Did you know that during the American Civil War, both Abraham Lincoln and Jefferson Davis wrote letters to the Pope trying to get him on there side? These letters are stored in the Secret Vatican Archives, deep beneath the surface of Vatican City. What else does the Catholic Church keep in these archives? And what … Continue reading EP 34: Mysteries of the Vatican, Their Secret Archives, and More.
Monthly Archives: November 2017
Donald Trump pardons a turkey this week, keeping the Thanksgiving tradition alive. Thanksgiving also happens to be the busiest week of the year for travel, but did you know that it’s the busiest week of the year for plumbers? Thousands of emergency calls are made to get sinks and toilets unclogged this time of year. … Continue reading EP 33: Thanksgiving Special. Travel, History and Turkey Pardons.
The original design for one of America’s most recognized monuments was very different from its finished product. Lead sculptor Gutzon Borglum meant to depict the four presidents from the waist up and Susan B. Anthony was almost added to the landmark. In this episode, we exploring the obscure history of Mt. Rushmore, the secret room … Continue reading EP 32: The Secret Room Inside of Mt Rushmore and the Largest US Monument you’ve Never Heard of.
Did you know that North Korea and South Korea are still technically at war? The Korean Armistice Agreement, signed in 1953, was only supposed to be a temporary ceasefire, but it’s still in place. Over sixty years later and there is still no treaty. Instead, we have two nations locked in a standoff. It’s one … Continue reading EP 31: The World’s Most Dangerous Border – Korea’s Demilitarized Zone (DMZ)
Did you know that the furthest distance humans have ever traveled was done not intentionally, but by complete accident? From explorers like Leif Erickson to Lewis and Clark, to more extreme methods of travel like Deep Sea Diving and Space Exploration, you might get the sense that humans are made to travel. In this travel … Continue reading EP 30: The Farthest Traveled Human Ever. Exploring the Stories Behind Some of the Deepest, Farthest, and Loneliest Traveled People.