Baba Vanga, a Bulgarian mystic, was born Vangelia Pandeva Dimitrova in the village of Strumica at the foot of a mountain range in what was the Ottoman Empire. She is believed to have lost her eyesight at the age of 12 during a massive storm or freak tornado, when she was picked up in a fierce gust of wind and dumped back down on the ground.
Bulgarian beauty Nina Dobrev almost isn’t fair. She magically skirts the line between cutie-pie and sexpot, and she doesn’t look at all out of place when her style veers significantly toward one lane or the other. The talented 27-year old actress, best known for starring in the CW series The Vampire Diaries, was born Nikolina Constantinova Dobrevain in Sofia, Bulgaria.
- Is Stella Angelova a total badass? Let’s take a quick inventory – the Varna, Bulgaria native is a Bulgarian World and Europe Champion Rhythmic Gymnast, actress, dancer, fitness model, and choreographer. Her Instagram account includes her dance videos, where she kicks ass in tiny tank tops and baggy cargo pants. And then there’s this picture. So, yes. Total badass achievement unlocked.
Dr. Sam Osmanagich is either an ambitious maverick archaeologist, or a pseudoarchaeologist, depending on who you ask. He is the man who has spent the past decade trying to convince the archaeological community that a cluster of what are believed to be naturally-occurring hills in central Bosnia and Herzegovina are actually the largest human-made ancient pyramids on Earth.
He has named the largest of the structures the Pyramid of the Sun, which is more than 220m high. If his claims are true, this would make the pyramid taller and possibly bigger than the 147m-tall Great Pyramid built by Pharaoh Khufu in Giza, Egypt, currently recognized as the largest in the world.