Ever pondered the enigmatic allure of powdered wigs worn by prominent historical figures? Join us on this dazzling voyage into the world of powdered wigs, where glamour, history, and intrigue intertwine.
The Not-So-Mini History of Miniskirts
From classic denim to preppy plaid, miniskirts in one form or another have been fashion staples for longer than many can remember. Where did these garments actually come from, though? Who was the first person to don this daring clothing item? Discover the history of the miniskirt below, starting (as many inventions do) in Ancient Egypt.
Port Lockroy: Antarctica’s Fascinating Penguin Post Office
When most people think of the Antarctic, they think of frigid tundras, penguins, and not much else. Few people realize it’s also home to Port Lockroy, a natural harbor and the site of the world’s most remote post office.
Gorée’s Gripping Tale: Inside Senegal’s House of Slaves
For hundreds of years, Gorée Island, situated three kilometers from the Senegalese coast, functioned as the leading slave-trading hub along the African shoreline. Today, it’s home to the House of Slaves, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and museum dedicated to educating visitors about the effects of the transatlantic slave trade on African people.
Living in Oymyakon: The Coldest Populated Place on Earth
During the winter, many people feel like they’re living in the coldest place on earth. For the residents of Oymyakon, an eastern Siberian town, that’s the reality.
Understanding the 1800s Crinoline Craze: An In-Depth Guide
When most people think of old-fashioned women’s clothing, they immediately conjure up images of women in massive hoop skirts. The hoops beneath these skirts are known as crinolines and were all the rage in mid-1800s Europe. Have you ever wondered who was responsible for these skirts or how they became so popular? Let’s find out.
North Sentinel Island: Home to the Most Isolated Tribe in the World
As technology continues to advance and expand its reach, it has become almost impossible for people to live genuinely isolated lives — unless you’re part of the Sentinelese, a tribal community that resides on North Sentinel Island.
Exploring Darvaza Gas Crater: The ‘Door to Hell’ in Turkmenistan
More than half a century ago, an audacious Soviet gas-drilling venture in Turkmenistan led to an incredible geological phenomenon: The Darvaza Gas Crater, commonly referred to as the “Door to Hell.” This eerie wonder is a sight to behold, leaving visitors spellbound and enamored by its fiery beauty.
Palermo’s Capuchin Catacombs: Where the Living and Dead Converge
Are you brave enough for Italy’s most eerie attraction? Descend into the mysterious Capuchin Catacombs of Palermo for a thrilling adventure!
Ukraine Marked Russian Invasion Anniversary With Banksy Stamp
To commemorate the first anniversary of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, the Ukrainian Postal Service (Ukrposhta) released a new stamp that features a mural created by the England-based artist Banksy.