Latest Documentary News

Here you can find the latest documentary news, along with fascinating stories and editorial pieces written by our dedicated team.

We believe that mindless internet browsing dulls and clutters the mind. Our goal is to bring you stories and articles related to our huge library of documentaries to expand your mind. Knowledge is power.

China’s Army, Frightening Facts about the Largest Active Army in the World

China has more than 2 million active members of the army, which is much more than what the United States have, for example. And the country also has secret bases for cyber warfare and nuclear capability

  • 21
  • 17 hours ago
Uffizi Gallery – First Modern Art Museum in Europe

Opened in 1769, the museum was first modern museum in the history of Europe. Home to some of the most famous works including masterpieces by Botticelli, Michelangelo, Leonardo da Vinci, Titian, Carava...

  • 170
  • 1 week ago
9 Zaha Hadid Buildings as Spectacular as Daxing Airport

She refused to say that her designs belong in a particular style or period. Zaha was known as “the queen of curves”. But her buildings are not easily grouped with one particular style

  • 277
  • 2 weeks ago
Attila the Hun – Powerful Military Leader who Brought Rome to its Knees

Attila was the ruler of the Huns. He took the empire to unprecedented heights, conquering huge parts of Europe, but also parts of Asia, and Russia

  • 360
  • 3 weeks ago
Game of Thrones and the Historical Events that Inspired it

It is no secret that George R.R. Martin based his fantasy epic drama on a couple of events in European history. Much like in real-life, his world is full of complex politics and family drama. But exac...

  • 366
  • 3 weeks ago
The Albatross, Sea Bird that Can go Years Without Landing

They spend almost their entire life on the ocean, and can be seen on land only during mating season. 19 of the 21 species are considered endangered because of trapping in fishing nets, decrease of nat...

  • 499
  • 4 weeks ago
10 Interesting Facts That Will Take You to Rome to See the Sistine Chapel

Entry to the Sistine Chapel brings an annual revenue to the Vatican around 80 million euro. With that in mind, here are some facts you ought to learn before going to Rome and visiting the Sistine Chapel

  • 271
  • 1 month ago
Hoboglyps – Their Meaning and History

There is no data or document that says why these people were called hobos. They developed less than a sterling reputation, and they were often non-welcomed

  • 229
  • 1 month ago
Stonewall Riots – The Protest that Inspired Modern Pride Parades

They might not have initiated the gay rights movement, but they served as the catalyst for a new generation of political activism

  • 532
  • 1 month ago
Weird Powers and Privileges of Queen Elizabeth II

On September 9th, 2015, she became the longest British monarch at the age of 89 years and 141 days, as well as the longest-reigning female monarch in world history

  • 723
  • 1 month ago
Lombard Street in San Francisco – A Crooked Delight

Lombard is one of the most famous streets in the world. Every year, more than 2 million people come to visit, and take pictures on the steep street. On a busy summer weekends, up 20,000 visitors come ...

  • 411
  • 1 month ago
Pig Beach on Bahamas – All About Swimming Pigs

There is one place on Earth where pigs live in a paradise, and they swim. Called Pig Beach, it is an uninhibited island located in Exuma, the Bahamas. The island is officially known as Big Major Cay, ...

  • 692
  • 1 month ago
The Han People – Legacy of Han Dynasty in China

The Han Dynasty influenced the East in the same way Rome and Greece influenced the West. Some of the biggest achievements were made during this period. To this day, majority ethnic groups in China ref...

  • 504
  • 2 months ago
John Taylor – The Man Who Blinded Bach and Handel

John Taylor gave himself the nickname “Chevalier”, which means knight. He was the poster child for quackery in the 18th century. The self-appointed knight lived for 72 years, and worked as an eye ...

  • 390
  • 2 months ago
Stag Beetle – The Most Expensive Insect in the World

The stag beetle has shiny black head and thorax, while his wing case is chestnut brown. There is also a difference between male and female species. Male beetles have huge anglers

  • 1,228
  • 2 months ago
Cremation – Is it a Sin or No?

The reason why cremation is becoming more and more popular is simple, it is all about the money. Cremation can cost between $800 and $2,500 depending on the area or the country. On the other side, bur...

  • 455
  • 2 months ago
Top 5 Infamous Criminals that will be Roomies with El Chapo in Supermax

El Chapo asked to be moved to a new facility, and he is now spending his time in the Supermax prison in Colorado

  • 387
  • 2 months ago
Coffee – What You Didn’t Know about Your Daily Dose of Caffeine

The drink dates back to 800 AD, and legend says that herders noticed the effect caffeine had on their goats. After eating the fruit, goats appeared to dance, and then a local monk made a drink out of it

  • 1,773
  • 3 months ago
The Lakes of Greenland

Until the 1950s, scientists thought that there was no liquid water underneath Greenland. But research has come a long way since then. The latest research has increased the number of known lakes lurkin...

  • 551
  • 3 months ago
Snow Leopard – One of the Most Unique Cats in the World is Endangered

Today, there are fewer than 7,000 snow leopards left in the wild. New roads, mining projects disrupting their habitat, and more damage done by humans has left the fragile species with nowhere to go

  • 517
  • 3 months ago
North Sentinel Island – The Most Isolated Place on Earth

The North Sentinel Island is widely considered the most isolated island in the world. The Sentinelese have spent thousands of years in isolation from the rest of humanity, and they intend to keep it t...

  • 2,658
  • 3 months ago
Valery Legasov – Facts and Quotes, Who Was the Chernobyl Investigator?

Valery legasov was a nuclear physicist. He was appointed by the Soviet Government to investigate the Chernobyl disaster less than 24 hours after it occurred

  • 2,993
  • 3 months ago
Aboriginal Australians – Are they the First People?

According to the study, these Aboriginal ancestors migrated into South Asia and then into Australia. Outside of Africa, the Aboriginal people have occupied the same territory continuously longer than ...

  • 569
  • 3 months ago
Will Facebook Libra Crush or Boost Crypto? The Nitty-Gritty of Libra

Facebook announced it will launch its own cryptocurrency, Libra, in the first half of 2020. How will it affect the market of cryptocurrencies?

  • 580
  • 4 months ago
7 Highly Successful People that Battled Alcoholism

It is widely described that alcohol can cause problems in your normal functioning. And while alcohol is a recipe for disaster, for some people, it was part of their success

  • 576
  • 4 months ago
Overfishing - Putting the entire ocean system at risk

Damage done by overfishing goes beyond the marine environment. People rely on fish for protein. Fish is also the principal livelihood of millions of people around the world

  • 945
  • 4 months ago
Chernobyl Facts to Learn After Watching HBO’s Popular Show

At the time of the disaster, the Soviet Union did not want to alert the Western World, and waited 36 hours for evacuation and first statement

  • 605
  • 4 months ago
Introduction to Yunnan Ethnic Minorities

There are 25 minorities in Yunnan, 25 of which have more than 5,000 members. Among them, 16 are indigenous. The biggest population is the Yi, and the smallest is Dulong

  • 597
  • 4 months ago
Rats – More Than Just Laboratory Experiment

Rats are social and affectionate animals, and unless you have one as a pet, you probably do not know much about them. Many people cringe at the thought of rats being anywhere near them. But despite th...

  • 980
  • 4 months ago
How Facebook Became the Social Media Powerhouse

Facebook was launched in 2004, at a time when MySpace was still the King of the social media. Younger people also used Hi5. But thanks to development and evolution, Facebook became a global icon

  • 589
  • 4 months ago
Yakuza – The Japanese Sophisticated Crime Organization

Yakuza, or gokudo, translating to “the extreme path”, are members of transnational organized crime syndicates originating in Japan. Japanese police calls them the “violent groups””, while th...

  • 1,184
  • 5 months ago
More than 500 Years Ago, the Pope Allowed Slavery and Conquest with Inter Caetera

The degreed aimed to justify explorers’ claims on land and waterways they discovered, and promote Christian domination and superiority. The doctrine applies to Africa, Asia, Australia, New Zealand, ...

  • 747
  • 5 months ago
Little-Known Facts About the Most Beautiful City in France, Colmar

With just little under 70,000 residents, Colmar feels more like a quaint country village than a city. All of the architecture and the street layout add to the charm

  • 1,266
  • 5 months ago
Inside the Private Train of Kim Jong-un, Top Security Train

Much of what is known about the train comes from intelligence reports. The truth is that North Korea leaders have no allowed people to see what is inside. But according to intelligence reports, recoll...

  • 723
  • 5 months ago
Chichen Itza – What is so Special about the Ancient Mayan Temple?

Chichen Itza was a large pre-Columbian city built by the Maya People of the Terminal Classic Period. In the 2000s, the ancient Mayan temple was classified as one of the new seven wonders of the world

  • 1,146
  • 5 months ago
The Precious Relics of Notre Dame, Which Ones Survived the Fire?

On April 15, 2019, shortly before 18:50 CEST, a fire broke out in the roof of Notre-Dame Cathedral in Paris. Investigation revealed that the fire alarm broke out two times, but the first time, firefig...

  • 685
  • 6 months ago
All the Traditions Japanese Emperor Akihito Has Broken

According to the Constitution of Law, the emperor in Japan is “the symbol of the state and of the unity of the people”. His function is defined as entirely representative and ceremonial in nature....

  • 660
  • 6 months ago
7 Mysteries about Ancient Egypt We Haven’t Unraveled Yet

Despite all of the research and studies, we still have a lot to learn about the land of hieroglyphs.

  • 2,816
  • 6 months ago
Andy Warhol, Pioneer of Pop Art and Highest Paid Commercial Artist in New York

During his time, Warhol was one of the highest, if not the highest and most prolific commercial artists in New York. His work is considered precious nowadays as well. In 2013, a famously macabre paint...

  • 1,089
  • 6 months ago
Egypt – Israel Treaty, Model for Successful Peace Treaty

For more than 40 years, Egypt and Israel peace treaty serves as a stabilizing force in the Arab region

  • 816
  • 6 months ago
Sculpture by the Sea – Largest Free to Public Sculpture Exhibition in the World

The walk from Bondi to Tamarama is approximately 1.3 km long (close to one mile), and it will take you between 20 to 25 minutes at a casual pace. Walking you can see playful, amazing, surreal installa...

  • 706
  • 6 months ago
Alvin Karpis – Longest Serving Alcatraz Prisoner

Alvin served 26 years in Alcatraz, and was released on a parole in 1969

  • 1,516
  • 7 months ago
King of my Castle – King Mario Lives in a Sand Castel for More than 20 Years

Marcio Mizael Matolias lives on the most popular beach in Rio de Janeiro, and pays no rent because his home is a sand castle

  • 779
  • 7 months ago
Meet Robert John Maudsley, the Real Hannibal Lecter

Robert was a British serial killer, responsible for murders of four people. He committed three of these murders in prison, after receiving a life sentence for a single murder. Born in 1953, he is stil...

  • 3,319
  • 7 months ago
Shine Bright Like a Diamond – Meet Lucy, a Diamond Star

Lucy, or with its official name BMP 37093, was discovered in 2004. Astronomers nicknamed the space diamond star after the Beatles song, “Lucy in the sky with diamonds”

  • 1,316
  • 7 months ago
How Does a World Ruled by Women Look Like? the Mosuo Tribe Has the Answer

Mosuo tribe families consist of 10 or more members, but all of the real estate and property is in the hands of the woman. The most unique aspect of their life is the so called “walking marriage”. ...

  • 1,134
  • 7 months ago
5 Ways your Brain is Playing Mind Games with You

There are many ways our brain can outsmart us. Fact of the matter is that our brain is very smart, and we are just puppets in some cases

  • 1,431
  • 7 months ago
How Rich You Need to Be to Be Considered Wealthy?

According to a poll, Americans say you need an annual income of about $100,000 to be considered rich. In the poll, Americans said that if you earn $90,000 per year, you are considered “neither rich ...

  • 808
  • 8 months ago
Three Ancient Greek Philosophers That Shaped Economy as We Know Today

These days, most of the universities of economics and business in the world teach their students about the origin of economy related to Adam Smith, John Maynard Keynes, Karl Marx, Milton Friedman, and...

  • 886
  • 8 months ago
Devil’s Island Horrific Facts – Place Where More than 70,000 People Were Sentenced to Death

In the beginning, Devil’s Island was used as a leper colony. However, it was later transformed to a prison for political prisoners. There was no other safe access to and off the island than a cable ...

  • 4,181
  • 8 months ago