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Claudio Estrugo
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Freaky del Rol, Anime y del cine.
Freaky del Rol, Anime y del cine.

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The story of Salomon Andrée, who tried to reach the North Pole on balloon on 1897 with two companions.

Spoiler: it was a deadly failure.

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A piece of Soviet space program history.

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"Fordlândia was intended to secure a source of cultivated rubber for the Ford Motor Company. Ford hated being at the mercy of English and Dutch rubber barons and refused to rely on the European monopoly that controlled the industry in the early 20th century. He needed a considerable about of rubber for his car tyres, so he decided to cultivate his own in the Amazon’s rainforest, where he negotiated a deal with the Brazilian government that granted him 10,000 km2 of land in exchange for a 9% share in the profits generated.

Unfortunately for him, none of Ford’s managers that he sent to the jungle had any knowledge of tropical agriculture…."

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The story of the Devil's Corkscrews at Nebraska.

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