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Masabumi Hosono: The Tragic Story of the Only Japanese Passenger on the Titanic

Masabumi Hosono was the only Japanese passenger on the Titanic. Fortunately, he was rescued when the ship sank, but when he returned home he was portrayed as a coward by the media and other public authorities. He was accused of being a disgrace to the country for not sacrificing his life to save the lives of others.

The unbelievable life of Katherine Johnson

Katherine Johnson, an African American born in 1918, was an incredible mathematician. Due to her special abilities, she attended high school at the age of ten and completed her studies when she was only 18. When she later worked for NASA, her talent for math was soon recognized and it became her job to verify the accuracy of computer-calculated orbits for planets.

Thomas Stevens – The First Person To Circle The Globe By Bicycle

Thomas Stevens is considered to be the first person to have circumnavigated the world on a bicycle. From April 1884 to December 1886, he rode around the globe on a penny-farthing.

Three Different US Presidents In Just One Year

The presidential elections in the USA every four years are a huge spectacle. All kinds of information and disinformation are spread in the media,...

The Detonation of the Largest Hydrogen Bomb in the World

The largest hydrogen bomb ever detonated had such a strong shock wave that it was still measurable on its third orbit of the Earth.

Octopus Wrestling: A Strange Trend From The Past

Nowadays, there are all kinds of crazy sports: Germans invented the Wok World Cup, bubble football is becoming a new trend sport and in...

The Great Smog of London

From 5 to 9 December 1952, a fog crept up over London and claimed the lives of about 12,000 people. When strong winds finally lifted the fog, people were shocked to find so many corpses.

Typhoid Mary: How a Woman Killed Three People Without Knowing

In the early 20th century the Irish woman Mary Mallon, known as “Typhoid Mary”, became infected with typhoid fever and became the first person in the US to be infected with the bacterium, but not to fall ill with it. Due to her ignorance, she infected more than 100 people with the deadly disease and caused the death of several friends and acquaintances.

Tsutomu Yamaguchi – The man who survived two atomic bombs

Tsutomu Yamaguchi was working in Hiroshima when the first atomic bomb hit the city. After he had driven home to Nagasaki despite severe injuries, the second bomb hit. Despite the heavy radiation, the man lived a long life before dying at the age of 93.

161 Crazy Historical Facts

Our historical facts are anything but boring. You won't believe what has happened in the past and why you never learned such interesting stuff in school.

Moondyne Joe – the Guy who escaped Prison quite too often

The Australian Moondyne Joe, broke out of a prison so often that they built him a special prison cell. He also broke out of...

Why Hyperlinks are blue

On the Internet, it has become a generally accepted standard that hyperlinks - i.e. text contents that link to another website - are blue....

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