Facts

The Tree of 40 Fruits

There are a confirmed 16 trees in the world that produce 40 types of fruit each year. No, it’s not a natural miracle, but rather a man-made art installation. Pennsylvanian artist Sam Van Aken created a tree that bears 40 types…

The Great Emu War – Man vs Bird

During 1932 in Australia, military troops were deployed to fight a war on the giant Emu bird. Shortly after WWI, soldiers had returned to their farms and were struggling to make ends meet. To make things worse, a migratory mob of Emus descended…

The Medieval War That Started Over A Bucket

In 1352, Italy was a mess of political agendas and feuding families. The two city-states of Bologna and Modena had been rivals for years. Backed by the Pope and the Roman Emperor respectively…

This Japanese soldier fought WWII for 30 years

Hiroo Onoda was a dedicated Japanese soldier enlisted in WWII. He was sent to the Philippines in 1944 with orders to hold off enemy attacks on the island. His commanding officer ordered him to never surrender or take his own life. He took those words to heart and…

The Hitchhiking Robot Which Failed to Make It Across the US

In July 2015, developers in the US conducted a social experiment, whereby they want to immerse a robot into society. The plan was to send the robot, known as HitchBOT, from Boston all the way across America. However, unfortunately, the trial lasted approximately two-weeks due to a spiteful act of vandalism.

Guédelon Castle – World’s First Modern-day Medieval Castle

Located in an abandoned quarry in Burgundy, France, you’ll find a forest clearing containing a medieval construction site. The task – to build a castle using only period-appropriate building techniques. Construction of the 13th-century castle began in 1997 and is set for completion in 2023.