Facts

The Great Guatemalan Sinkhole

Mother Nature is always unpredictable, and in some corners of the Earth, extremely unforgiving too. Some places in this world experience horrendous hurricanes or catastrophic earthquakes…

Chamizal Dispute: The Forgotten Century Long Border Conflict

The Chamizal dispute is a forgotten border conflict between the United States and Mexico concerning 600 acres of land. The dispute lasted about a century and almost caused the assassination of President Taft and Mexico’s President Porfirio Díaz in 1909. The century-long dispute held a lot of twists and turns for both the United States and Mexico.

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…