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Curious

Interesting facts and materials from around the world gathered in one category. Rats and unexplained events, mystical places and psychological tricks from around the world.
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A New Record for the Most Expensive Painting Ever SoldA New Record for the Most Expensive Painting Ever Sold
17 Nov.
Antonia R.
Pablo Picasso's masterpiece Les Femmes d'Alger (Version O) has relinquished its place as the world's most expensive painting to Leonardo da Vinci's Salvator Mundi, which was sold for $450. 3 million, a record-breaking sum in the art world.
The Oldest Man in the World is from Chile! His Age will Shock youThe Oldest Man in the World is from Chile! His Age will Shock youA man from Chile is the oldest in the world. Or at least that's what the personal documents of Celino Villanueva report, listing his year of birth as 1896.
Popular Phrases Given to us by AntiquityPopular Phrases Given to us by Antiquity
07 Nov.
Plamena M.
Have you ever thought about where the phrase Achilles Heel comes from? Or why liars are likened to The Boy Who Cried Wolf ?
The Oldest Cities in the WorldThe Oldest Cities in the World
30 Aug.
Mariane
One of the first signs of developing human civilization was the emergence of the first cities, which groups of people could settle permanently. The names of some of these ancient populated areas can be found even in the Bible.
Intelligent and Creative Insults That History will RememberIntelligent and Creative Insults That History will RememberFrom politicians and leaders to actors and writers, these individuals have been the source of some of the most memorable insults in history.
Modern-Day Symbols That Have Lost their Original MeaningModern-Day Symbols That Have Lost their Original MeaningModern-day symbols can sometimes tell us a lot more about a person or organization than dozens of words. Most of us are fully aware what a person's attitude toward us is if they put their thumbs up or show us a middle finger for example.
Names of Trees and Their MeaningNames of Trees and Their MeaningOak is represented as a holy tree in numerous cultures. For the ancient Greeks it was a symbol of peace, security and immortality. It was also called the tree of Zeus and Hera.
Strange Facts about the Month of JanuaryStrange Facts about the Month of January
09 Jan.
Plamena M.
Up until 713 BC, the ancient Romans had no names for the months of January and February. This was because they didn't believe that those particular months deserved to be named.
Today is April FoolsToday is April Fools
01 Apr.
Antonia R.
Today, many people around the world will play jokes and tell made up stories, to have fun. April Fools is celebrated in many countries, but not always on April 1st.