35 Photos That Will leave You Speechless

01. Robert Landsburg was about 7 miles from Mt St Helens when it erupted in 1980. He had only enough time to take a few photos before realising he was doomed. In an effort to protect his pictures his final act was to rewind the film in his camera, pack it in his bag and…

Seven of the Smartest Animals on Earth – reworded

You may sometimes doubt it as you read the news’ latest collection of our most stunningly dull moments, but humans are definitely the top of earth’s intelligence charts. Language is seen as the big divider – a chimp may be able to outsmart you when it comes to feeding from an ant’s nest, but he…

10 Famous Philosophers with Mind-bending Ideas

Given free rein I’m sure you can come up with some pretty challenging ideas. The mind is a wonderful thing, explaining the world and imagining new ones. Philosophers are supposed to help us do the former, but plenty of them get into territory that seems more appropriate for the latter. Here, in no particular order,…

Top Special Forces Units in the World

Number 1 - UK - SAS (Special Air Squadron) The SAS are one of the older special forces units in the world and widely regarded to be amongst the world's best and most experienced special forces units. The SAS or Special Air Squadron was founded on July 1st 1941, during World War 2, by David…

Top WW2 Secrets

Normandy Landings: Here are some of the interesting things from the D-Day invasion of Normandy that changed the war and helped Allies invade Germany. Germany had built a strong fortress to protect the Atlantic coasts of Norway, France and Belgium from an invasion from Britain. However, on June 6 1944 it was broken in one…