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9 Tourist Scams You Should Watch Out For
June 26, 2015

Sometimes when you’re on vacation, you’re also on a vacation from common sense. Be warned of scammers and con artists from around the world. Here are 9 tourists ...

It’s A Stingray! It’s A Star Fish! No, it’s…an Octopus?!?!

If you read my article on jellyfish you know I have a fearful love of the ocean. It’s filled with wondrous creatures that captivate me and strike fear into my ...

How the Hawaiian Shirt Invented Casual Fridays

It’s hard to believe that this one brightly colored shirt is the reason most of us in the United States can wear jeans to work on Fridays, but it’s true! ...

11 Disneyland Theme Park Attractions That Were Never Built

While Disneyland features some of the iconic rides and attractions, sometimes Disney doesn’t built every ride Imagineers design. Here are 11 Disneyland theme ...

The Amazing Story of the Baboon Gang Leader
May 8, 2015

It’s not uncommon for baboons in South Africa to come close to people, but it is uncommon for them to start gangs and steal from tourists. But that’s ...

16 Facts To Know About the Taj Mahal Before it Closes to the Public

In 2013, UNESCO (United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization) announced that the Taj Mahal in India will be closed to the public within 5 ...

The Secret Terrorist Identifiers The TSA Doesn’t Want You To Know

Ever since the establishment of the TSA (Transportation Security Administration), it has been met with much scrutiny. Today, an official TSA document was leaked ...

You Have Died Of Dysentery: 15 Facts About The Real Oregon Trail

As a child of the ’90s, I played A LOT of “Oregon Trail” at school. It wasn’t until I got a little older that I realized there had been an ...

8 Facts About Ancient Wonder: The Colossus of Rhodes

There are many wonders of the ancient world, but few were as impressive as the great Colossus of Rhodes. Let’s check out some fun facts of this long forgotten ...

Robert Ballard, The Unsinkable Man

In 1985, Robert Ballard discovered the sunken skeleton of the RMS Titanic, one of the biggest discoveries pretty much ever. Ballard would go on to discover the ...

The Most Dangerous Walkway In The World: Caminito del Rey Reopens
March 25, 2015

Tucked away near the tiny village of El Chorro in Spain, the Caminito del Rey recently found itself out of commission after several hiking deaths. The limestone ...

7 Facts About the Challenger Deep (AKA The Scariest Part Of The Ocean)

Thalassophobia: an intense and persistent fear of the sea. I’ve only recently discovered the actual term for this phobia that I’ve suffered from for ...

6 Best American Cities to Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day

St. Patrick’s Day is fun in almost any city, Irish population or not, but there is a majesty that comes with a proper St. Patrick’s Day celebration. ...

7 Green Travel Destinations and 1 Parking Garage

As humans, we sort of suck when it comes to keeping the world we live in a happy and healthy place. Of course, this isn’t set in stone and we can all do our ...

Cat Island Is a Real Place and I Want To Go!

The island of Tashirojima lies in the Pacific Ocean off the Oshika Peninsula and it’s home to more cats than the internet could handle. For every ONE person, ...

The 12 Oddest Ice Cream Flavors From Around The World
February 27, 2015

In my last Phactual article, we already established that ice cream is probably the best food ever. A dish of chocolate, a cone of vanilla, a banana split – we ...

11 Spectacular Natural Sites Too Weird to Believe Actually Exist
February 24, 2015

We’re all familiar with the world’s major natural wonders, but while the big hitters like the Grand Canyon, Niagara Falls,  and Old Faithful may get all ...

6 Tiny Homes You Will Want To Live In

Size matters: Bigger isn’t always better and in a world short on space, our carbon footprint is something to consider. Architecturally efficient homes are ...

Freezing Festivals: 7 Winter Celebrations Around the World

If you’re sick of the cold and snow, you’re not alone. Some countries have a knack for embracing the long winter season by celebrating it and hold ...

Atlantic City’s Become a Ghost Town, and These 5 Casinos Haunt It

Over the past year or so, Atlantic City has gone from seedy to almost outright creepy. As you drift through the Trump Taj Mahal you’ll likely see ghosts sitting in ...

8 Awful Ways People Have Died at the Grand Canyon
February 4, 2015

Grand Canyon National Park, located in Arizona, is an amazing national treasure. Most of the millions of visitors to the area leave happy and healthy, but as the ...

The Stanley Hotel and Other Creepy Accommodations in the U.S.
January 29, 2015

If you’re traveling and in the mood to get completely creeped out as you bed down for the night, these hair-raising hotels may be just what you’re ...

7 Other Stone Circles Aside From Stonehenge
January 23, 2015

You’re likely familiar with Stonehenge in south central England, but did you know that the locals there were not the only ancient societies busy erecting stone ...

10 Strange Facts About Stonehenge
January 22, 2015

The mysterious prehistoric monument, known as Stonehenge, is located on the Salisbury Plain in central southern England and has fascinated man for many, many ...

6 Cool Exhibits You’ll Find at the British Museum
January 22, 2015

Established in 1753, the British Museum, located in London, England, is home to over 8 million pieces, telling the story of human culture. There are items from every ...