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Italian Man's Quest To Fix Toilet Led To Amazing Archaeology Discoveries

Fifteen years ago, Luciano Faggiano of Lecce, Italy sent his sons out digging for a broken sewer line. They didn’t find the pipe, but they did find “a Messapian tomb, a Roman granary, a Franciscan chapel and even etchings from the Knights Templar,” writes Jim Yardley in a story for the New York Times.


A Fun Story About How Sunglasses Are Made

Video: If you have an Italian friend, he will tell you that sunglasses aren’t just made to protect your eyes from the burning sun. He’ll say that wearing sunglasses makes you look better, cooler. Dick Moby is an Italian brand that makes beautiful handmade glasses, and it also made this cute video to show how it does it.


Inside The Kitchen Of The Best Pizza Place In Rome

Lucky Peach shows us a behind the counter look at what is probably the best pizza place in Rome (and maybe Italy? the world?): Pizzarium. Consistently placed on top 10 lists, it’s famous for its pizza al taglio, which is pizza by the slice. Chef Gabriele Bonci gives us a rundown on how he makes pizza and it’s pretty wild.


This American Millionaire Is Using Drones To Rescue Migrants In Africa

Since 1993, 20,000 people have died in the Mediterranean Sea while fleeing war-torn Africa for the safety of European shores. Now, the world’s first private maritime search and rescue operation is doing everything it can to help them. And they have already saved thousands of lives.


Monster 127kg Catfish Caught In Italy

Italian sport fishermen Dino Ferrari and his brother Dario lured in this monstrous 127kg and 2.67m catfish on February 19 in the Po Delta, in Italy. After taking this pictures and weighting the fish they released it back into the river.


Manslaughter Conviction For Italian Earthquake Scientists Overturned

In 2012, the Italian courts handed down a decision that you could say sent shockwaves across the world. Seven Italian scientists were sentenced to six years in prison. Their crime? Failing to warn the public about earthquake risks right before a magnitude 6.3 quake killed 309 people. Today, six of those convictions were overturned.


The Deepest Pool In The World Is 40m Deep

The deepest pool in the world is called Y40 and is located inside the Hotel Terme Millepini, in Italy. It contains 4300 cubic metres of thermal water at a temperature of between 32C-34C and it’s impressively deep at 40m. The pool is conceived for training apnea and scuba diving.


The Weird, Eerie World Of China's Knockoff Cities

The best knock-offs in the world are in China. There are plenty of fake designer handbags and Rolexes but China’s knock-offs go way beyond fashion.


These Photorealistic Stencils Make Banksy Look Like An Amateur

If you visit the primary school in Terracina, Italy, you’re going to be a little bit tripped it out. As of a month or two ago, several small children appear to be standing sideways on the building’s façade. But obviously, children cannot defy gravity. They’re actually the latest creation of a street artist named Strøk.


No, Rome's Collapse Wasn't Caused By Lead Poisoning

Rome was the first city on the planet to have an extensive and efficient municipal water system, thanks to the empire’s ambitious aqueduct system that’s still found throughout Europe. But that infrastructure was also pumping ancient Romans with lead — up to 100 times the amount of lead found in local spring water.


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