In 2010, the Colombian Army was facing a pretty serious hostage crisis, with several groups of kidnapped soldiers being held hostage by armed guerrilla fighters of the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia. In order to inspire the spirits of the hostages, the government had to get a message to them...but how?
The history facts they teach you in school are interesting, sure, but everyone knows that stuff. But did you know that the longest day in history was over 400 days long?! Or that Hitler helped design a vehicle that we still drive today? Read on for the facts!
One story about Dunkirk that’s rarely told is that of the Siege of Lille, a battle taking place in tandem with the evacuations that saw some 40,000 French troops hold off wave after wave of advancing elite Wehrmacht soldiers. Without the efforts of these brave French soldiers, not as many soldiers would have been saved from Dunkirk.
Americans are known for being loud and not having a filter. Fortunately, this can sometimes provide some amusing stories in dark times! Like this one for example, when the Germans asked for the Americans to surrender. The response they got was not exactly standard - find out for yourself!
Thanksgiving is the best food holiday of the year - by far! From lesser known Thanksgiving origins, to Presidents who didn’t support it, and how much turkey we eat, here we bring you the full story & facts!
During the Cold War when everyone was on edge, even though nothing happened, it was still a tense time. In those incidents, it's always nice to hear about good Samaritans. Read this heartwarming story about an American pilot that dropped candy from his aircraft for the kids in Berlin!
World War II certainly had many war heroes of it's time. One that has stood out above the rest was a man called Douglas Bader. What made him special? Well, he was a pilot - with no legs! Read all about his story and accomplishments here!
By no means was Jack the Ripper the first serial killer. However, until this madman struck, his was the first case to stir up worldwide media frenzy. Even over 100 years later, everyone knows his nickname and the mystery surrounding these attacks are scrutinized. And that’s the million dollar question: Who was Jack the Ripper?
As a response to the high casualties suffered by male soldiers, Stalin started to incorporate females into defense roles. Some of these women became night bombers. They ended up becoming so deadly, that they earned a nickname from the Germans that stuck. They were called the Night Witches.
During any war, it’s natural for certain materials to become scarce. And this was exactly the case in both World War I and II with steel. As each war dragged on, steel became more and more scarce, and the military turned to a new resource: using cement to build their ships.
For every negative story we see in the media, there are multiple positive ones that get buried. Here we have one inspiring story of a Nigerian man who pays off peoples sky-high medical bills, but asks for nothing in return! Check out this feel good story of this guardian angel.
Everyone’s used duct tape for something at some point. It is, by far, one of the handiest everyday tools you could use in life. So you’ve got to have wondered at some point: where did it come from? And what practical uses was it originally invented for?