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The Falaise Pocket: World War II

The Battle of the Falaise Pocket was fought August 12-21, 1944, during World War II (1939-1944).Landing in Normandy on June 6, 1944, Allied troops fought their way ashore and spent the next several weeks working to consolidate their position and expand the beachhead. This saw the forces of Lieutenant General Omar Bradley's First US Army push west and secure the Cotentin Peninsula and Cherbourg while the British Second and [...]

By | 2017-09-20T18:53:06+00:00 September 20th, 2017|World War II|0 Comments

Grady Franklin Stiles: The Lobster Boy

Grady Stiles Jr. is a rarity in the world of Human Marvels. By many accounts, this teratological terror was every bit the monster he appeared to be. The Stiles family has been afflicted for over a century with ectrodactyly, a condition commonly known as ‘Lobster Claw’ syndrome. It is a rare congenital deformity of the hand where the middle digit is missing and the hand is left where the [...]

By | 2017-09-19T13:19:29+00:00 September 19th, 2017|Historical Mysteries, Public Figures|0 Comments

Dunnottar Castle: Medieval Fortress, Scotland

Scotland has some magnificently located castles. Think no further than Stirling Castle or Edinburgh Castle, both built on top of rocks that allow them to dominate the landscape for miles around. But if we had to pick just one to trust with our lives in a time of great danger then it would without any doubt be Dunnottar Castle. No other Scottish castle comes close in terms of a [...]

By | 2017-09-18T18:06:49+00:00 September 18th, 2017|Constructions, Medieval|0 Comments

Popeye Village: Anchor Bay, Malta

Popeye Village at Malta was originally the set of the film Popeye. Construction of the film set commenced in 1979 and took 7 months to complete. After filming was completed the set remained and was later transformed into the amusement park Popeye Village. It was designed by Danish architect Hans Munk Hansen. It is made of modernist and post-war buildings and pathways. Popeye Village is the perfect place for [...]

By | 2017-09-18T09:12:41+00:00 September 18th, 2017|Constructions|0 Comments

Bruce Lee: The Legend of Martial Arts

Bruce Lee was a revered martial artist, actor, and filmmaker known for movies like 'Fists of Fury' and 'Enter the Dragon,' and the technique Jeet Kune Do. “The martial arts are ultimately self-knowledge. A punch or a kick is not to knock the hell out of the guy in front, but to knock the hell out of your ego, your fear, or your hang-ups.” —Bruce Lee Bruce Lee was [...]

By | 2017-09-17T11:12:08+00:00 September 17th, 2017|Public Figures|0 Comments

Hashima Island: Japan Ghost Island

The small island of Hashima was once bustling with a community of 5000 people, who lived alongside the mines they worked. Abandoned in the 1970s, the island and its buildings had been left to the elements. But calls for its preservation, a cameo role in a Bond movie, and Unesco recognition have all helped make this once-forgotten isle a now popular, ghostly attraction. From abandoned mines to Unesco heritage [...]

By | 2017-09-16T14:57:36+00:00 September 16th, 2017|Constructions, Historical Mysteries|0 Comments

Murder of Travis Alexander in Mesa, Arizona

Jodi Arias was convicted of brutally murdering her ex-boyfriend, Travis Alexander, at his Arizona home in 2008. “Lying isn't typically something I just do. The lies I've told in this case can be tied directly back to either protecting Travis' reputation or my involvement in his death...because I was very ashamed.” —Jodi Arias Born in 1980 in Salinas, California, Jodi Arias made headlines when she was charged with murdering [...]

By | 2017-09-15T12:13:56+00:00 September 15th, 2017|Public Figures|0 Comments

The De Havilland Mosquito: World War II

On March 15, 1939, German ambitions and lies combined with lack of British resolve pushed Europe to the brink of war when Germany occupied what was left of Czechoslovakia. After this duplicitous move, Britain and France could no longer stand by and allow Germany to encroach on any more territory. Whereas Germany had been ominously building up its armed forces, Britain and France had done nothing, but now they [...]

By | 2017-09-14T08:45:16+00:00 September 14th, 2017|World War II|0 Comments

The Cave Of Three Bridges in Tannourine, Lebanon

The Baatara Gorge Waterfall is easily one of the most beautiful sights on earth. This incredible waterfall flows through the Three Bridge Chasm, an amazing vision on its own. Located in Tannourine, Lebanon, this natural feat has been a masterpiece in the making for millions of years. After winter, when Mount Lebanon begins to melt, the ice turns to water and floods down into these cliffs, creating a waterfall [...]

By | 2017-09-13T10:46:34+00:00 September 13th, 2017|Discoveries|0 Comments

Pablo Picasso: Spanish Painter, Sculptor and Printmaker

Pablo Picasso is not just a man and his work. Picasso is always a legend, indeed almost a myth. In the public view, he has long since been the personification of genius in modern art. Picasso is an idol, one of those rare creatures who act as crucibles in which the diverse and often chaotic phenomena of culture are focussed, who seem to body forth the artistic life of [...]

By | 2017-09-12T12:39:34+00:00 September 12th, 2017|Public Figures|0 Comments

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