The Biggest Tsunamis in History

The Biggest Tsunamis in History

A tsunami is a natural disaster that occurs in places near the ocean. It is a larger version of a tidal wave and could rise more than a thousand feet. Besides its massive size, it travels fast towards the land, crushing everything that hits its way. Throughout the years, several tsunamis caused … Read more

1918-1919 Influenza: A look at Dim History of the Spanish Flu

Spanish flu victims

Pandemics have infected society throughout history, but the influenza of 1918-1919 was the most devastating in known human history. It is known as the Spanish flu or the influenza of 1918, which was the most devastating pandemic in modern history. It spread even to the most isolated human communities and estimated to … Read more

The Biggest Earthquakes in History

The Biggest Earthquakes in History

Throughout the years, our planet survived millions of earthquakes that destroyed homes, buildings, and other infrastructures. Furthermore, earthquakes are the result of the movement of tectonic plates, although other factors like volcanic eruptions could also cause it. In our history, several recorded earthquakes hit our planet. Some of the major quakes in … Read more

The Greatest Expeditions in History

The Greatest Expeditions in History

Our world, as we know it, would not be the same without the work of different explorers in our history. It is all written in our history books the names and expeditions of the brave people who explored the vast oceans during the early times. Apparently, it seems pretty challenging as it … Read more

History of the Black Plague

Yersina pestis

In the mid-1300s, there was a global epidemic involving a devastating bubonic plague that struck Asia and Europe in the middle of the 1300s. In October 1347, the plague was believed to arrive in Europe after a dozen ships from the Black Sea docked at Messina’s Sicilian port.  The people that had … Read more

The History of Mount Weather

Mount Weather FEMA

The Mount Weather Emergency Operations Center, better known as Mount Weather, is a military underground bunker and missile silo launch facility located in the state of Virginia, United States. It is also one of the Continuity of Government (COG) safety sites in the US, although its exact COG functions are still strictly … Read more

Tips for Storing Food for the Long Term

assorted food products on white wooden shelf

While all of us never wish for any disaster to happen, the reality is that we will face it – only we do not know when. That is why it is always better to prepare for any eventuality. No matter what event you are preparing for – natural or man-made disasters, a … Read more

What Is the Svalbard Global Seed Vault?

Svalbard seed vault

The Svalbard Global Seed Vault is a secure seed bank on Spitsbergen, a Norwegian island of the Arctic Svalbard archipelago. Since it is only about 1,300 kilometers (or 810 miles) from the North Pole, the Svalbard Global Seed Vault is as remote as it can get. A seed bank, in simplest terms, … Read more