Because, why not?



Cleaning up my bookmarks today I rediscovered some of my favourite wiki articles And now I share them with you.

  • The Byzantine Empire used it’s own special napalm-like weapon called Greek Fire during sea battles, the recipe of which was which was a closely guarded state secret and people still argue over what exactly was it it. But everyone agrees that it was awesome.
  • Sometimes the Romans would fill amphitheatres with water so they could stage sea battles in them. Because why not.
  • Mount Roraima in South America is 31km in length and had 400-metre-tall sheer cliffs on all sides. On the plateau it rains almost every day of the year and many of the plants and animals found up there are completely unique.
  • The Great Palace of Constantinople served as the main royal residence of the Byzantine emperors from 330 to 1081 and was the centre of imperial administration for over 800 years. Only a few remnants and fragments of its foundations have survived into the modern world.
  • The quantum Zeno effect is the situation in which an unstable particle, if observed continuously, will never decay.
  • The category of ‘Unexplained Disappearances’
  • The Enchanted Highway is a collection of the world’s largest scrap metal sculptures constructed at intervals along a 32 mile stretch of highway in North Dakota.
  • The Ship of Theseus: if a ship is rebuilt so that eventually every part of it has been replaced, is it still the same ship?
  • Ancient Chinese burial mounds, not unlike the pyramids of of the Aztecs.
  • If you like snakes then you should take a visit to Ilha da Queimada Grande, where there’s said to be one snake every square metre, including the very venomous Golden Lancehead Viper.
  • A list of Latin phrases to be of use to you in your lives.

Well, I’ve just discovered what I’ll be reading today.

Sea battles…you crazy Romans!

Because, why not?

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