A Look Inside the Subterreanean City Beneath Kansas City, Missouri

There is more to Kansas City, Missouri than what you see on the surface. In fact, 10% of its industrial real estate is underground. Situated atop vast limestone deposits, Kansas City was a prime location for underground development. One notable example is SubTropolis, the world’s largest underground business development. Dug into the Bethany Falls limestone mine,... Continue Reading →

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Is it Bubble Gum? Is it Barbie? No, it’s Lake Hillier

If you are visiting Lake Hillier, at first glance you may think you have stumbled across a dumping site for a bubble gum factory. At second glance, you may think it is Barbie's swimming pool. In reality, you will have found one of nature's most amazing places: the Australian lake of pink waters. Discovered by... Continue Reading →

That’s Bloody Expensive!

One of the most expensive substances on the planet comes from one of it's unlikeliest -- and ugliest -- sources: the horseshoe crab. The bright blue blood of the of these inhabitants of shallow ocean waters fetches an astonishing $60,000 per gallon. With one gallon containing 75,708 drops, this equates to each drop of blood being worth... Continue Reading →

Today’s Forecast: Cloudy With a Chance of Amphibians

Parents routinely tell their children to dress appropriately for the weather. How should a child dress to be properly prepared for an onslaught of amphibians? On July 12, 1873 residents of Kansas City, Missouri were astonished to find frogs falling from the sky. Scientific American reported the event, noting that the "shower of frogs darkened the... Continue Reading →

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