Mt. Vesuvius

During its eruption in 79 AD, Mt. Vesuvius spewed 1.5 million tons of lava...

  That's the equivalent of the weight of about 250,000 fully grown elephants! It is no wonder then that the eruption was able to bury two cities - Pompeii and...
African puff adder

The fangs of an African puff adder can pierce through leather.

  African puff adders have such long fangs they are able to kill prey without venom and penetrate even soft leather.  
Hurricane_Igor

A hurricane can produce the same amount of energy as 10,000 nuclear bombs.

  Hurricanes are a true force of nature. A single hurricane's winds can produce enough electricity for about half the planet. Aside from winds, though, hurricanes also produce energy in...
Liquefaction_at_Niigata

Link #99: Melting Soil Destroyed 3,500 Buildings in Niigata!

  Link #99: Melting Soil Destroyed 3,500 Buildings in Niigata! If you read our last article, then you know that the Leaning Tower of Pisa is leaning because of a loose...

Link #88: There Was Once a Bird That Ate Horses!

  Link #88: There Was Once a Bird That Ate Horses! If you just think about the various methods and techniques that we have devised for hunting down the ages, you'll...
black_hole_gravitational_pull

If you fell into a black hole, you would be stretched like spaghetti.

  The closer you are to a black hole, the stronger the gravitational pull of the black hole so if you are sinking into a black hole, the pull of...
Shower Head Water Drops

It is more dangerous to bathe in warm chlorinated water than to drink it.

When bathing in chlorinated water, one can inhale chloroform. In fact, one experiment showed that after a 10-minute shower using chlorinated water, the chloroform concentration in the bathers' lungs...
Chlorine dioxide solution

Chlorine was the first gaseous chemical to be used as a weapon in warfare.

Chlorine may be currently used to disinfect the world's swimming pools but during World War I, it was used as a chemical weapon by the Germans. In particular, the...

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