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Bioluminescent Puerto Mosquito Bay, Vieques, Puerto Rico

Bioluminescent Puerto Mosquito Bay, Vieques, Puerto Rico

Stephanie Spavento March 24, 2014

On the Southern shore of Vieques Island in Puerto Rico lies Puerto Mosquito, an unassuming, calm, little bay that is beautiful, but fairly unremarkable by daylight. At night, however, millions of microorganisms called dinoflagellates turn

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Trial by Bullet Ant: Becoming a Mawé Warrior, Brazil

Trial by Bullet Ant: Becoming a Mawé Warrior, Brazil

Stephanie Spavento March 24, 2014

The Sateré Mawé of Brazil’s Amazon rain forest must survive in a hostile environment filled with danger: poisonous plants, venomous snakes and insects, blood-thirsty predators, and warring neighboring tribes all share their jungle home.

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The Tree Climbing Goats of Morocco

The Tree Climbing Goats of Morocco

Stephanie Spavento March 24, 2014

Those who garden know the frustration that can come with an infestation of pests. Imagine something way bigger that aphids, rabbits, or gophers; imagine having to protect your precious crops from herds of hungry

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The Amazing Nautilus House, Naucalpan, Mexico

The Amazing Nautilus House, Naucalpan, Mexico

Stephanie Spavento March 2, 2014

Magali and Fernando Mayorga and their two sons have one of the most beautiful and unusual homes in the entire world – the amazing Nautilus House of Naucalpan, Mexico. Just outside of Mexico City,

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Pig Island, Bahamas

Pig Island, Bahamas

Stephanie Spavento March 2, 2014

On the Bahamian archipelago of Exuma, there is an island inhabited not by people, but by huge feral pigs. The pigs in this porcine population are some of the luckiest pigs in the world.

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5 Ancient Greek Words for Love

5 Ancient Greek Words for Love

Stephanie Spavento February 24, 2014

5 ancient Greek words for love that may be Greek to you! In the poem Annabel Lee, Edgar Allen Poe wrote, “we loved with a love that was more than love.” Had he known

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Loveland, Jeju Island, South Korea

Loveland, Jeju Island, South Korea

Stephanie Spavento February 24, 2014

South Korea’s lush, volcanic Jeju Island is the country’s most popular destination for honeymooners. In addition to the luxury resorts and natural wonders, most new couples make the time to take a very educational

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Iceland’s Phallological Museum

Iceland’s Phallological Museum

Stephanie Spavento February 24, 2014

From the outside, the Icelandic Phallological Museum looks not unlike an office building, sharp and neat; the only thing that might give it away is its logo: a giant penis standing tall in front

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Thailand’s Buddhist Hell Garden

Thailand’s Buddhist Hell Garden

Stephanie Spavento February 24, 2014

Thailand has a longstanding tradition of outdoor sculptures depicting Buddhist cosmology, teachings, and lore. Created mostly by monks, these larger than life figures are used to tell a story and invoke a meditative experience,

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The Mummies of Guanajuato, Mexico

The Mummies of Guanajuato, Mexico

Stephanie Spavento February 24, 2014

Some of the locals in the town of Guanajuato, Mexico believe that becoming mummified after you die is a punishment from god for sins committed during life. It takes just one look at the

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