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The coelacanth was thought to have gone extinct with the dinosaurs 66 million years ago. 
Very, very few “living fossils” survive to this day. A living fossil is a surviving species that cosmetically resembles related species known only from the fossil record. The coelacanth (pronounced SEE-la-canth), a fish thought to have gone extinct along with the dinosaurs ...
It was built sometime in the 1860s.
We've all heard it before, a historical site is in danger of being torn down to make way for new developments in the area. We've seen it happen to the 1930s Capitol Theater, the Mandarin Oriental Hotel in Makati, the 1940s Carlos Palanca Mansion ...
"I am not wrong!" says the TikToker. Because that's something you say when you're definitely right.
On 15 April 1912, the Titanic struck an iceberg and sank while in the Atlantic Ocean.At least that's the textbook version of history. But one unsatisfied conspiracy theorist on TikTok is convinced the Titanic never sank. "I am not wrong!" says the TikToker. According to TikTok ...
It had been featured in various maps from the 16th- to 18th-centuries before vanishing completely.
The story of the long lost island of San Juan is as big a mystery as most any other local legend. Our fascination with it is reminiscent of the world's curiosity with the city of Atlantis. The only difference is that this ...
Long before teenage boys were measuring their dicks in locker rooms, the Romans were quite literally measuring their penises on weighing scales.
The restored La Casa dei Vettii (House of Vettii) in Pompeii has been unveiled to the public after 20 years of refurbishment, and while the residence is opulent, it’s the erotic frescoes that caught our attention. Particularly the panel featuring a man with ...
Armi Kuusela had even relinquished her crown just to marry Filipino businessman Virgilio Hilario.
As a pageant-obsessed nation, unsurprisingly, there a lot more Filipino connections to the Miss Universe contest than we realize. And some stories are just more interesting than others, like that of the love affair between inaugural Miss Universe Armi Kuusela and Filipino ...
A princess during the war, she fixed trucks, christened battleships, and visited the military in garrison and in the field
The death of Queen Elizabeth marked the end of an extraordinary 70-year reign. The Queen not only served in the Armed Forces but was royal head of the British Army, Navy, and Air Force. During her long life, she fixed trucks, christened ...
Audiences have lauded GMA 7’s portal fantasy as the standard in Philippine television. 
“Ang bayang ito ay may kanser!” a trembling Crisostomo Ibarra, played by Dennis Trillo, shouts from the pulpit. A range of emotions flashes through the eyes of Trillo: Pain, indignation, disbelief, surprise, and elation. All in the space of a minute. Maria Clara ...
A short history of Makro.
Today the concept of big box, warehouse-type supermarkets in the Philippines is dominated by just two names: S&R and Landers. S&R, which is owned by Cosco Capital of billionaire Lucio Co (the same group that owns Puregold), had 22 branches as of ...
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