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9 Tourist Scams You Should Watch Out For
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9 Tourist Scams You Should Watch Out For

Sometimes when you’re on vacation, you’re also on a vacation

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

If you read my article on jellyfish you know I

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How the Hawaiian Shirt Invented Casual Fridays
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How the Hawaiian Shirt Invented Casual Fridays

It’s hard to believe that this one brightly colored shirt

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11 Disneyland Theme Park Attractions That Were Never Built
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11 Disneyland Theme Park Attractions That Were Never Built

While Disneyland features some of the iconic rides and attractions,

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The Amazing Story of the Baboon Gang Leader
Travel

The Amazing Story of the Baboon Gang Leader

It’s not uncommon for baboons in South Africa to come

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

In 2013, UNESCO (United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization)

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

Ever since the establishment of the TSA (Transportation Security Administration),

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

As a child of the ’90s, I played A LOT

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8 Facts About Ancient Wonder: The Colossus of Rhodes
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8 Facts About Ancient Wonder: The Colossus of Rhodes

There are many wonders of the ancient world, but few

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Robert Ballard, The Unsinkable Man
History Travel

Robert Ballard, The Unsinkable Man

In 1985, Robert Ballard discovered the sunken skeleton of the

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The Most Dangerous Walkway In The World: Caminito del Rey Reopens
Travel

The Most Dangerous Walkway In The World: Caminito del Rey Reopens

Tucked away near the tiny village of El Chorro in

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7 Facts About the Challenger Deep (AKA The Scariest Part Of The Ocean)
Geography History Science Travel

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

Thalassophobia: an intense and persistent fear of the sea. I’ve

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

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

St. Patrick’s Day is fun in almost any city, Irish

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7 Green Travel Destinations and 1 Parking Garage
Geography Travel

7 Green Travel Destinations and 1 Parking Garage

As humans, we sort of suck when it comes to

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

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

The island of Tashirojima lies in the Pacific Ocean off

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The 12 Oddest Ice Cream Flavors From Around The World
Food Travel

The 12 Oddest Ice Cream Flavors From Around The World

In my last Phactual article, we already established that ice cream

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11 Spectacular Natural Sites Too Weird to Believe Actually Exist
Science Travel

11 Spectacular Natural Sites Too Weird to Believe Actually Exist

We’re all familiar with the world’s major natural wonders, but

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6 Tiny Homes You Will Want To Live In
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6 Tiny Homes You Will Want To Live In

Size matters: Bigger isn’t always better and in a world

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Freezing Festivals: 7 Winter Celebrations Around the World
Geography Lifestyle Travel

Freezing Festivals: 7 Winter Celebrations Around the World

If you’re sick of the cold and snow, you’re not

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

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

Over the past year or so, Atlantic City has gone

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8 Awful Ways People Have Died at the Grand Canyon
History Travel

8 Awful Ways People Have Died at the Grand Canyon

Grand Canyon National Park, located in Arizona, is an amazing

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The Stanley Hotel and Other Creepy Accommodations in the U.S.
History Travel

The Stanley Hotel and Other Creepy Accommodations in the U.S.

If you’re traveling and in the mood to get completely

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7 Other Stone Circles Aside From Stonehenge
History Travel

7 Other Stone Circles Aside From Stonehenge

You’re likely familiar with Stonehenge in south central England, but

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10 Strange Facts About Stonehenge
History Travel

10 Strange Facts About Stonehenge

The mysterious prehistoric monument, known as Stonehenge, is located on

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6 Cool Exhibits You’ll Find at the British Museum
History Travel

6 Cool Exhibits You’ll Find at the British Museum

Established in 1753, the British Museum, located in London, England,