Jack De Graaf

The Historical Yet Bizarre London Beer Flood

On Monday the 17th of October, 1814, one of history’s strangest industrial tragedies struck the St. Giles borough of London. The event, which would later become known as the London Beer Flood, claimed the lives of 8 people, as well as injuring many more and causing damage to multiple houses and buildings in the area.

The Bizarre Salem Tomato Trials

We all know the Salem Witch Trials. But did you know they also held a trial for tomatoes? Back then, tomatoes were thought to be poisonous, so no one ate them! But one person set out to prove that they weren't so bad after all - read his success story!

10 Interesting Facts About Komodo Dragons

Komodo dragons are the largest living lizards on the planet. They are fearsome creatures with a reputation for being strong, aggressive and deadly hunters. But they're not all bad - they love swimming and playing... Here are the top 10 facts about Komodo dragons!

The Fascinating Origins of the Word “Boycott”

When you think about it, “boycott” is a strange word. How does the word relate to the action of not attending or doing something? Of isolating or ignoring something? Where did the word “boycott” come from? Well, let's go back to 1880 to find out.

The Pirate Who Raided A Ship For Their Hats

As the golden age of pirating drew to a close in the early – mid 1700's, one particular pirate, the infamous Benjamin Hornigold, committed one of the pirate age’s most infamous and bizarre raids. Find out what he raided and why in this amusing but informative article!

24 Weird Coins, Notes and Types of Currency

What does cheese, snakes, tulips & teeth have in common? If you haven't guessed by now, they've all been used as a form of currency! Well over the years there have been many weird forms of currency, as well as strange notes and coins. Here are 24 of the most interesting!

Facts About Everyone’s Favorite Droids: R2-D2 and C-3PO

One thing I love about the Star Wars universe is the way characters are coupled with each other. There's Luke and Leia, Han and Chewie, Vader and Sidious - and, of course, R2D2 and C-3PO. In a galaxy full of icons and iconic moments, these two droids are about as iconic as you can get!

Pokemon: 30 Ivysaur Facts

Ivysaur is one of the more under-appreciated Pokémon out there. Sure, Ivysaur might not look as blasé as Charmeleon or as tough as Wartortle, but Ivysaur is one powerful Pokémon for a second-stage starter. Here are the top thirty interesting facts about Ivysaur.

The Drunken Elephant Rampage That Killed 3 People

There are a fair few animals in the animal kingdom who love a good tipple, and elephants are no exception to this. Usually, drunken animals tend to get a little leery – just like their human counterparts. However, this particular animal binge sesh ended with a bit of a darker twist.

10 Crazy Coincidences That Are Hard To Believe

Coincidence is something that's bound to strike us sooner or later - it's is just a natural part of life. Even so, there are times when there are coincidences so crazy that it makes you stop and wonder. Here are 10 coincidences that are so crazy they are hard to believe!

100 Interesting Space Facts That’ll Blow Your Mind

We've literally searched the universe for the most amazing space facts, including facts about the planets in our solar system, moons, the Milky Way, and beyond! We're pretty sure #100 will make you smile!

The Great Carrier Reef – The Largest Fabricated Reef Ever!

We’ve heard of Australia’s Great Barrier Reef, but one diver’s paradise we’ve not heard about is the Great Carrier Reef. 24 miles from the coast on Pensacola, sat at the bottom of the Gulf of Mexico, is the USS Oriskany - an 888-foot former US Navy Aircraft Carrier.