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The San Pedro Prison Society

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The largest Bolivian prison, San Pedro in La Paz, has developed its own society. There are no guards in the prison, and the prisoners organize all aspects of their lives themselves. There are shops and restaurants run by the prisoners, and at regular intervals the inmates even elect a new leader.
Pinocchio Effect

What is the Pinocchio Effect? How to spot a liar!

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It has been scientifically proven that your nose actually grows when you lie. Scientists refer to this as the “Pinocchio effect”.

The Goldsboro Crash: How A Hydrogen Bomb Disappeared in 1961

On 24 January 1961 a US Air Force B-52 bomber crashed during a military exercise and had to initiate the emergency jettison of two hydrogen bombs over the Goldboro region (North Carolina, USA). On one of the bombs, only one of four safety devices remained intact after the crash, while the second bomb landed in a swamp area where remains of the bomb are still found to this day.

49 Sports Facts – Nr. 26 Is Unbelievable

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You have probably heard a lot of sports facts but we are sure that you have never heard about the facts we have discovered all around sports....

68 War Facts – An Unbelievable List

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War? War never changes! This might be wrong or even right but fact is that war is more than just people killing people. History has shown us...

The Great Lisbon Earthquake: How A Natural Disaster Ushered A Crisis Of Faith

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In 1755, Lisbon was hit by a strong earthquake that destroyed almost all the Catholic churches in the city, while all the city’s brothels remained largely intact. The event ushered in a long-lasting crisis of faith in Portugal.

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