The 4 Kilometer Tower

By Newsburst (Own work) [CC BY-SA 3.0 (], via Wikimedia Commons

The X-Seed 4000 is a proposed structure which would be as high as a mountain (4km/2.5mi) and would be able to accommodate up to 1 million inhabitants. It was created by architect Peter Neville in 1995 in a bizarre, but effective publicity stunt for an architecture firm. The plans for this astounding building were actually completed.  It would need at least 3 million tons …

The furthest human made object and its contents

On Sept 5, 1977, NASA launched the Voyager 1 space probe was launched into space to fly by Jupiter, Saturn and Saturn’s moon Titan. It did so successfully and in 2012, it left our solar system and entered interstellar space. It is still sending data and will do until approximately 2025, when it will only be a piece of glorified space …

The Great Manure Crisis of 1894

There is a panic for every generation. In the many centuries before cars would clog up the streets of New York and other cities, there were horses and horse carriages. Naturally, all of these horses had to “go” and therefore left small messy piles of manure.

When Soviets shot down American planes

During the Korean War (1950-1953) North Korean invaded South Korea, which was immediately helped by the United Nations (predominately US forces). Once the North was then overrun in a large counterattack, they asked other communist regimes for help.