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20 Interesting Facts About Adolf Hitler

Sponsored<p>Adolf Hitler- a name which brings all the nitty-gritty’s about the World War II and sums up the Holocaust. In the modern history, nobody …

Adolf Hitler

How to make your family live as healthily as the Japanese

They may be renowned for sushi and sumo wrestlers – and more recently for their brilliance at rugby - but the Japanese should be celebrated for a less well known phenomenon: being the healthiest people on the planet.<p>According to a major global analysis in the Lancet, a child born in Japan today …

Nutrition

Japan seeks UN recognition for its own 'Schindler' who saved 6,000 Jews

Chiune Sugihara, a diplomat posted to Lithuania, defied his government to issue thousands of transit visas to Jews desperate to flee Europe in 1940 but his efforts went unrecognised for years<p>It was a decision that would destroy his career but save thousands of lives. Confronted with crowds of Jews …

Tel Aviv

Haunting Haikyo: 7 Abandoned Wonders of Modern Japan

Haikyo is the Japanese term for ‘ruins’ and intimates infiltration and exploration of the country’s abandoned places, of which there are many. The …

10 Hong Kong microadventures to help you make the most of the city

Many of us yearn for adventure, but feel we don’t have the time, the money or the gear. Fortunately there’s a solution to our quandary: …

Hong Kong

Why I'm Going to Burma (Myanmar)

Photo courtesy of MTSobek<p>When word got out I was thinking of taking a group to Burma this November, I received this email:<p><i>Dear Mr. Bangs: I strongly advise you to drop travel to Burma. The treatment of the Rohingy minority is so appalling that I feel that no one should be visiting that …

A Brief History of United States Currency

The world might run on money, but somehow the United States got by without a standardized currency system for almost 100 years. Until 1861, private …

Japan lawmakers pass legislation expanding military's role for first time since WWII

After scuffles in the normally staid Japanese parliament, human barricades and weeks of noisy citizen protests outside, lawmakers passed controversial legislation early Saturday that will allow the nation's troops to fight overseas for the first time since World War II.<p>The bills were passed after …

Japan

Vietnam's prison-island paradise

Despite being a quick 45-minute turboprop flight from Ho Chi Minh City, Con Son is a world away from Vietnam’s well-beaten tourist trail, with inexplicably few Western travellers.<p>At 5 am and 6 pm, government loudspeakers crackle to life all over Vietnam. Relics of an era before homes had …

Vietnam

Weird Weapons And Other Surprising Objects From The First World War

Gauntlet dagger<p>This gauntlet dagger – sometimes also known as a ‘punching’ dagger – is designed to be worn on the bearer’s arm like a glove during …

A Lauded War Photographer Rediscovers Vietnam

At a lush highway rest stop in the Mekong Delta, Ut snapped these restaurant workers before ordering breakfast of hot soup with rice noodles.

The best place to travel every month of the year

We teamed up with Kayak to find the best international destination to visit each month of the year.<p>Kayak calculated the median monthly airfare and median hotel rates for four-star properties in multiple destinations around the world. Activities and weather were also taken into consideration.<p>Here is …

94-year-old who served behind Nazi lines reveals the most terrifying thing he experienced

John Cardinalli, who was sworn to secrecy for 65 years following the end of World War II, has taken to Reddit to explain his time with the US Office of Strategic Services. The OSS was the forerunner of the CIA, and it was dedicated to coordinating espionage and intelligence gathering behind enemy …

'True Size Map' Proves You've Been Picturing The Planet All Wrong

It'll rock your world.<p>Did you know that California is more than four times the size of Portugal? Or that you could fit China, the U.S. <i>and</i> India into the continent of Africa, with room to spare?<p>Prepare yourself for a whole new kind of geography lesson.<p>The True Size Map shows countries as many …

Maps

Zero Fighter Plane Preparing for First Japan Flight Since WWII

By<p>Jun Hongo<p>Jun Hongo<p>The Wall Street Journal<p>Biography<p>@junhongowsj<p>jun.hongo@wsj.com<p>An original Zero fighter aircraft used by the Imperial Japanese Navy during World War II is gearing up for its first flight in Japan since the end of the war.<p>According to organizers of a project to put the plane back …

World War II

Q&A: Ken Burns says US civil war still relevant

"It speaks to what we're going through today," Burns says of the series which is being aired for five consecutive nights from Sept. 7 through 11 (check local listings for time).<p>The filmmaker recently sat down with The Associated Press to discuss how race remains an explosive American …

These Pit Bull War Heroes Might Not Even Be Allowed In Military Housing Today

These historical dogs were valued members of the military units they served.<p>Some of America's most beloved wartime canines wouldn’t even be allowed to live on many military bases today.<p>The U.S. Army, Marines, Air Force and Air Force Space Command -- as well as some individual Navy bases -- all have …

Pets

One of the US' greatest mysteries

Atop a desolate hill in a small US town are the Georgia Guidestones: an eerie 19ft tall granite monument with a post-apocalyptic message for the world.<p>The drone of the man’s oak didgeridoo reverberated off the granite. “Not that I know when Doomsday is,” he said, parting his lips from the …

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