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Welcome to the driest place on earth. The Atacama Desert receives rain every 100 years, if at all. In fact, the only town in the desert hasn't seen rain yet. How do the locals survive?
The world's fastest land snake has been known to overtake people on galloping horses. It might not be that fast but the black mamba isn't one snake you can outrun. Read on for more details.
Have you ever wondered what it is about gum that allows you to have hours of chewing and bubble blowing fun? Did you know that what you are chewing isn't that much different than rubber bands?
If you followed the news in February, 2001, you must have heard about the man with a case of road rage who threw a dog into traffic. Horrible, yes. But worse things have happened to humans.
Portuguese Man-of-Wars looks like a jellyfish with long tentacles and a sail. They are well known for their painful sting. Toxins from the tentacles are almost as powerful as a cobra's venom.
We've all heard stories about bugs crawling into people's ears and staying there. Find out what happened to John Hanning Speke after a beetle crawled in his ear and he couldn't get it out.
In 1947, a farmer came across some weird looking pieces of metal in a field. The military closed the area off. First they said it was a crashed UFO but later said it was a weather balloon.
Regardless of age, it only takes one person to make a difference. Like the 11 year-old who invented the Popsicle. And the 13 year-old who designed the state of Alaska's flag. I bet current governor Sarah Palin did not know that! Read on for more.
Sharks have a bad name because people think they lurk near the shoreline waiting to eat innocent swimmers. The truth is, sharks don't like the taste of humans so they try to avoid eating us.
On June 5, 2001 a flying alien in a yellow suit was seen in Turkey. Aliens have been seen all over the world for years. Read on for other sightings of gooey, smelly and friendly aliens.
A letter home from a student to her parents reveals more than they were bargaining for. The endless list of tragedies is shocking. But is everything as it appears? Find out for yourself.
Of all the dinosaurs that had mouths like a duck, Parasaurolophus was the most unusual looking. This duck-bill had a crest growing out of the back of its head. Some were up to six feet long!
If you've heard of Christmas Island then you've probably heard about the 120 million land crabs that live there. Every winter they cover the town like a red blanket on their way to migrate.
The math skills of kids in every level of school aren't making some people happy. The solution? Banning calculators from the classroom. Can you imagine math class without your calculator?
NASA scientists have just celebrated the successful landing of the Phoenix Mars Lander, which is already teaching us a lot about the red planet. Get the 411 on our mysterious neighbor!
Does the thought of biting into a crunchy grasshopper make your mouth water? Maybe a roasted beetle will do the trick. Don't knock eating insects until you've bitten into your first one.