Radu Alexander

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Freelance writer interested in history, science and nature. When you're not pinning, you'll see my work on Listverse, IFLScience, Cracked, WhatCulture and more.
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Loveland Potato Hoax

The Mammoth Potato Hoax of Loveland, Colorado. This image 'went viral' back in eventually fooling Scientific American magazine. It's probably the first viral fake photo ever. BY MultiCityWorldTravel.

British sailors posing in front of the Palace of the Sultanate of Zanzibar. It took place after the Anglo-Zanzibar War of 1896, the shortest war in history lasting roughly 40 minutes.

British sailors posing in front of the Palace of the Sultanate of Zanzibar. It took place after the Anglo-Zanzibar War of the shortest war in history lasting roughly 40 minutes.

Blue-footed boobies

10 Animal Facts You Probably Didn’t Know Part V - Dawdlez

The Javan tiger went extinct in the 20th century.

squaresolid: [squarefocus] Tales of The Unforgotten: The Javan Tiger, 1942 A torn picture of Javan Tiger in London Zoo. The picture is the same with the vintage postcard published by F.

"Fight of the Century" Between first black Heavyweight Champion Jack Johnson and former champion James J. Jeffries.

July 1910 - Jack Johnson, aged stopped former champion James J. Jeffries in a technical knockout in their world heavyweight championship fight in Reno, Nevada. Jeffries, aged had come out of retirement in an attempt to dethrone Johnson.

The Sun as it is now compared to how big it will get when it turns into a red giant.

Dwarf Star -- Just about every star is a dwarf star! Because most stars are on the main sequence (which means almost all have luminosities below sols), and only a tiny handful of main sequence stars are more massive than 20 sols.

Roald Amundsen and his team becoming the first to reach the South Pole.

First expedition to the South Pole: 5 things you probably didn't know about Roald Amundsen's trip to the Antarctic