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Solitary Sentinels: Meet Soldiers Guarding America's Nuclear Weapons

  • 3 months ago

The missiles are kept underground with each facility occupying a parcel of land not bigger than a football pitch and each facility has control of 10 nuclear missiles.

Valentine Strasser: Youngest African president ever

  • 3 months ago

Valentine Strasser had been a junior military officer but in 1992, he became the world's youngest Head of State when he seized power three days after his 25th birthday.

Sonnenberg Tunnel: Switzerland's tunnel capable of withstanding a blast from a nuclear explosion

  • 4 months ago

The shelter consisted of the two motorway tunnels (one per direction of travel), each capable of holding 10,000 people in 64 person subdivisions

The history of Kenyan car number plates

  • 4 months ago

It is not known when the first vehicle was registered in Kenya, but it is thought to be before 1920

Jaap Haartsen: Dutch engineer best known for his role in producing the specification for Bluetooth

  • 4 months ago

A native of the Netherlands, Haartsen studied at the Delft University of Technology, obtaining both his M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in electrical engineering

The inspiring story of South Africa's Sandra Laing

  • 4 months ago

Sandra Laing is a South African woman who was classified as Coloured by authorities during the apartheid era. She was classified as Coloured due to her skin colour and hair texture, although she was the child of at least three generations of ancestors

What you need to know about car-free days in Uganda, Ethiopia and Rwanda

  • 4 months ago

In Rwanda, car-free day started as a monthly event in 2016 as a City of Kigali initiative, but a year later it was made fortnightly, on the recommendation of President Paul Kagame after he attended it in 2017

Surinam toad: South America toad with no teeth and tongue

  • 5 months ago

The head of the frog is very flat and is triangular and it also has very small black eyes, that are located on the top of their head

African Heritage House: Inside Africa's most photographed house located in Athi River 

  • 5 months ago

African Heritage House is a national monument built by late environmentalist Alan Donovan to preserve forgotten architectural designs of the African continent

Laos: Fascinating facts about country with cheapest alcohol in the world

  • 5 months ago

However, the spirit tastes to downing a bottle of methylated spirits and has caused blindness in very rare cases

How Bhutanese motorists manage to drive effectively with no traffic lights countrywide

  • 5 months ago

If the country does not have any traffic lights how is there a smooth flow of traffic?

Iron-ore Train: The the longest and heaviest railway in the world

  • 5 months ago

In January 2019, the railway resumed tourism after a ten year hiatus; part of the track ran through a forbidden tourist area

Get to know the origin of panama hats

  • 6 months ago

The two main processes in the creation of a Panama hat are weaving and blocking

Canadian woman becomes world’s first patient to be diagnosed as suffering from climate change

  • 6 months ago

In June, Canada suffered from a historic heatwave, followed by a thick smog season triggered by wildfires

The Eagle Festival: Interesting competition where eagle, eagle owners show off hunting skills

  • 6 months ago

Other sporting activities include horse racing, archery and the highly entertaining goatskin tug of war on horseback

Yuri Gagarin: Get to know world's first man to travel into space

  • 6 months ago

Gagarin died when the MiG-15 training jet he was piloting with flight instructor Vladimir Seryogin crashed