War

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.

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...

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....

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 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.

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.

The Returning Soldier Effect

During a study conducted in 1954, scientists in the United States came to a surprising conclusion. Originally, they had wanted to...

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