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The Catacombs Of Paris

l’Ossuaire Municipal. It’s the resting place of the remains of six million people, hidden from sunlight in part of the underground mines of Paris, France. The Catacombs of Paris were created in the 18th century as an answer to the problem of overflowing cemeteries, particularly within the city limits. The way things worked back then, …

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New Species Discovered In Peru, And My Thoughts On Cryptozoology

I’ve never had much of an interest in cryptozoology, and here’s why: we’re constantly discovering new species. Just recently, scientists uncovered eight previously unobserved mammals in northern Peru. These are animals we’ve never seen before, hidden in the forests of the Tabaconas Namballe National Sanctuary. What this tells me — and what I think every …

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Scientific Mission Hopes To Explore The Earth’s Mantle

Scientists hope to bring back the world’s first fresh samples of Earth’s mantle, in a $1 billion mission dubbed “the most challenging endeavor in the history of Earth science.” They’ll do so by venturing out into the middle of the Pacific Ocean, where comparatively thin mid-ocean ridges exist. These should, in theory, allow geologists to …

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A Herobrine Minecraft Skin

Speaking of Minecraft, I get a lot of hits these days from people searching for either the default Steve Minecraft skin, or a Herobrine one. They probably leave disappointed. So (and I’m very close to entering off-topic territory here, so I apologize), I thought I’d just fix that problem real quick. Here’s the default Steve …

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The Madness Of Minecraft

There’s something altogether Lovecraftian about Minecraft. It’s not the story — Minecraft doesn’t have a story, per se. It’s the world. A limitless expanse, filled with strange creatures hidden in dark chasms and deep, forgotten mine shafts.

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Whatever Happened To The End Of The World?

You know, I’m actually surprised. In the lead-up to Y2K, you couldn’t turn on a TV without seeing something about the coming Dark Ages. It was all the rage on Coast to Coast AM, and even slightly incorporated into John Titor’s Excellent Adventure. There were Y2K toys. Disaster kits, computer upgrades, New Year’s Eve parties …