In order to recruit the dogs that would be needed, the military released an appeal to the public asking that they donate any unwanted pets they might have, and in the face of the widespread food rations at the time more than enough people were happy to comply.
The 800-year-old Sé Velha de Coimbra is the only surviving Romanesque cathedral in Portugal, and it's being slowly devoured by a type of black mold that scientists say has never been seen before.
NASA data from a satellite which died five years ago shows multiple lost continents underneath the frozen one. Dead men may tell no tales but it looks like dead satellites can.
The strange story of King Frederick William I of Prussia, who went about creating a bizarre army of super-sized giants the likes of which the world has never seen.
It sucks when you can't fall asleep, staring at your clock repeatedly until the wee hours of the morning. But this is nothing compared to the most extreme form of insomnia, which eventually can lead to death.