The Unstoppable White Whale

In the vast expanse of the world’s oceans, tales of mythical sea creatures and legendary marine giants have captured the imagination of sailors and storytellers alike. Among these tales, one stands outโ€”the story of Mocha Dick, the albino sperm whale. While not as famous as Captain Ahab’s nemesis in “Moby Dick,” Mocha Dick was a … Read more

Manchineel’ Tree’s Deadly Fruit

In 1999, Nicola Strickland, a British radiologist, embarked on a seemingly idyllic holiday to Tobago, a Caribbean paradise known for its pristine, deserted beaches. Little did she know that her quest for seashells and corals would lead her to a life-threatening encounter with one of nature’s most deadly creations – the Manchineel tree. On her … Read more

Decoding the Fear of Friday the 13th

The superstition surrounding Friday the 13th and the number 13 in general is a fascinating blend of history, mythology, and psychology. Let’s delve into this intriguing topic with over 1000 words, exploring the origins, beliefs, and impacts of these superstitions. The fear of Friday the 13th, known as paraskevidekatriaphobia, affects an estimated 17 to 21 … Read more

Is Abyss Liquid Breathing Fact or Fiction?

Ed Harris’s character, oil rig diver Bud Brigman, uses an experimental diving suit that allows him to breathe a specific oxygenated liquid instead of air near the climax of James Cameron’s 1989 underwater thriller The Abyss. To defuse a nuclear weapon, he must dive to the bottom of a deep ocean trench, but he can … Read more

Che Guevara’s Final Chapter

The life and death of Ernesto “Che” Guevara, the Marxist revolutionary, remains a poignant chapter in 20th-century history. Guevara, known for his significant role in the Cuban Revolution, met a fatal end on October 9, 1967, executed by the Bolivian army. His journey from a medical student in Argentina to a key figure in the … Read more