Dejima: The Island That Was Once Japan’s Only Connection To The Outside World

Dec 7, 2023

For over two centuries, spanning from the 16th to the 19th centuries, Japan adopted a strict policy that prohibited foreigners, particularly...

The Logan Rock of Treen

Dec 5, 2023

On the edge of the cliffs overlooking the English Channel, on a headland one mile south of Treen, in Cornwall, England, is a famous rocking ...

The Mysterious Jerome of Sandy Cove

Nov 24, 2023

The story of a legless mystery man known as “Jerome” who turned up one day in 1863 in Sandy Cove is well-known in Nova Scotia. He was found ...

Tŷ Unnos: The One Night House

Nov 22, 2023

Near the village of Llanycefn, in Pembrokeshire, in south-west Wales, stands a small stone cottage. Legend has it that the cottage was built...

The Potsdam Giants

Nov 20, 2023

During his 27-year-reign, King Frederick William I of Prussia greatly expanded the size of the Prussian Army, turning it into the largest an...

Louis Le Prince, The Father of Cinematography

Nov 15, 2023

In any casual conversation regarding the history of film, the name of Louis Le Prince seldom arises. Yet, this legendary French artist and i...

The Leicester Balloon Riot of 1864

Nov 13, 2023

During the latter part of the 18th century and most of the 19th century, there was a notable surge in public fascination with ballooning. Th...

The Sinking of U-boat 864

Nov 9, 2023

During World War II, German U-boats wrought havoc upon Allied supply lines and commercial shipping inflicting heavy losses on merchant convo...

Sadd el-Kafara: The Oldest Dam in The World

Nov 6, 2023

About 40 km southeast of Cairo, close to the town of Helwan, lie the ruins of the Sadd-el-Kafara, a large embankment dam built approximately...

The Building That Gave Its Residents Leukemia

Nov 1, 2023

Building number 7 on Gvardeytsiv Kantemirovtsiv street (now known as Mariyi Pryimachenko Street) in Kramatorsk, Ukraine, was the most recent...