Heroic Tales from the Holocaust

Heroic Tales from the Holocaust

A fake syndrome: Syndrome K When Jews in Nazi-occupied Italy fled to a hospital to seek shelter, the doctors at the hospital made up a fake disease called Syndrome K. The doctors declared Syndrome K patients should be quarantined. The Nazis stayed away when the doctors told them the disease was deadly, disfiguring, and highly … Read moreHeroic Tales from the Holocaust

Astounding Facts and Figures About 9/11

Astounding Facts and Figures About 9/11

3,000 people died in the 9/11 attacks at the World Trade Center in Washington, D.C. The terrorist attack created destruction so massive that it took 9 months to clear the debris and the wreckage.  The al-Qaeda hijacked four planes. Two planes were flown into the Twin Towers of WTC, the third crashed into the Pentagon … Read moreAstounding Facts and Figures About 9/11

Mindblowing Krakatoa Eruption Facts

Mindblowing Krakatoa Eruption Facts

Mount Krakatoa is believed to be the most powerful volcano the humans have seen. While there have been many others like Mount Vesuvius and Mount Helena that were considered massive eruptions, Mount Krakatoa’s eruption was the deadliest of all. Located on a small volcanic island of the same name in southwest Indonesia, Krakatoa was the … Read moreMindblowing Krakatoa Eruption Facts

Bizarre Facts About the Black Death

Facts About Black Death

The Bubonic Plague or the Black Death swept life from Europe in the 14th century. There were ways the humans themselves were responsible for the epidemic. Read on these facts to know more about the black death. As per the Richter Scale for Human Calamity, also called the Foster Scale, the Bubonic Plague was the … Read moreBizarre Facts About the Black Death

Weirdest Incidents at the Olympics

Soaring Facts About Olympics

Two Japanese pole vault players tied for the second place in 1936 Berlin Olympics. They refused to participate in the tie-breaker. When they came back to Japan, they cut their silver and bronze medals in half and made two half-silver and half-bronze medals. In 1908, Russia’s olympic team reached the Olympic venue 12 days late … Read moreWeirdest Incidents at the Olympics

Fun Facts About Inventions and Discoveries

Fun Facts About Inventions and Discoveries

The first webcam was invented to keep a check on coffee level in the breakroom without having to get up and go there. The roller coasters were invented to distract the people from debauchery like going to brothels. LaMarcus invented the roller coaster to make people enjoy the roller coaster ride instead of doing sinful … Read moreFun Facts About Inventions and Discoveries

Destructive Facts About Famous Earthquakes And Volcanoes

Destructive Facts About Famous Earthquakes And Volcanos

The Earth faces about 500,000 earthquakes in a year, of which about 100,000 are felt by people. The 2011 earthquake in Japan was so powerful that it caused a shift in the Earth’s axis, shortened the day’s length by 1.8 microseconds and shifted Japan 2 meters to the East. The 2004 Indonesian earthquake compressed the … Read moreDestructive Facts About Famous Earthquakes And Volcanoes

Interesting And Rare Facts About Chernobyl

Interesting and Rare Facts About Chernobyl

The first firemen who reached the spot of Chernobyl meltdown stood right above the burning core. They died within a few weeks. They were exposed to a radiation of 30,000 roentgen per hour. Their bodies were so radioactive that their coffins were made of lead to prevent the radiation from their body to leak out. … Read moreInteresting And Rare Facts About Chernobyl

Rare Unknown Facts About World War II

Rare Unknown Facts About World War II

When World War II began in 1939, BBC stopped it broadcasts and resumed them in 1945 exactly at the same spot where it had stopped – a Mickey Mouse cartoon. USA provided $11 billion aid to the Soviet Union during the World War II. To this, in 1943, Joseph Stalin said, “We would have lost … Read moreRare Unknown Facts About World War II

Weird Facts About Ancient Rome

Weird Facts About Ancient Rome

The Romans had a toilet pantheon. As per the Roman mythology, when the toilet was clogged, you’d pray to the great sewer goddess Venus Cloacina, and when the you were constipated, you’d pray to Crepitus. Roman statesman Marcus Varro in 36BCE predicted that there are small creatures that cannot be seen with eyes which enter … Read moreWeird Facts About Ancient Rome