Coast Capture Air: the UK Company that sells bottled fresh air for over $100 a bottle

A UK company has sparked some controversy online for selling glass bottles filled literally with the “freshest coastal air” for up to $105 per bottle. Yes. That’s true. Coast Capture Air started bottling fresh air and selling it as a souvenir and a talking point about the importance of clean air in the modern era, but then people from polluted areas of the world reportedly started buying these bottles for practical purposes, inhaling the clean coastal air every day. They told the company that it helped counter the harmful effects…

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The London’s plague pits map that shows where the Black Death victims got buried

Overcrowded, dirty and awash with sewage…it’s hardly surprising that the bubonic plague flourished in the crowded streets of London. Over 15% of London’s population was wiped out between 1665 and 1666 alone, or some 100,000 people in the space of two years. But where did all these bodies go?

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19# Fruitcake: the gift that keeps on giving

American journalist and humorist Calvin Trillin theorized that there is only one fruitcake and that it is simply sent from family to family each year. What is true, is that most Americans turn their noses at the very thought of fruitcake even though, for some reason, this item keeps making the rounds and this is made possible because the cakes are soaked in alcohol or other liquors to keep them from go bad. Don’t believe me? This man sampled a cake that someone had kept as a family heirloom dating…

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Borley Rectory: the most haunted place in the UK.

When we hear about places haunted by ghosts and poltergeists, one of the first to be remembered is surely the Borley Rectory, in England. This construction was investigated by the famous “ghost hunter” Harry Price. It was said that all sorts of paranormal phenomena occurred inside it. But what is the truth? Borley Rectory stood in the small village of the same name, located between Essex and Suffolk, on the south-eastern coast of England. The building was built in 1863 over the remains of a Benedictine monastery supposedly built in…

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