During World War II, weapons research led to some strange places (bouncing bombs anyone?). In addition to creating to new weapons, teams were attempting to find ways to attack without tipping off the enemy that bombs were en route. Enter: animal-borne bombs.
Listen to this article: Australian farms were under attack. They requested help from the government, and the government obliged. In 1932, nearly 10,000 rounds of machine gun fire was used against the enemy. While Australia suffered no casualties (and killed thousands), in the end the military pulled back in failure. What was this unstoppable force? Emus.
Listen to this article: While researching the Cold War for the latest episode of Rarities, a question came to mind… With nuclear weapons being so cataclysmic, were early tests noticed by civilians? The answer is not only yes, but also that the radiation was measured and recorded by some. Such was the case with the […]
Listen to this article: Ramparts that stand up to 40 feet high, walls stretching for 12 miles (sometimes 30 feet thick) all of which has survived nearly 900 years… this is the site of the medina in Marrakesh, Morocco. It was built somewhere in the 1120s and survived to the present day. Yet when visiting the old fortified […]