World War Two Facts
The Second World War was the most deadliest and significant war in history, in which 30 countries are included, resulting the death of more than 50 million people. Here are some interesting random Wii facts you probably didn’t know about.
- During World War II, Allies on Berlin expelled bomb, which cause the death of only 1 Elephant in Berlin zoo.
- Red Army raped 2 million German women aged 13-17.
- During World War II, Americans used to say “Liberty Steak” instead of “Hamburger” to avoid the German sounding name.
- Adolf Hitler’s nephew named William Hitler was in the U.S. Navy and fought against Hitler.
- The largest Japanese spy ring was actually located in Mexico during Word War II.
- During WWII, only 10,000 people returned out of 40,000 who served on U- boats.
- U.S. budget increased from $1.9 billion to $59.8 billion during 1940 to1945.
- One of interesting Word War two facts is that the Oscar’s statuettes were made up of painted plaster instead of metal due to the shortage of metal.
It’s been 25 years since the Chernobyl disaster, but the effects are still being felt today. Here are interesting Chernobyl facts you should know about.
- At first, the government kept Chernobyl nuclear disaster of 1986 as secret. Even the Soviet Union, of which Ukraine was a part at that time, had no idea that what was happening in the corner of their empire.
- It was the Swedish who alerted the Europe about the accident. It was a result of the horrifying accident in power plant instead of the painting above Ukraine in the form of a cloud.
- The Chernobyl area was abandoned just 2 days before the heavy radiation. Inhabitants were allowed to take their money and documents. They have no idea that nothing will remain behind them.
- The true victims were the firemen who were inside the exclusion zone to set the initial fire down.
- The radiation was so intensive that the eyes of a firefighter turned from brown to blue.
- People were told to drink Vodka so that it could reduce the chances of thyroid cancer.
- After the first explosion, the Geiger counters in the control room read 3.6, which is a safe unit. But the counters were designed to go up to 3.6. The real reading was 15000.
- The Chernobyl exclusive zone is now a wildlife park and sanctuary. You can have a trip into the exclusive zone for $250.