Nina Strochlic is a writer at National Geographic. She is a former reporter and researcher for The Daily Beast.

Send her a tip: tips@thedailybeast.com. You can also use our anonymous document submission system, SecureDrop. Click here to find out how.

What a World

In the early 1960s, Jacques Cousteau dreamt up a place for humans to live underwater. There was a garage for two-man diving saucer, and the living quarters were called the Starfish House.