Inside The World’s Tallest Slum

Construction began over two decades ago in the early 90s, however was never fully completed. After the developer died in 1994, the project came...

Hero Uncle Wrestles Shark To Retrieve Nephew’s Severed Arm

Call it heroism, call it madness, call it what you will; this story is off the charts on the bravery meter. In 2001, in the...

The Heroes of Trans Australia Airlines Flight 408

The Trans Australia Airlines hijacking was Australia's first plane hijacking. It took place on the evening of 19. July 1960. The aircraft, a Lockheed Electra...

Vogelsang – Where the Soviets Kept the Missiles to Nuke the...

Hidden away in the Brandenburg forest north of Berlin is an abandoned complex with a sinister history, rooted in the soviet past, in fact...

L’Aérotrain – The Concept Hovertrain that Never Was

Designed by engineer Jean Bertin and developed in France from 1965 to 1977, this decidedly retrofuture (from today’s perspective) hovertrain was supposed to bring...

Rome Alone – 11 year old boy boards a plane to...

When a young child tries to run away from home, the furthest they normally manage to get is to a friend’s house. Not this...

Jesús García – The Man That Jumped onto a Burning Train...

In 1907 he saved the entire mining town of Nacozari, Sonora when he jumped onto a burning train that was loaded with dynamite and...

Young Man Travels 5,000 Miles to Meet Total Stranger after Facebook...

Most of us ignore Facebook friend suggestions. They often appear through some tenuous link via a FB friend that you haven't seen or heard...

Real Life Memento – The Man with the 5 Minute Memory

Chen Hongzhi, from Hsinchu county, in north-western Taiwan is the real life version of Guy Peirce's character in Memento. Meet the real life memento...

The Honecker Nuclear Bunker in Berlin

Thankfully, the ever present threat of WW3 with the prospect of the obliteration of mankind via the atomic bomb are behind us now. However,...

Lunatics Play Russian Roulette with 12,000-Volt Tasers

The average Russian male, does seem to have a lot of testosterone running through his veins. Putin continues to be idolized, despite a failing...
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Elusive “Turtle Island” Rising from the Waters of the Muodaoxi River

Every year around the months of spring, thousands of Chinese tourists flock to the The Gorges Reservoir to see an elusive "turtle island" rising...

The Abandoned Hotel del Salto in Tequendama Falls, Colombia

It is easy to see why people once flocked here, the landscape is truly beautiful. The position of the hotel to enjoy the vista...

A man spends 18 years on the road in search for...

On September 21, 1997 his two year old boy, Guo Zhen was abducted from the front gate of his home in Liaocheng, Shandong Province,...

Luxury Holiday Apartment Dangling 9,000 Feet Above The French Alps

If staying in a cable car 9,000 feet in the air above the French Alps is something you would consider to be a relaxing...

Karosta Prison Hotel Where Guests are Treated as Inmates

Karosta Prison in Latvia was a brutal military prison turned death camp throughout parts of the 20th Century. This is a story about Karosta Prison...

A Man Goes 40 Years Without Sleep

If you suffer from the odd spell of insomnia, you will empathise with the subject of this following strange story. Never in the history of...

An Indian Village Without Doors

It may seem hard to believe, however there is a village in India where each of the 300 odd buildings has doorways but no...

The Island That Sank

The town of Holland Island was once a thriving fishing village off the coast in the Chesapeake Bay. In the early 1900’s, the island...

25 Incredible Images That Couldn’t Possibly Change Your Life

16 shipwrecks on a sandbar in Bermuda   Bagger 288, the largest land vehicle in the world   Hitler rehearsing a speech in front of a mirror   The end...

The Abandoned Restaurant – Inside a Boeing 747!

Urban exploring has really taken off in South Korea, (no pun intended with this particular story). And here we have an abandoned location of...

The A-bomb Museum open for just 12 hours a year

It’s a rather unusual museum. All it has on display is a few pebbles of glass, a chunk of concrete about the size of a...

The Forgotten WW1 Structures of Great Britain

Dotted all over the landscape of the U.K are memorials to Britain's wartime dead. From stone plaques in the centre of villages naming those...

A Blind Man and a Double Amputee Join Forces to Survive

Sometimes a story comes along that cannot help but tug at the heartstrings. Any example of great achievement in the face of adversity deserves...

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