History

The modern planes of today often mean you are crammed up next to neighbor without much space for your long-haul flight. As airlines try to squeeze in as many people as they can and make a profit, unfortunately, it...
Betty Robinson is probably one of those amazing stories that you just wonder how in the world it was possible. A decorated Olympic runner that in 1931 was actually pronounced dead following a plane crash. She actually died and...

All Alone In The Pacific

If you ever grew up reading Island of the Blue Dolphins then you may have been captured by the amazing story of the main character: a lone woman living out in the Pacific ocean. Her entire tribe left her...
One of the strangest international espionage cases to ever be recorded, the Chinese opera singer and spy Shi Pei Pu was able to convince a French embassy worker he was a woman for over two decades. In fact, the story...
You may be forgiven for thinking squirrels are simple and petty creatures, we often see them fighting each other for little scraps of food and they do always seem to be laughing at us, don’t they? But a new...
This musical feat of engineering has tourists raining in from around the world. Braving all sorts of stormy weather just to hear the building play its musical tune. Attached to this colorful house in Germany, you will find a...
An Italian bank manager by the name of Gilberto Baschiera operated a modern day robin hood scheme for over seven years before he was finally caught. He secretly stole and diverted around 1 million Euros from wealthy clients accounts...
Locals of Aneyoshi in Japan heeded the warnings of ancient stones left by generations before and safely avoided being flooded by a tsunami. They followed the instructions of their ancestors by reading what is known as Tsunami Stones, ancient...
In 1915, a convicted Mexican revolutionary by the name of Wenseslao Moguel was sentenced by the Mexican authorities and local courts to death by firing squad. He was sentenced to be executed without even a trial, this meant there...
Operation Christmas drop has been happening for 60 years, making it the longest running US Air Force mission to have ever been in operation. In fact, since it started in 1952 and happens every December it is the longest...
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