanese-couldnt-leave-country-two-centuries/ Check out our most popular video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7W83K5Ly-tY Check out more Interesting Shit: The African American Women Behind NASA’s Early Launches https://youtu.be/9C8I6y_PVhY The Christmas Island Miracle: The Migration of the Bright Red Crab https://youtu.be/-Rr6-JP40JM More Interesting facts about the Sakoku Edict: - Sakoku is the ancient Japanese art of closing off a country. - Up until 160 years ago Japan did not allow foreigners into the country and Japanese people to leave. - The rule was put in place in 1633 and continued until 1853. - It was done in reaction to ambitious colonial and missionary expeditions from Spain and Portugal. - Christianity was prohibited and rewards were offered for informing the authorities regarding any Christians. - Any Japanese person attempting to leave the country was executed. - Any Japanese person trying to return after leaving would also be executed. - Japanese ships were forbidden to leave Japanese waters. - Only the trusted Dutch East India Company was allowed to dock it's merchant ships. - Prior to this era Japan took part in extensive international trade. - In 1852 the U.S. sent warships into Japanese waters to intimidate them into trading. - Japan opened it's boarders in 1853. About Interesting Shit? We are committed to telling the world’s greatest stories about history, geography and world culture. We are a group of insanely curious individuals who are inspired by the beautiful world that we live in. The digital world has not been able to digitize all things, and so much of the stories we aim to tell are the ones that are not well known today. The stories we tell blow our minds, and we hope that will blow your mind too. Subscribe to our newsletter so you can receive these stories regularly. Interesting Shit is an Educational Media Company with the aim of producing snack-able handmade content, and massively distributing this content on the most popular social platforms. Our aim is to connect curious readers with the world’s greatest stories and to build a community around history, geography and world culture. Visit our official site at: https://www.interestingshit.com/
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10 Unique Sounding Languages
 
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Clicks, clacks, whistles...humans have managed to turn almost any sound you can think of into a cohesive language. Recognize any of these?
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Residential Schools and Genocide in Canada
 
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Odds for a kid attending a Residential School in Canada and dying were greater than being killed in WWII. Indian Residential Schools date back to the 1870’s. The policy behind the government funded, church-run schools attempted to “kill the Indian in the child”. Over 130 residential schools were located across the country, with the last one closing in 1996. This is Canadian History... To learn more read the Truth and Reconciliation timeline: http://nctr.ca/exhibitions.php Subscribe to our Channel: https://goo.gl/RgDszL Read the full story at: https://www.interestingshit.com/culture/canadian-residential-schools/ Check out our most popular video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7W83K5Ly-tY Check out more Interesting Shit: Danger: The Ship Breakers of Bangladesh https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6MPHOUfzPQ8 Operation Fish - The Largest Transfer of Wealth in History https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z-oyqoz5RNE More Interesting facts about residential schools: - From the 1880's until 1996 150,000 First Nations children between 4 and 16 were sent to faraway boarding schools called 'residential schools' - This was an attempt to 'civilize the Indian'. - To 'assimilate them' into the dominant culture. - Kids spent 10 months away from their families. - Learning to speak English and being punished for speaking their own language. - Living conditions at the schools could be terrible. - Many of the children were physically and sexually abused. - Over 6000 children dies attending these schools, mostly from tuberculosis. - Some died from exposure, trying to escape. - The last residential school closed in 1996. About Interesting Shit? We are committed to telling the world’s greatest stories about history, geography and world culture. We are a group of insanely curious individuals who are inspired by the beautiful world that we live in. The digital world has not been able to digitize all things, and so much of the stories we aim to tell are the ones that are not well known today. The stories we tell blow our minds, and we hope that will blow your mind too. Subscribe to our newsletter so you can receive these stories regularly. Interesting Shit is an Educational Media Company with the aim of producing snack-able handmade content, and massively distributing this content on the most popular social platforms. Our aim is to connect curious readers with the world’s greatest stories and to build a community around history, geography and world culture. Visit our official site at: https://www.interestingshit.com/
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10 Amazing Ancient Egyptian Inventions
 
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Glad to be rid of that morning breath? Mints and toothpaste are just some of the things ancient Egyptians had a hand in creating. Read more stories like this at: https://insh.world Check out our most popular video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7W83K... Check out more Interesting Shit: 200 Reasons to Put Sudan on Your Travel Bucket List https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SqNaKJfjKw4 10 Day-to-Day Products That Were Radioactive https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lnRi_o3FbZs About INSH: We tell the world’s greatest underknown stories and facts about history, geography and world culture. Our stories are true, but either unknown or underknown. We aim to bring the marvel of these narratives, images or facts to your consciousness and hope that these inspiring tales make us look to the skies rather than to the ground. INSH is an Educational video company producing snack-able, short-form videos. Visit our official site at: https://www.interestingshit.com/ Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/INSH Like us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/INSH/ or follow on Instagram: instagram.com/interestingsh
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Famous People in History Who Smoked Weed
 
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These historical figures were like, so high, man. Watch more stories like this at: https://insh.world Check out more from INSH: Top 10 Women's Jobs That No Longer Exist https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i5TJJoIzSWg This Norwegian Town Needs Giant Mirrors to See the Sun https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jep1oPm1fMk About INSH: We tell the world’s greatest underknown stories and facts about history, geography and world culture. Our stories are true, but either unknown or underknown. We aim to bring the marvel of these narratives, images or facts to your consciousness and hope that these inspiring tales make us look to the skies rather than to the ground. INSH is an educational video company producing snackable, short-form videos. Visit our official site at: https://insh.world Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/INSH Like us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/INSH/ or follow on Instagram: instagram.com/interestingsh
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Africa is Slowly Creating a New Ocean
 
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Volcanic eruptions spewing red-hot magma & shifting tectonic plates mean our future maps of Africa will have a lot more blue on them. There is a new ocean on the way as two of Africa's tectonic plates move away from each other. Sounds dramatic except that this process is going to take 1 million years. More Interesting facts about Africa creating its own ocean: - A crack in the desert is expected to become the worlds next ocean. - 2 tectonic plates under Africa are moving away from each other. - In recent years a 60 km long fissure has appeared in Ethiopia. - The crack sealed itself with 2.5 cubic km of molten rock. - This volcanic activity is identical to what happens at the bottom of the oceans. - The fissure is widening at a rate of 2 cm per year. - Once formed the ocean would take on water from the Red sea and the Gulf of Aden. - The Horn of Africa will separate itself from the rest of the continent. - This process should take about 1 million years.
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This City Has Avocado Police, Dedicated to Fighting Mexican Cartels
 
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If you're in the multi-million dollar business of growing avocados and the drug cartels play the bully card, it's time to fight back. Subscribe to our Channel: https://goo.gl/RgDszL Read the full story at: https://insh.world/culture/mexicos-av... Check out our most popular video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7W83K... Check out more Interesting Shit: Narco Subs Are the Wave of the Future in Cocaine Smuggling https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZOJWf... Pablo Escobar's Sex-Crazed Cocaine Hippos https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qdVzN... More Interesting facts about This City Has Avocado Police, Dedicated to Fighting Mexican Cartels: From the beginning of Mexico's state-sanctioned war on drugs in 2006 until 2015, cartels flexing their muscles and working their way into the lucrative avocado trade resulted in 8,000 murders of farmers and their families. Rather than curb the drug trade, the war on drugs saw escalated levels of violence as cartels split into smaller factions and territorial disputes erupted. Avocado producers, some of whom are extremely wealthy, became targets of kidnapping and ransom demands - in some instances of their children. About INSH: We tell the world’s greatest underknown stories and facts about history, geography and world culture. Our stories are true, but either unknown or underknown. We aim to bring the marvel of these narratives, images or facts to your consciousness and hope that these inspiring tales make us look to the skies rather than to the ground. INSH is an Educational video company producing snack-able, short-form videos. Visit our official site at: https://www.interestingshit.com/ Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/INSH Like us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/INSH/ or follow on Instagram: instagram.com/interestingsh
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10 Good News Stories You May Not Have Heard Of
 
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You might not always be able to tell from your newsfeed, but the world isn't all doom and gloom right now. There's actually a lot to be happy about, and we've got the feel-good proof right here. Subscribe to our Channel: https://goo.gl/RgDszL Read the full story at: https://www.interestingshit.com/culture/10-good-news-stories/ Check out our most popular video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7W83K5Ly-tY Check out more Interesting Shit: The True Story behind the movie ‘Gold’ https://youtu.be/OwLXXhdk4Iw Antoine de Saint-Exupéry: The man behind the Little Prince https://youtu.be/UyazUqEfTHA More Interesting facts about 10 good news stories you didn't hear about: 1: Due to conservation the Manta Ray, Giant Panda, Tasmanian Devil, Blue Butterfly and the Oryx are all off the endangered species list. 2: Scientists accidentally discovered the wax worms can consume plastics quickly. 3: A filter has been invented that turns sea water into drinking water. 4: Solar and wind energy is cheaper than fossil fuels in over 30 countries. 5: A new solar powered device can pull water right out of desert air. 6: Scientists have grown a lamb in an artificial womb, a breakthrough for premature babies. 7: European energy companies pledge no new coal plants from 2020. 8: 17000 doctors in India are delivering girls for free to help change the stigma that having a boy is better. 9: 2 Doctors in Nepal with the people they've trained have helped restore sight to over 4 million people. 10: India has pledged to make every single car electric by 2030. About Interesting Shit? We are committed to telling the world’s greatest stories about history, geography and world culture. We are a group of insanely curious individuals who are inspired by the beautiful world that we live in. The digital world has not been able to digitize all things, and so much of the stories we aim to tell are the ones that are not well known today. The stories we tell blow our minds, and we hope that will blow your mind too. Subscribe to our newsletter so you can receive these stories regularly. Interesting Shit is an Educational Media Company with the aim of producing snack-able handmade content, and massively distributing this content on the most popular social platforms. Our aim is to connect curious readers with the world’s greatest stories and to build a community around history, geography and world culture. Visit our official site at: https://www.interestingshit.com/
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Cancer, Marathons, and Terry Fox's Legacy of Hope
 
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Imagine running 143 marathons in 143 days, and on one leg. Cancer victim Terry Fox was a lot of things to a lot of people, but thanks to what began with his cross-country Marathon of Hope his epic story continues to provide two things vital in the fight against cancer: inspiration and funding. #awesome Subscribe to our Channel: https://goo.gl/RgDszL Read the full story at: https://www.interestingshit.com/culture/terry-fox/ Check out our most popular video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7W83K5Ly-tY Check out more Interesting Shit: Danger: The Ship Breakers of Bangladesh https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6MPHOUfzPQ8 Operation Fish - The Largest Transfer of Wealth in History https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z-oyqoz5RNE Some Interesting facts behind the Terry Fox Legacy: - Imagine running a marathon every day for 143 days on one leg. - In 1980, cancer sufferer Terry fox organized a cross Canada run to boost cancer awareness. - His goal was to raise $1 for each of Canada's 24 million residents. - In 1981, after 3,339 miles (5373km) Terry was forced to stop as the cancer had spread to his lungs. - He raised over $24 Million. Surpassing his goal. - A run in Terry's name takes place each year in 40 countries around the world. - With the support from his family, the Terry Fox Foundation has raised $700 Million to fight cancer. - Terry never gave up and now his spirit lives on. About Interesting Shit? We are committed to telling the world’s greatest stories about history, geography and world culture. We are a group of insanely curious individuals who are inspired by the beautiful world that we live in. The digital world has not been able to digitize all things, and so much of the stories we aim to tell are the ones that are not well known today. The stories we tell blow our minds, and we hope that will blow your mind too. Subscribe to our newsletter so you can receive these stories regularly. Interesting Shit is an Educational Media Company with the aim of producing snack-able handmade content, and massively distributing this content on the most popular social platforms. Our aim is to connect curious readers with the world’s greatest stories and to build a community around history, geography and world culture. Visit our official site at: https://www.interestingshit.com/
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How to Say You're Sorry, According to Science
 
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Have you ever tried to apologize to someone, and just ended up making things worse? We all have. Mistakes are a regular part of our everyday lives, and when they affect the people around us, we do whatever we can to try and make it better. But a lot of us are doing it wrong, so wouldn't you like to know the most effective way to say you're sorry? Transcript and sources: https://insh.world/uncategorized/how-to-say-youre-sorry-according-to-science/ Visit our official site at: https://insh.world Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/INSH Like us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/INSH/
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20 Good News Stories 2018
 
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Doesn’t anything good ever happen? Yes it does. Visit our official site at: https://insh.world Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/INSH Like us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/INSH/
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Where Do Navy Ships Go to Die?
 
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Interesting Shit's Bob Thissen visited a navy graveyard called Landevennec in France. It is the 5th largest in the world. #forgotten Check out Interestingshit.com for more on the story. Check out Bob Thissen's work around the world: http://bobthissen.com https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC73dVtWf9mpjiWYkXyIlm7A Subscribe to our Channel: https://goo.gl/RgDszL Read the full story at: https://www.interestingshit.com Check out our most popular video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7W83K5Ly-tY Check out more Interesting Shit: The Man Who Walks Backwards to Help Move World Peace Forwards https://youtu.be/70d6k8ddJnQ Shakespeare Behind Bars https://youtu.be/i4FiSBZ8hA4 More Interesting facts about where navy ships go to die. - Navy ships are sent to ship graveyards, where they rot away and are occasionally used for parts. - Interesting Shit's Bob Thissen went to one of these naval cemeteries. - The fifth largest one in the world is at Landevennec, France. - Surrounded by bush and high land, the waters are calm. - Meaning that it isn't easy to sneak into. - Naval police have a special unit designed to keep the ships safe and trespassers out. - Once inside, Bob was able to explore the ships. - Some ships include: The Soviet built, hydro-foil ferry, Kometa. - The Clemenceau, a French aircraft carrier that served between 1961 and 1997. - The famous anti-air cruiser the Colbert. - It was named after Louis XIV's minister of finance, Jean-Baptiste Colbert, serving the navy from 1956 to 1991, acting as flagship for Frances Mediterranean squad. - She did active service in the Gulf War before becoming a museum ship in 1993. - Almost every room inside the Colbert remains intact, each room organized and decorated as if it was in the past. - The Colbert closed for public viewing in 2006. - these are the last images of these chips as it was towed away for demolition in 2016. About Interesting Shit? We are committed to telling the world’s greatest stories about history, geography and world culture. We are a group of insanely curious individuals who are inspired by the beautiful world that we live in. The digital world has not been able to digitize all things, and so much of the stories we aim to tell are the ones that are not well known today. The stories we tell blow our minds, and we hope that will blow your mind too. Subscribe to our newsletter so you can receive these stories regularly. Interesting Shit is an Educational Media Company with the aim of producing snack-able handmade content, and massively distributing this content on the most popular social platforms. Our aim is to connect curious readers with the world’s greatest stories and to build a community around history, geography and world culture. Visit our official site at: https://www.interestingshit.com/
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10 Famous Female Scientists in History
 
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Women have had an uphill battle to be seen as equals in the workplace. Here are Ten Notable Women of Science in History. They are inventors, pioneers, trailblazers and innovators. These women all earned their place in history by making a global impact in their fields. Subscribe to our Channel: https://goo.gl/RgDszL Read the full story at: https://www.interestingshit.com/science/10-women-shaped-science-know/ Check out our most popular video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7W83K5Ly-tY Check out more Interesting Shit: Danger: The Ship Breakers of Bangladesh https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6MPHOUfzPQ8 Operation Fish - The Largest Transfer of Wealth in History https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z-oyqoz5RNE Ten Notable Women In History: 1: Dorothy Hodgkin Won the Nobel Prize for developing protein crystallography which determined the structure of bio molecules. 2: Rosalind Franklin A biophysicist who produced the first X-ray diffraction images of DNA. 3: Barbara McClintock Won the Nobel Prize in physiology when she discovered the ability for genes to change position on chromosomes 4: Maria Goeppert-Mayer Won the Nobel prize in Physics in 1963 for her work explaining how the atomic nuclei is structured. 5: Katherine Johnson Physicist and mathematician who worked for NASA. She was known for her accuracy in calculating trajectories and launch windows. 6: Gertrude Elion She won the Nobel prize for medicine for her work in developing drugs to treat AIDS and malaria. 7: Irène Joliot-Curie She won the Nobel prize for chemistry after finding artificial radioactivity. 8: Hedy Lamarr She invented technology that is used in WiFi and bluetooth and was inducted into the inventor's Hall of Fame. 9: Lisa Meitner she discovered Protactinium and nuclear fission. 10: Marie Curie She was the first woman to win a Nobel prize for physics in 1903. She won the prize again in 1911 for chemistry. About Interesting Shit? We are committed to telling the world’s greatest stories about history, geography and world culture. We are a group of insanely curious individuals who are inspired by the beautiful world that we live in. The digital world has not been able to digitize all things, and so much of the stories we aim to tell are the ones that are not well known today. The stories we tell blow our minds, and we hope that will blow your mind too. Subscribe to our newsletter so you can receive these stories regularly. Interesting Shit is an Educational Media Company with the aim of producing snack-able handmade content, and massively distributing this content on the most popular social platforms. Our aim is to connect curious readers with the world’s greatest stories and to build a community around history, geography and world culture. Visit our official site at: https://www.interestingshit.com/
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Types Of Bacteria That Live On Your Skin
 
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Take a close look at your hands. A real close look. See all these microscopic critters? Your skin is home to around 1,000 species of bacteria that make up your skin flora. Are they all bad? Do they do anything more than just make you sick? Or do we need bacteria as much as they need us? Transcript and sources: https://insh.world/science/types-of-bacteria-that-live-on-your-skin/ Watch more about Your Amazing Body: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLSG9IRx05GOkB-mIjOcN5lgpn30GVvdrL Watch Your Amazing Body on Facebook Watch: https://www.facebook.com/YourAmazingBodyShow/ Visit our official site at: https://insh.world Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/INSH Like us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/INSH/
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10 Greatest Scientific Breakthroughs of 2017
 
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When it comes to amazing discoveries, 2017 will be remembered as the year when what was once only science fiction became science fact. Subscribe to our Channel: https://goo.gl/RgDszL Read the full story at: https://www.interestingshit.com/science/10-greatest-scientific-breakthroughs-of-2017/ Check out our most popular video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7W83K... Check out more Interesting Shit: The Secret Underground World of the Hang Son Doong Cave https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d3NqL... Top 10 Animals We Could Bring Back From Extinction https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x08u2... More Interesting facts about The 10 Greatest Scientific Breakthroughs of 2017: The scientific community had a busy year in 2017. From the advancements in the cut-and-pasting of CRISPR genetic editing to being able to detect gravitational waves for the first time when stars collide, scientists cleared some major hurdles. And not just in the DeepMind, artificial intelligence sort of way. About Interesting Shit: We are committed to telling the world’s greatest stories about history, geography and world culture. We are a group of insanely curious individuals who are inspired by the beautiful world that we live in. The digital world has not been able to digitize all things, and so much of the stories we aim to tell are the ones that are not well known today. The stories we tell blow our minds, and we hope that will blow your mind too. Subscribe to our newsletter so you can receive these stories regularly. Interesting Shit is an Educational Media Company with the aim of producing snack-able handmade content, and massively distributing this content on the most popular social platforms. Our aim is to connect curious readers with the world’s greatest stories and to build a community around history, geography and world culture. Visit our official site at: https://www.interestingshit.com/
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The True Story of Pocahontas Was No Disney Fairytale
 
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For this historical figure over time fiction has become fact. Find out about the real woman behind the story Disney never animated for you. Subscribe to our Channel: https://goo.gl/RgDszL Read the full story at: https://www.interestingshit.com/people/true-story-pocahontas-no-disney-fairytale/ Check out our most popular video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7W83K5Ly-tY Check out more Interesting Shit: The Secret Nazi Weather Station in North America https://youtu.be/OC3LHfDCS-w Lake Mead’s B-29 Superfortress is Underwater History https://youtu.be/fzaiU2Zeelo More Interesting facts about the truth behind Pocahontas: - Her real name was Matoaka. - 'Pocahontas' means 'Playful One' and was her nickname for being mischievous. - Legend says that in 1607 Pocahontas saved an the Englishman John Smith from a fatal beating. - Smith's head was placed on a block and Pocahontas was said to have placed her head on his to protect it. - Legend also says that Smith and Pocahontas fell in love and lived happily ever after. - In reality Pocahontas was 10 years old and Smith in his late 20's. - Historians now think the Smith had mistaken a tribal welcome ceremony as a threat. - In 1613 Pocahontas was taken hostage by the British as part of a trade dispute with the Natives. - In 1614 Pocahontas was baptized and given the name Rebecca and was forced to marry john Rolfe. - She moved to England where she is rumoured to have become a social butterfly. - She passed away in 1617 in Gravesend , England at the age of 21. About Interesting Shit? We are committed to telling the world’s greatest stories about history, geography and world culture. We are a group of insanely curious individuals who are inspired by the beautiful world that we live in. The digital world has not been able to digitize all things, and so much of the stories we aim to tell are the ones that are not well known today. The stories we tell blow our minds, and we hope that will blow your mind too. Subscribe to our newsletter so you can receive these stories regularly. Interesting Shit is an Educational Media Company with the aim of producing snack-able handmade content, and massively distributing this content on the most popular social platforms. Our aim is to connect curious readers with the world’s greatest stories and to build a community around history, geography and world culture. Visit our official site at: https://www.interestingshit.com/
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Why Canada Keeps Leaving Bottles of Whiskey on a Remote Island Called Hans Island
 
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A remote hunk of rock is the subject of a territorial dispute between two very polite countries who leave booze everytime they claim it back. Hans Island. Subscribe to our Channel: https://goo.gl/RgDszL Read the full story at: https://www.interestingshit.com/geo/canada-keeps-leaving-bottles-whiskey-remote-island/ Check out our most popular video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7W83K5Ly-tY Check out more Interesting Shit: The Man Who Survived Two Atomic Bombs https://youtu.be/2WryIQiNVyE 10 Facts (You Didn't Know) About Antarctica https://youtu.be/Nr-FtG5V0JI More Interesting facts about bottles of whiskey on a remote island: - Canada keeps leaving whiskery bottles on a remote island. - Hans Island is a 1.2 sq km island in the Arctic's Nares Strait. - It sits halfway between Ellesmere Island, Canada and Greenland, Denmark. - Since the 1930's both countries have been claiming the territory as their own. - The uninhabited island is made of rock with no natural resources. - In 1984 Canadian troops visited the island and jokingly planted their flag. - They left a bottle of Canadian Whiskey for the Danish, "Visitors To Canada." - A few years later Danish troops returned the favor for "Visitors To Denmark" and a bottle of Danish Schnapps for the next "Canadian Tourists." - In 2015, a proposal was put forth that both countries could share the territory. - No resolution was reached between these two NATO allies. - The good natured "Whiskey War" continues. About Interesting Shit? We are committed to telling the world’s greatest stories about history, geography and world culture. We are a group of insanely curious individuals who are inspired by the beautiful world that we live in. The digital world has not been able to digitize all things, and so much of the stories we aim to tell are the ones that are not well known today. The stories we tell blow our minds, and we hope that will blow your mind too. Subscribe to our newsletter so you can receive these stories regularly. Interesting Shit is an Educational Media Company with the aim of producing snack-able handmade content, and massively distributing this content on the most popular social platforms. Our aim is to connect curious readers with the world’s greatest stories and to build a community around history, geography and world culture. Visit our official site at: https://www.interestingshit.com/
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Seven Bizarre Animal Survival Traits
 
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The world can be a harsh place to live sometimes, especially for those who are small, blind or bad at swimming. From regeneration, to walking on water; these animals know how to survive in the wild. Most creatures don't have the luxury of air conditioning, or readily available drinking water. But do have some bizarre skills to help them out in the nastiest places on the planet. Here are seven animals who are serious about survival. Transcript and sources: https://insh.world/nature/seven-bizarre-animal-survival-traits/ Visit our official site at: https://insh.world Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/INSH Like us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/INSH/
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The Indian Man Who Planted a Forest to Save an Island
 
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This man spent 30 years planting a forest bigger than Central Park to create a new ecosystem and save his island home. Subscribe to our Channel: https://goo.gl/RgDszL Read the full story at: https://www.interestingshit.com Check out our most popular video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7W83K5Ly-tY Check out more Interesting Shit: Centralia: The Town That Won't Stop Burning https://youtu.be/m9js5kldVGE The Comet That Changed Humanity https://youtu.be/HguO7lQccfw More Interesting facts about The Indian Man Who Planted a Forest to Save an Island - One man is responsible for saving his island home and turning it from desert to green space. - Jadav 'Molai' Payeng began planting seeds on Majuli, an Indian island decimated by erosion, in 1979. - By the time his work was noticed, in 2009, he’d planted a forest larger than Central Park. - Payeng's efforts started at 16 when he discovered snakes washing ashore during monsoon season. - Erosion along a sandbar on the Brahmaputra River had destroyed the vegetation wildlife needed for cover. - So how did one man single-handedly turn a barren wasteland into an oasis now called the Molai Woods? - Armed with knowledge he gained from his job as a forestry worker, Payeng began planting thousands of trees. - Not only is Majuli thriving, giving hope to its 150,000 residents, but a new ecosystem has taken root. - A herd of 110 Indian elephants now call Molai Woods home, as do tigers, birds, apes and other creatures. - Payeng’s original goal was to plant 1,236 acres' (500 hectares’) worth of trees. He accomplished that in five years. - Now in his 50s, Payeng-known to many as the Forest Man-isn’t slowing down. - He’s working on planting 5,000 acres (2,023 hectares) of trees on a nearby sandbar in desperate need of help." - Never doubt the good deeds a single person can do when motivated by a greater good. About Interesting Shit? We are committed to telling the world’s greatest stories about history, geography and world culture. We are a group of insanely curious individuals who are inspired by the beautiful world that we live in. The digital world has not been able to digitize all things, and so much of the stories we aim to tell are the ones that are not well known today. The stories we tell blow our minds, and we hope that will blow your mind too. Subscribe to our newsletter so you can receive these stories regularly. Interesting Shit is an Educational Media Company with the aim of producing snack-able handmade content, and massively distributing this content on the most popular social platforms. Our aim is to connect curious readers with the world’s greatest stories and to build a community around history, geography and world culture. Visit our official site at: https://www.interestingshit.com/
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Only the Strong Survive Recess
 
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Would the kids of today survive the death-defying playgrounds of the past? Perhaps. Their parents? Chances are good for a heart attack. Subscribe to our Channel: https://goo.gl/RgDszL Read the full story at: https://www.interestingshit.com/history/playground-equipment-of-yesterday-that-would-give-todays-parents-cold-sweats/ Check out our most popular video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7W83K... Check out more Interesting Shit: This Is the Longest Traffic Jam In the World https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8RLKs... 10 Stubborn People Who Refused to Move Out https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oKJuv... More Interesting facts about Only the Strong Survive Recess: A quick Google search of 'playground dangers' comes back with 535,000 matching webpages and videos. For a modern-day parent trying to avoid their child being hurt while engaging in some innocent outdoor peer interaction, what they read or view might make them decide to wrap their offspring in a perma-padded outfit. For that same parent, the very thought of anyone playing on the equipment from the early 1900s geared specifically towards children would definitely be a panic attack in the making. About Interesting Shit: We are committed to telling the world’s greatest stories about history, geography and world culture. We are a group of insanely curious individuals who are inspired by the beautiful world that we live in. The digital world has not been able to digitize all things, and so much of the stories we aim to tell are the ones that are not well known today. The stories we tell blow our minds, and we hope that will blow your mind too. Subscribe to our newsletter so you can receive these stories regularly. Interesting Shit is an Educational Media Company with the aim of producing snack-able handmade content, and massively distributing this content on the most popular social platforms. Our aim is to connect curious readers with the world’s greatest stories and to build a community around history, geography and world culture. Visit our official site at: https://www.interestingshit.com/
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