The Curse of Oak Island is the longest running treasure hunt in history, and is also the most mysterious.
Over twenty years ago I read about the curse of Oak Island, and to this day it remains my favourite real-life mystery. I'm just amazed that barely anyone (in my neck of the woods anyway) has heard about it.
One day in 1765, Daniel McGinnis and his friends were exploring a small Island off the coast of Nova Scotia, Canada. They discovered an old oak tree bearing marks caused by a rope and tackle system, with a depression in the ground below it. Young Daniel had discovered what is now known as the Oak Island's Money Pit. To this day, whatever lies at the bottom of the pit continues to elude discovery...
In recent years TED talks have taken the world by storm. It is incredible that one person sharing an idea with passion has become so popular amongst our CGI drenched and social-media addicted world.
TED Talks (short for Technology, Entertainment and Design) are relatively short talks given by people from all walks of life. From JJ Abrams to JJ Krosoczka (no, I hadn't heard of him either), all of which have one thing in common: a passion for the subject they are talking about. These speakers (none of which get paid by the way) talk because they are passionate about their message. They take the opportunity very seriously, putting an enormous amount of time and effort into condensing their life passion into a 15 minute talk.