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Nation Ends World War One 40 Years Late, 1958

The time one disregarded European state forgot to end the Great War For its main belligerents, World-War-I lasted from 1914 until 1918, yet bizarrely Germany remained at war, technically, with one country for another 40 years. Andorra is a European minnow state of 468 km (181 sq mi) and just 76,000 call it home. It… Continue Reading →

The 14 Year-Old Cop, 2009

The embarrassing episode for the Chicago Police Dept. when they discovered a teenager had managed to get hold of a uniform and go under cover as a cop. Find out what duties he performed during his ‘shift’ and try to figure out how he slipped through the net. It was just past lunchtime and a… Continue Reading →

French Sink Greenpeace Ship, 1985

How on earth did Greenpeace get mixed up in the seedy world of covert operations to result in one of its ships getting mined? Read about how the world-renowned conservation group annoyed the French so much they launched ‘Operation Satanique’ against them. Sticking to the shadows, sheathed in black and deadly with any weapon, the… Continue Reading →

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