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...
UNIT 731: The Most Horrific Unit of World War II

UNIT 731: The Most Horrific Unit of World War II

Unit 731 Officially known as The Epidemic Prevention and Water Purification Department of the Kwantung Army in Manchuria. Realizing that they would be behind the west in technology for weapons, particularly in the nuclear field, the Japanese turned to experimenting on...
Kennedy Assassination Theories 22 November 1963

Kennedy Assassination Theories 22 November 1963

Kennedy Assassination Theories The Warren Commission determined in 1964 that Lee Harvey Oswald acted alone. In the half a century since, polls have never indicated more than 30% of American believe that. Vincent Bugliosi estimates that 214 different people have been...
What Is Hart Island?

What Is Hart Island?

Hart Island It’s an island off the Bronx in New York City, not far from where I grew up. It’s not very big. Roughly a mile long by a third of a mile wide. Exact acreage is argued: some say its 101 acres and other claim its 131 acres. I put this map together while...