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The Secret is 1982 book that serves a the basis of a treasure hunt started by Byron Preiss. Twelve treasure boxes were buried at secret locations in the United States and Canada. As of November 2019, only three of the 12 boxes have been found. (Photo: Boing Boing)

The Secret Treasure Hunt of Byron Preiss

Byron Preiss’s novel The Secret set in motion a 30-year treasure hunt for 12 treasures scattered across Canada and the U.S.—only three of which have been found

15 Volunteer firefighters in Ragusa, Sicily, have been arrested after being caught deliberately starting fires so they would be called to extinguish them, and get paid for it. (Photo: Wikimedia)

Sicilian Firefighters Accused of Arson

15 Volunteer firefighters in Ragusa, Sicily, have been arrested after being caught deliberately starting fires so they would be called to extinguish them.

For thousands of years, Europeans had no clue about where birds went during Winter. Until 1822, when a German hunter shot a stork and discovered an 80cm long African spear protruding from its neck. This provided the first evidence of bird migration to Africa.

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