In George Orwell’s dystopian novel ‘1984’, the world is ruled by three superstates. Unfortunately, there’s not much ‘super’ to these states except their size.
In the Netherlands straight after World War II, there existed plans both official and unofficial to annex a large area of Germany as a way of obtaining war reparations (plans not to be confused with the more...
The island inspired a Soviet SF novel and movie
Up to 8,000 people each year go hunting for a legendary gold mine, guided by cryptic maps like these.
The Zeno Brothers invented a bunch of islands north of Scotland that turned out to have remarkable staying power on maps
United Shapes of America
Border weirdness on the Arabian peninsula
Past Affection Farm, take a left at the River of Tears
Pigs (or hogs, or swine, or Sus – the Latin name for the species) are omnivorous mammals of Eurasian origin, closely related to hippopotami and generally more known for being tasty than clever – although they are...
Is there a link between Andy Warhol’s fifteen minutes of fame and the tragicomic history of Carpatho-Ukraine?