Friday, August 11, 2017

How Dozens of German Officers Escaped a WWII Prison Camp, "Tissue" Paper Made From Real Tissue, Trans-Atlantic Balloon Crossings and More

 
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This Newly Excavated Underground Tunnel Reveals How 83 German Officers Escaped a World War II Prison Camp
 
This Newly Excavated Underground Tunnel Reveals How 83 German Officers Escaped a World War II Prison Camp
 
 
Is This Baby Animal the Last Common Ancestor of Humans and Apes?
 
Is This Baby Animal the Last Common Ancestor of Humans and Apes?
 
 
This "Tissue" Paper Is Made From Real Tissue
 
This "Tissue" Paper Is Made From Real Tissue
 
 
Georgia College Gifted Farm Where Flannery O'Connor Composed Southern Gothic
 
Georgia College Gifted Farm Where Flannery O'Connor Composed Southern Gothic
 
 
Scientists Are Using This Collection of Wood Samples to Combat Illegal Logging
 
Scientists Are Using This Collection of Wood Samples to Combat Illegal Logging
 
 
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Two 'Lost' Alberto Giacometti Drawings Found in Antique Dealer's Collection
 
Two ‘Lost’ Alberto Giacometti Drawings Found in Antique Dealer’s Collection
 
 
Alcatraz Wasn't Always 'Uncle Sam's Devil's Island'
 
Alcatraz Wasn't Always 'Uncle Sam's Devil's Island'
 
 
A Brief History of Trans-Atlantic Balloon Crossings
 
A Brief History of Trans-Atlantic Balloon Crossings
 
 
A Virtual Exhibit Unites Vincent van Gogh's Sunflowers
 
A Virtual Exhibit Unites Vincent van Gogh's Sunflowers
 
 
 
Ruth Pfau, "Mother of Leprosy Patients," Has Died
 
Ruth Pfau, "Mother of Leprosy Patients," Has Died
 
 
Cremation Rates Reach All-Time High in the U.S.
 
Cremation Rates Reach All-Time High in the U.S.
 
 
The Surprising Origins of Kotex Pads
 
The Surprising Origins of Kotex Pads
 
 
Today in History
 
On this day in 1973, pioneering artist Clive Campbell, called DJ Kool Herc, threw a house party in the Bronx, where he used the break in music to give birth to hip-hop. Campbell is considered the godfather of hip-hop today, but the genre's forebearers go back decades. Discover the musical legacy of hip-hop.
 
 
 
 
Photo of the Day
 
After working early in the morning, fishermen in Tam Giang Lagoon pull their boats anchored together. This lagoon located in the beach of Thua Thien - Hue Province, central Vietnam. Depth of the shore is about 50 cm, although along its avarage length there runs a channel 2 m deep. From the aerial perspective, the boats are arranged like the wings of a flower.
 
"Flower Boat" Photo by Tran Tuan Viet
 
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