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Centralia: the 60-year-old fire

Nearly 60 years ago a coal mine fire began under the borough of Centralia, Pennsylvania. It continues to burn today. Now an abandoned near-ghost town, the fire could burn for over 250 years. It is thought that the fire began when, in May 1962, residents used an old strip mine on the edge of Centralia… Continue Reading →

Historic Hospitals of Edinburgh

As a youngster back in the 90s, I had to visit the hospital as an out-patient (after an operation) on several occasions. Back then it was the Edinburgh City Hospital, based in Colinton, which closed in the middle of my visits, where I then got transferred for check-ups at St John’s in Livingston. As a… Continue Reading →

What Came First, the Tradition or the Egg?

Easter and Its Links to Other Traditions This weekend is the Christian festival of Easter. I grew up in a small Scottish town, where, at a young age, I occasionally went to Sunday School. There, and in the spaces I grew up, I learnt a bit about that guy you may know, Jesus, who was… Continue Reading →

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Hi, I’m Lucy. I like to learn about random topics and weird historical facts, from the slightly obscure to the slightly more morbid. And apparently I like photos of my feet on the ground. Visit the Why So Curious? page for more info!

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