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The Ghost Fleet of Mallows Bay

On the Maryland side of the Potomac River just west of Chesapeake Bay, the largest shipwreck fleet in the Western Hemisphere sits half-sunk and...
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Over 200 Dead Bodies on Mount Everest

As of mid-2011, Mount Everest has claimed the lives of over 216 known mountain climbers. The area above 26,000 feet is called "the Death...
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La Rinconada, Peru: Highest City in the World

Exactly how high is the highest city in the world? How about over 3 miles? La Rinconada Peru is a rare case: an old...
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There Was Nothing in the World Like Action Park

Action Park was one of the first water parks in the United States, and by the time it closed in 1996 it was the...

The Horace Mann School

The Horace Mann School of Gary, Indiana is on the short list of American high schools that have graduated more than 75 classes of...
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Howard Johnson’s, Host of the Bygone Ways

For more than seven decades American roads were dotted with the familiar orange roof and blue cupola of the ubiquitous Howard Johnson’s restaurants and...