Napoleon Bonaparte has achieved immortality as one of France’s greatest citizens. Had he been born just a wee bit sooner, he wouldn’t have been French at all. Napoleon was born on in […]
The city of Des Moines is a jewel in the middle of Iowa. With skyscrapers breaking up the monotony of the prairie horizon and the gold-domed Iowa State Capitol building reflecting the […]
The year 1860 brought a lot of drama and history to the United States. A pivotal election year, growing unrest between the North and the South, and the ever-present issue of slavery […]
Special thanks to The Zebra for this infographic with 10 fun facts about the strangest state lines and landmarks in the USA. Check out the infographic below, and be sure to stop at these […]
Rjukan, Norway has a lot to offer. Rich history, beautiful surroundings, and friendly inhabitants are just a few of the many fine qualities of this industrialized town. One thing it does not […]
At some point in every history class, the subject invariably comes up that Manhattan Island was purchased from naive Native Americans by savvy Europeans for mere pocket change. When you hear about […]
A man leaves his house, walks one mile south, one mile east, one mile north, and finds himself back at his house. Where is his house located? You’ve probably seen this brainteaser […]
1992 saw the birth of a new nation: the Kingdom of Torgu. If you happened to overlook this momentous occasion, don’t feel bad. The whole reason the new country sprang into existence […]
Watch out, Avengers. Move over, Justice League. Make way for the latest jaw-dropping alliance of awesomeness. Meet the founding members of this real-life collection of dazzlement: Dull, Boring, and Bland.
If you are looking to get away from it all, you’d be hard-pressed to find a better venue than Bouvet Island. Located at the southern end of the Mid-Atlantic Ridge, approximately 1,600 miles […]
The Ténéré Tree was was once considered the most isolated tree on Earth. Located in the Sahara Desert in central Niger, it stood as the only tree within over 250 miles (400 […]
When asked to identify the tallest mountain on the planet, most people readily name Mount Everest. Most people are wrong. The holder of that particular honor is actually Mauna Kea, the tallest […]
If you are looking to own your own tropical island, you can expect to pay a lot of money, or your can do what Richard Sowa did: build your own.
Switzerland has a long-standing tradition of neutrality and rarely gets involved in military confrontation. It may, therefore, surprise you to learn that Switzerland has invaded its neighboring country Liechtenstein, not once, but […]
When it came to big names in the Viking community, Hastein was certainly a rising star. This 9th century chieftain made his name with raids in the Frankish Empire (notably avoiding Scotland, […]