How A Tree Nearly Sparked WW3 In North Korea

During the Cold War, there were many close encounters with the possibility of World War 3. One of the most bizarre provocations happened in a Demilitarized Zone(DMZ) between North and South Korea…


The 3-minute Trial To The Electric Chair

Willie Mcgee was an African American man living in Mississippi during the 1940s. In 1951, he was executed for the rape of a white housewife. Amidst threats of lynching, McGee was eventually killed by the notorious travelling electric chair.

The Man Who Defied the Odds and Survived Two Atomic Bombs

Back in August of 1945, engineer Tsutomu Yamaguchi fell victim to two atomic attacks within the space of just four days. United States’ B-29 bombers whizzed over both Hiroshima and Nagasaki, dropping 22-kiloton plutonium bombs in the process. Miraculously, Yamaguchi survived both of them and was able to reveal his frightening World War 2 experiences.

Naegleria Fowleri, The Brain-eating Amoeba

Naegleria Fowleri, an amoeba that causes a deadly infection, is responsible for the infection and deaths of many swimmers. Survival is so unlikely, the odds against are inconceivable.

donmeh jews

Donmeh Jews

A small secretive Jewish sect has been highly influential in Turkish history since the Ottoman era. Originally claiming to follow the Jewish Messiah, they nominally converted to Islam but kept Jewish traditions in secret.

You Might Be Related to Genghis Khan

Genghis Khan was one of the greatest warlords of all time, ruling over an empire that rivaled that of Alexander the Great. Rising up from the role of a tribesman to become the ruler who was savage in his war practices, raping and murdering all those who stood in his path, his empire lasted for 150 years after his death—but his legacy continues to this day.

The War Between Georgia And North Carolina

After the Revolutionary War, Georgia and North Carolina fought over a remote stretch of land called the Orphan Strip. In 1804, Georgia set up the area as Walton County and, in the course of trying to get the area’s settlers to pay taxes, a North Carolina constable was killed which prompted North Carolina to send out its militia.