Algarve Portugal Anchors

The Anchors of Tavira Island at Algarve, Portugal

For centuries the tuna industry flourished in Algarve, Portugal. Over time fishermen flocked to the coast of Portugal, eventually decimating the tuna population. When...
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Foxconn: Depressing Apple Factory

Previously Sometimes Interesting featured Guiyu, the Chinese town tasked with disposing most of the world's electronics. What about the origins of the electronics we...
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Maritime Tech: A Lighthouse Guide

Lighthouses are a dying breed. Ships feared dark coastlines and relied on lighthouses to keep them safe from dangerous rocks. Today with GPS and...
Cahokia

The United States’ oldest great civilization: Cahokia?

When we studied Native American history in school, we learned about many tribes. Chances are you don't remember learning of Cahokia, a long-extinct civilization...

Real-life Zombieland set? Six Flags New Orleans

With so much that still needs to be rebuilt in New Orleans, the tragedy of Katrina is hard for some to put behind. A...

Henry Ford’s Failed Town: Fordlândia

Henry Ford was a mastermind of efficiency. It wasn't so much what he invented, it was how he made things better. His successes in...