5 Historical Coincidences That Blow Our Minds
Call coincidence what you’d like: luck, karma, fate, or just random happenstance. In any case, when similar events occur, it’s fascinating and, sometimes, downright eerie. Some coincidences have so many layers…
The U.S. Army created a “Ghost Army” to deceive the Germans in WWII.
At first glance, the base of the U.S. “Ghost Army” would have resembled a movie set, with artists painting dummy airplanes, actors reciting fake radio broadcasts, and soundtracks playing on…
In 1712, Sweden had a February 30.
February is normally the shortest month of the year, but in 1712, Sweden extended the month all the way to February 30. This calendrical anomaly occurred as the country awkwardly…
Iceland and Britain engaged in a series of conflicts known as the Cod Wars.
Iceland currently ranks as the most peaceful country in the world, but its history isn’t entirely free of strife. Beginning in the 1950s, the Nordic country engaged in a series…