Winning the Baby Lottery

In 1911 an orphanage in Paris hosted a raffle to raise money for various charitable organizations. After getting the okay from authorities, they announced the prizes: live babies.

The Artistic Properties of Cauliflower

In one of the stranger episodes of art history, in 1955 surrealist artist Salvador Dali filled a Rolls Royce with 500 kilograms of cauliflower and proceeded to drive from his home country of Spain to Paris, France.

Interpol was once led by the SS

The International Criminal Police Organization is best known under its informal name Interpol. With over 100 member states, it is the largest organization of its kind and facilitates police-related activities all over the globe.

The 44 year war between Germany and Andorra

On the French-Spanish border lies Andorra, one of the smallest countries in the World. At 467 km2 / 180.55 sq mi it is not even 3 times bigger than Washington DC with unchanged borders since 1278.