The incredible story of the balloon expedition to the North Pole

For obvious reasons, S. A. Andrée’s balloon polar expedition of 1897 seems foolhardy and doomed to failure in modern times. The aim was to cross over the North Pole in 43 hours in a hydrogen balloon then journey on to land, but it was the age of polar exploration, of new engineering marvels and with the financial support of the Swedish King Oscar II and Alfred Nobel anything must have appeared possible. But S. A. Andrée was a Swedish engineer, not a polar explorer, captivated by balloons since the Chicago…

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Helensburg Glowworm Tunnel~

After a hard shift on June 13, 1895 coal miner Robert Hales was walking home through the relatively short 80m Helensburgh Tunnel south of Sydney when a steam train appeared behind him. He ran, but not fast enough and his body was cleft in two with the halves found some distance apart. Some say his ghost still haunts the tunnel and can be seen running from the darkness as if trying to flee! Of course, this is just one of the legendary tales surrounding the abandoned railway tunnels on the…

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Discover a gigantic unexplored cave in Canada.

A huge cave has been discovered hidden in the remote Canadian nature, and despite its overwhelming scale, researchers suggest it may never have been seen by human eyes before! We live in one era in which Google Maps, street view or similar are available in every smartphone, tablets, computers of billions of people on earth, so one would think that there are no unknown corners of our planet, but this thought is far from being reality! It was recently discovered in Canada, in the “Wells Gray Provincial Park”, a cave…

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