The Great Wall of China

The Great Wall of China

The Great Wall Basic Facts: Length: 5,500 miles (8,850 kilometers) With all branches included, it measures 13,171 miles (21,196 kilometers) Started: Various walls were initiated as early as the 7th Century BC. But it was Shi Huang, in 220 BC, who is credited with...
OPERATION PAPERCLIP: A Dark Chapter in our History

OPERATION PAPERCLIP: A Dark Chapter in our History

Operation Paperclip Operation Paperclip was an OSS, Office of Strategic Services, program which brought over 1,500 Germans to the United States after World War II. The OSS was in a race with the Russians at the end of the world to reap the cream of the Nazi scientific...
Who Was Sir Richard Francis Burton?

Who Was Sir Richard Francis Burton?

Sir Richard Francis Burton Explorer, soldier, poet, translator, diplomat, spy, linguist, writer, cartographer, fencer, and more. A great and enigmatic person in history. Burton traveled the world, going to places that few westerners had ever been. Most importantly, he...
Who was NIKOLA TESLA?

Who was NIKOLA TESLA?

Nikola Tesla When we turn a light on, or plug in any device, we owe a debt to Nikola Tesla for his contributions to the design of modern alternating current electricity. In essence: the power grid. Tesla was born a Serb in the Austrian Empire on 10 July 1856. His...