15-Minute Strange But True Tales

The Day Niagara Falls Stopped Running: A 15-Minute Strange But True Tale
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Series: 15-Minute Books · 15-Minute Strange But True Tales. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,350. Language: English. Published: February 26, 2012 by LearningIsland.com. Category: Nonfiction » Children's Books » History / United States / 19th Century
It happened on March 29, 1848. The people of the town of Niagara Falls awoke to a near deafening silence. The silence wasn’t complete. They could hear a few birds twittering in the trees and a few dogs barking. Otherwise there was silence. This was strange because the people of Niagara Falls lived their entire lives with the roar of the falls. But today they were dry! Find out what happened.
The Mysterious Hands at Gargas: A Strange But True 15-Minute Tale
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Series: 15-Minute Books · 15-Minute Strange But True Tales. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 1,990. Language: English. Published: July 7, 2012 by LearningIsland.com. Category: Nonfiction » Children's Books » History / Europe
It was 1887 in southern France. A man was exploring the hills near the town of Saint-Gaudens. He was in an area with lots of caves nestled into the soft rock and steep cliffs. Suddenly he came upon an opening in the rock. He pushed aside the bush covering the hole and looked into a long tunnel. What did he find in the cave that has mystified scientists to this day? Explore the Gargas Cave!
The Mysterious Lines at Nazca
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Series: 15-Minute Books · 15-Minute Strange But True Tales. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,550. Language: English. Published: August 5, 2012 by LearningIsland.com. Category: Nonfiction » Children's Books » Curiosities & Wonders
In the 1920s, the first airplanes began to fly over the Peruvian mountains. Passengers looking out their windows said they could see lines on the Nazca plateau below. The lines looked like runways where airplanes could land. They could also see animals and other objects. There are birds, monkeys, spiders, a killer whale, plants and flowers. There are human like figures. These are the Nazca lines.
The Bleeding Glacier of Antarctica: A 15-Minute Strange But True Tale
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Series: 15-Minute Books · 15-Minute Strange But True Tales. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,020. Language: English. Published: March 22, 2013 by LearningIsland.com. Category: Nonfiction » Children's Books » Curiosities & Wonders
McMurdo Dry Valleys in Antarctica is one of the world’s cruelest deserts. Not all deserts are hot, dry places full of sand. In the Dry Valleys are a number of ice covered lakes. Some are saltwater. Some are freshwater. Each is different in its composition. Glaciers border the valleys. It is here, in Taylor Valley, that one of the strangest features on Earth has been discovered–a bleeding glacier!
The Catacombs of Paris: A Strange But True Tale
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Series: 15-Minute Books · 15-Minute Strange But True Tales. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,390. Language: English. Published: December 13, 2012 by LearningIsland.com. Category: Nonfiction » Children's Books » Curiosities & Wonders
It all started with a smell. In Paris, France, during the 1800s, the people were starting to get sick. They could not escape the foul smells coming from the cemeteries. The worst cemetery was Saints-Innocents (the Cemetery of Innocents). This cemetery was in the heart of the city next to the central market place. Find out what was done to solve the problem, and about the mysterious catacombs.