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Transfiguration Monastery in Samovodene, Bulgaria

Colorful frescoes fill the interior of this 19th-century monastery. Though their colors are bright and inviting, the subjects they portray are rather dark and foreboding. The first monastery building in this area was established in medieval times and gained autonomy in the 14th century. Over the years, it was attacked many times by Ottoman conquerors…

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Ehrenfest’s Signature Wall in Leiden, Netherlands

Paul Ehrenfest was an Austrian theoretical physicist, a close friend of Albert Einstein, and the head of the physics department at Leiden University in the Netherlands. He was an enthusiastic and engaged professor, and even hosted a monthly dinner and lecture combination that has been going strong since 1912. At the end of each of these…

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8 Extremely Native Mascots That Are Price Cheering For

Why does an English football club have a hippo for a mascot? It’s all local history. Barrington Coombs / EMPICS/PA Images via Getty ImagesYou need look no further than the rise of Gritty for proof that a costumed mascot can energize people. Partly, that’s because behind any good mascot’s cartoonish appearance or over-the-top behavior, there’s…

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World’s 25 Scariest Timorous Vacationer Destinations

Are you interested in the paranormal? Do you like visiting and reading about actual destinations that have stories and legends of ghosts and hauntings? Whether you are a believer or not, there are many places around the world that capitalize on the history of the goings on at their location. There are usually many anecdotal…

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25 Most Strange, Surreal Natural Wonders on Earth

There are some truly bizarre, surreal and stunning natural wonders in this world we live in. Some of them we may be lucky enough to live nearby or travel to once or twice in our lifetime. Others, we may only ever get to enjoy through other people’s camera lenses. Here are 25 places on earth…

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25 Chronicle Areas to Skedaddle to in China

One of the first known civilizations in the world, China covers a vast land area and has some 5000 of years of rich history.  The country is divided into a total of 32 regions and contains some of the most spectacular structures and scenery on the planet. The many epic locations to visit in China…