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If you think about it, human settlements tend to have their own gravitational pull. Like stars and planets in the universe, cities draw people from all around the “neighborhood.” The bigger the city, the larger the area it has a strong influence over. Some scientists like Geoffrey West from the Santa Fe Institute believe that…

The fabulously rich have more money than they could ever spend, but they sure try their hardest by purchasing extravagant mansions and every amenity you can think of. These luxurious homes are the envy of everyone in the neighborhood. 10. Acqua Liana This 15,000 square foot Florida mansion was designed by the famous artist Frank…

You never miss the power until it’s gone. Power outages are catastrophic when they’re lengthy or widespread — some of the largest blackouts of the 20th century affected millions of people and cost millions of dollars to restore. Here they are: 10. The 1998 Blackout of Quebec In 1998, the Canadian province of Quebec was…

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