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6 Plans Hitler Had For Britain
6 Plans Hitler Had For Britain

In 1940, the Nazis drew up unusual and downright terrifying invasion plans for Britain.

4 Incredible Abandoned Structures From The Cold War
4 Incredible Abandoned Structures From The Cold War

They once stood proudly as icons of the Eastern Bloc, but what became of these marvels?

5 of the Strangest Plane Crashes Ever
5 of the Strangest Plane Crashes Ever

Thankfully, plane crashes are very rare but when they happen they can be catastrophic.

Why do car wheels appear to spin backwards?
Why do car wheels appear to spin backwards?

Why do car wheels and helicopter rotor blades appear to reverse when spinning fast?

The Future of Robots
The Future of Robots

There are certain fields where robots are certain to make an impact.

Firearm Terminology Explained
Firearm Terminology Explained

Here’s a guide to some of the often surprising technical jargon of firearms.

Who Was Saint George?
Who Was St. George?

Patron saint of England, St. George wasn't English and didn't slay dragons. Who was he?

Four Examples of Engineering Genius
Four Examples of Engineering Genius

How human ingenuity has led to the creation of spectacular structures.

The Nation’s Favourite Buildings Revealed!
The Nation’s Favourite Buildings Revealed!

From St Paul’s Cathedral to Blackpool Tower, Stonehenge to Edinburgh Castle…

Experts Predict How We Will Live In The Future
Experts Predict How We Will Live In The Future

Super-deep basements, floating cities and high-rise farms will form our future landscape.

How to Defend a Medieval Castle
How to Defend a Medieval Castle

It’s easy to forget that many castle adornments once served a crucial purpose.

The Peculiar Origins Of 5 Iconic Landmarks
The Peculiar Origins Of 5 Iconic Landmarks

Here are some unlikely origin stories that show five landmarks in a new light…

The Five Other Triangles As Spooky As The Bermuda Triangle
The Five Other Triangles As Spooky As The Bermuda Triangle

Did you know there are other “triangles” which have inspired even eerier tales?

Four Wars You May Never Have Heard Of
Four Wars You May Never Have Heard Of

One has the distinction of being the shortest war ever waged…

5 Strangest Dictators Of Modern Times
5 Strangest Dictators Of Modern Times

Meet the five dictators who were as peculiar as they were powerful…

What Would England Look Like Without History's Spies?
What Would England Look Like Without History's Spies?

London goes back to the future with our ‘History’s Ultimate Spies report’ by Tracy Borman.