Listen to the podcast version of this story here. Ernest Shackleton is one of the best-known names in the world of polar exploration. It wasn’t always like that. For a long time, he was a sort of afterthought, a division B ranker after heroes like Scott and Clark...
In 2009, a Swiss financier caught a bluntnose sixgill shark near Carriagaholt, County Clare. It was the largest yet fish caught by a rod and line in Irish or British waters. Turtle headed down a week later to see if he could do any better. He could not. Complete...
As he inspected the wells and rigs of his vast oil fields in Persia (Iran), Knox D’Arcy must have marvelled at the manner in which his fortunes had turned again. In 1908, his drilling team discovered the first commercial oil field in the Middle East. World history...
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