The History of Urbanization (3700 BC – 2000 AD)

Max Galka of Metrocosm has created an amazing interactive map that records the formation of new cities over the course of 6,000 Years, from 3700 BC to AD 2000. Watch the video below, as the world’s cities are born one-by-one in 3700 BC and continuing up to the present.

Heineken Beer Cans Disguised as Pepsi

Smuggler caught trying to sneak 48,000 cans of Heineken beer disgusted as Pepsi into Saudi Arabia. Customs officers at the Al Batha border crossing with the UAE discovered that the alcoholic beer cans were covered with Pepsi plastic stickers.

Öresund: Amazing Bridge Turns Into An Underwater Tunnel

The Öresund is a cable-stayed bridge across the Öresund strait between Scania in southernmost Sweden, and Denmark. The bridge runs nearly 8 kilometers (5 miles) from the Swedish coast to the artificial island of Peberholm, where it then transitions into a tunnel that extends an additional 4 Kilometers (2.5 miles). Drivers must pay a toll to… Continue reading Öresund: Amazing Bridge Turns Into An Underwater Tunnel

The Most Complex Borders in Europe

Most of you might already know about the most complicated border situation between Baarle-Nassau, Netherlands and Baarle-Hertog, Belgium. But, did you know the story behind it? Well, the border’s complexity results from a number of equally complex medieval treaties, agreements, land-swaps and sales between the Lords of Breda and the Dukes of Brabant. Generally speaking, predominantly agricultural… Continue reading The Most Complex Borders in Europe

Amazing 1000 Years Time-Lapse Map of Europe

An incredible animated Time-Lapse video map of Europe fast forwarded from the year 1000 AD until the present day, showing Europe’s shifting borders, alliances, unions, territories, occupied land etc.

Never Too Old For Smuggling

The Border Patrol Agents became suspicious of a 94 year old lady as she attempted to enter the U.S. border. The old lady was immediately detained after they found ten and a half pounds of marijuana strapped to her body while trying to cross the pedestrian gate to Arizona State border. The six bundles had an estimated street value… Continue reading Never Too Old For Smuggling