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Ripley's Believe It or Not

By John Graziano
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Jan 2, 2010
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In countries where malaria is endemic, prevention and treatment can consume up to 40% of public-health expenses! A cyclone struck east Pakistan in 1970 and flooded the Ganges River Delta, killing several hundred thousand people with a storm surge of more than 30 feet high! Pharlology, the study of lighthouses, gets its name from pharos, the lighthouse of Alexandria, Egypt- one of the seven wonders of the ancient world!
Jan 5, 2010
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