Surprising Facts About the Vikings

The Viking Ring Fort, or Trelleborg

Did know that Vikings had forts? A Trelleborg is a circular fort built by Vikings. They are symmetrical, with gates pointing in the cardinal directions. There are seven known fortresses in Denmark and Sweden, built in strategic locations for the Vikings.

It’s possible that these fortresses were built by the same king, Harold Bluetooth of Denmark, as most of the seven fortresses were dated to his reign. Many artifacts were found at these forts, suggesting that women and children may have also lived around or within them as well.

wikipedia.org
  • The Australian Bushranger Who Was A Master Prison Escapist

    One Australian bushranger by the name of Joseph Johns had a very interesting talent: no cell or prison could hold him. In fact, he escaped from prison on so many occasions the authorities became frustrated and built him a special cell that was tailored to keep him inside. The governor even came and checked the...

    Read More
  • Romania Home To The Living And Growing Rocks

    These mysterious rocks that appear to be living entities in Romania continue to grow & grow, defying all the odds and confusing biologists around the world. They really do appear to be something that is impossible: stones that move and grow. Locals refer to them as Trovants and they have confused experts all around the...

    Read More
  • Chuuk Lagoon The Biggest Underwater Graveyard

    If you happen to like diving with wrecks and skeletons then you may want to check out Chuuk Lagoon on your next trip. Previously known as Truk Lagoon, this was a main Japanese naval base during the Second World War. It was home to a huge portion of the Japanese fleet and was their main...

    Read More
  • The Secret CIA Heart Attack Gun

    It would only be fitting that the secret and mysterious CIA, the spy organization of the United States Of America would be behind the invention of the heart attack pistol. The instrument was so deadly and untraceable that even to this day after being exposed to its existence in 1975, no one really knows how...

    Read More
  • Tokyo’s Massive Underground Flood Protection

    When you think Japanese you do think organized and ready for anything, and well that rings true for Tokyo’s massive underground flood protection system. In fact, Tokyo is preparing for flooding levels that the world has never seen before. North of Tokyo you will find Kasukabe, a system of underground sewers and pumps dedicated to...

    Read More