Nuclear land mines powered by chickens

In the 1950s, the British Army created the project Blue Peacock. The basic idea was to bury land mines on German soil, which would halt a possible Russian advance into Western Europe.

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.


In December 1944, World War 2 was tipping in favor of the Allied Forces. During that time, the American general McAuliffe was commanding the 101st Airborne Division.  The Germans were launching one of the last massive counterattacks in the Battle of the Bulge.

The King who kidnapped and bred giants

When King Friedrich Wilhelm I (1688–1740) ruled Prussia, he became increasingly obsessed with his infantry regiment No 6 (aka Potsdam Giants). He ordered that all members had to be at least 6’2″ or 1.88 meters tall. Ironically, the king himself was only 5’3″ (1.60m). Because many men did not grow this tall in Prussia, he eventually “imported” tall men from …