In England until the early 20th century, a man wishing to separate from his wife could lead her to market by a halter and sell her to the highest bidder.
Russian pilot Semyon Bychkov served both in the Soviet Air Forces and the Luftwaffe and was stripped of all Soviet awards posthumously.
In medieval Germany, married couples could legally settle their disputes by fighting a judicial duel. To even the field, the man had to fight from inside a hole with one arm tied behind his back. The woman was free to move and was armed with a sack filled with rocks.
When the Norse vikings sailed for America in the 11th century, they fully expected (and hoped) to find a race of monsters to fight. Instead, they found the indigenous peoples. Disappointed at finding no real monsters, the Norse (known for being tall) called them Skræling, or pygmies.
There is a man wandering through the Amazon rainforest thought to be the last member of his tribe. No one knows his language or what tribe he belonged to.
The first man to perform cardiac catheterization, did it on himself then walked downstairs to the radiology department to take the x-ray to prove you would not die. He was fired, became a Nazi, then won the Nobel Prize.
Captain Richard Antrim was captured in 1942 & held as a POW. During this time, he impressed with his engineering skills & helped the Japanese arrange trenches. From the air, the trenches spelled out “US”, warning bombers not to attack and that it was a POW camp, saving hundreds of lives.
In 1994 a 17 yr old boy used radioactive material from homemade items like clocks to build himself a nuclear reactor. Although it never came anywhere near reaching critical mass, it ended up emitting dangerous levels of radiation, likely over 1,000 times normal background radiation.
Rome has many names, such as “The Forever City” but as the romantic’s and the hedonist’s favourite city, it must have a lot to offer, and it sure does. Many people already know a lot about Rome, but here is a bit more information about the beautiful city packed with Italian charm. General Information Rome is the capital of Italia with more than 3.5 million inhabitants. The city is built on top of seven hills and is divided by the river Tiber. On the West side of the Tiber river, you´ll find the Vatican state, while the old Rome is