Throughout World War II, the Nazis were engaged in numerous wonder weapon, or wunderwaffe, projects like the V1 missile, V2 rocket, Me 262 jet fighter, and the Landkreuzer P. 1000 super tank. Some, like the Me 262 and the V2, were early examples of technology that would eventually come to revolutionize warfare. Others, like the […]Read more "Nazi Secrets: Die Glocke and the Fly Trap"
If there is one universal symbol that many associate with Halloween, it would have to be the image of a bright, orange pumpkin with a face carved into it. People leave Jack-o-lanterns on their porches, children carry plastic versions to carry candy for trick-or-treating, and it’s even the logo for the horror film Halloween. But […]Read more "The Story of the Jack-O-Lantern"
A precursor to the more recently created KSK, there was a team of soldiers created in the Federal Republic of Germany to deal with counter-terrorism at a time when the primary fear of many people was that of a Third World War between NATO and the Warsaw Pact. That unit continues to exist today, and […]Read more "The GSG-9 Counter-terrorism Team"
There’s plenty of unexplained phenomena occurring in the skies around the world; from the extremely loud “skyquakes” to seemingly random booms with no apparent source. Such instances have been reported on the news and taken the Internet by storm, but one type of anomaly that has also been heard around the world can’t actually be […]Read more "The Hum Heard Around The World"
During World War I, there was a unit of soldiers comprised of Czechs and Slovaks (although the majority of troops were Czechs) that fought for the Russian Empire. This unit, called the “Czechoslovak Legion,” fought believing that it would lead to the creation of an independent Czechoslovakia. However, the Legion eventually found itself fighting to […]Read more "The Inspiring Story of the Czechoslovak Legion"
Certain special forces groups, such as the American Navy SEALs, British SAS or the Russian Spetsnaz are becoming more widely known due to their appearances in video games and action movies. There is one group however, that remains widely unknown to most people despite the group originating from one of the larger NATO countries in […]Read more "Germany’s Secretive Kommando Spezialkräfte"
One of the largest and most influential organizations in the world, the European Union, or the EU, did not have an actual founding, and was only called the European Union after 1993. It began with the Treaty of Paris signed on April 18th, 1951 between the countries of Italy, Belgium, France, Luxembourg, the Netherlands and […]Read more "The European Union"