There is a network of catacombs under Odessa, Ukraine…

Odessas-CatacombsThere is a network of catacombs under Odessa, Ukraine – largely unmapped 1,500-mile-long tangle of corridors and rooms. If it were laid out in a straight line, the labyrinth would stretch five times longer than the world’s second largest catacombs, underneath Paris. In 2005, a girl got lost in the catacombs below Odessa after a drunken New Year’s Eve party her and her friends had in there. They found her two years later.

In ancient China, during the Imperial Exams people were isolated…

In ancient China, during the Imperial Exams people were isolated in small rooms for 3 days with only a jug of water, a chamber pot, and writing supplies. To prevent favoritism official typists would copy all the exams so the examiners wouldn’t recognize the handwriting of the exam takers. People would spend years preparing for those exams. Many of them spent their entire family and village fortunes preparing, and pressure to succeed was such that many who failed would go mad or kill themselves.



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