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The Ominous Mask of the Scottish Prophet

A Scottish clan inherited this mask as a sacred relic until the 19th century. However, in 1840 when the clan…

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History

Interesting facts about Mary Slessor and the killing of twins

A Scottish woman, Mary Slessor, made great efforts to stop the killing of newborn twins as a common practice in…

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Health

Prescription writing: Woman ends up applying erect!le dysfunction cream to eye

She tried to decipher the prescription writing but failed to do so and ended up applying an erect!le dysfunction cream…

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History

An ancient settlement of elves in the Orkney Islands

As you know, elves are fairy–tale characters. But they had their own prototype – the Irish and Scottish Sidhe, or…

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History

Stories about selkies and the amazing mythical seal people

The unusual sea people are called selkies and “live” in Scotland on the Orkney and Shetland Islands. However, the “habitat”…

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History

Why English phone booths are red?

Alexander Bell, a Scottish physicist, invented the telephone, which swiftly achieved international fame and extensive usage.

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The funniest misconceptions and myths about different countries

There are so many different misunderstandings about various places across the globe and so many myths! It’s often tough to…

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History

10 discoveries made by natural disasters

Natural disasters are often only harmful. It is unlikely that anyone will rejoice in high waves, drought, or strong winds.…

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History

How charismatic swindler, Gregor MacGregor, robbed half of the world without punishment

A Brigadier General of the Venezuelan Army named Gregor MacGregor can safely claim the laurels of Ostap Bender. This charismatic…

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Top 5

The most beautiful gardens in the world

What can we remember from the most incredible gardens on our planet? Perhaps one of the seven wonders of the…

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History

Home of fairies, warrior queens, fairy castles: mystical island in Scotland

Over the centuries, histories and tales have formed around the Isle of Skye. They are still closely intertwined with its…

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5 famous mysterious places historians argue their existence

The unknown distance has always attracted people. Everything mysterious, lost, and unattainable invariably attracted various dreamers, treasure seekers, and adventurers.

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