Wojtek was an orphaned bear who was adopted by the Polish Second Corps during WWII. Wojtek accompanied the soldiers into battle and was even enlisted into the 22nd Artillery Transport Company and given the rank of private.
Circus life can be perilous; whether malfunctioning high wires, animal tragedies, or fires, when something goes wrong, it can be life-threatening. Here, we count down five of the most horrific circus tragedies in history.
Before Alan Shepherd and Neil Armstrong, there was Ham – a 37-pound chimpanzee.
17-year-old Virginia Christian was the first and last female juvenile to be executed in the electric chair in 1912.
Come and take a look inside this abandoned Victorian home which has quite a violent and colourful history.
The battlefields of World War I were the scene of much heroism. These heroes came from all walks of life. One unique hero, however, walked on all fours!