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Why does Iceland have no military?

Iceland has not had its own military since 1944 and has not been attacked by any other country since. We tell you why and how this is possible.

Where do our numbers come from?

Fact is that the earliest precursors of the numbers we use today were developed in India. This can be traced back to...

Poon Lim: A Man Who Survived 133 Days At Sea

With 133 days at sea, the Chinese Poon Lim holds the record for the longest time a shipwrecked person has spent alone on a raft on the high seas. During his time on the ocean, he even managed to kill a shark.

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.

68 War Facts – An Unbelievable List

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

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

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.

Operation Solomon: How A Rescue Mission Set A World Record

At the beginning of the 1990s, Ethiopia was plagued by a terrible civil war, and the whole country was plunged into chaos and unrest....

13 Facts About Galileo Galilei

Einstein once said that only the work of Galileo can be seen as the real beginning of astronomy and physics. All before...

15 Facts about Einstein – The Only List You’ll Ever Need

It's already more than 100 years ago that Einstein developed his general theory of relativity and thereby flipping our understanding of physics...

The Ghost Army of World War II

During the Second World War, the US Army maintained a tactical deception unit. It consisted of numerous artists, film set designers and actors. Their task was to create vehicle dummies and to simulate operations. Soldiers called their friends in this unit the “Ghost Army”.

The Population of Louisiana: A Story of Convicts and Prostitutes

In September 1719, prisoners in Paris were released under the condition that they marry a prostitute and emigrate to Louisiana, USA. The objective was to advance French colonies along the Mississippi.

20 Facts About Nikola Tesla That Will Give You Shock Waves!

You have probably heard a lot of facts about Nikola Tesla like he was one of the pioneers of electromagnetic induction, the...

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