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Why Kim Jong-Il Kidnapped Filmmakers

Kim Jong Ils Obsession with Film: From Propaganda to Kidnapping to Hollywood DreamsKim Jong Il was the second leader of North Korea and a self-proclaimed film buffHe used cinema as a tool to drill his propaganda into the minds of millions of North KoreansIn 1978, he...

Why This Map Shouldn’t Exist

Explorers Epic Antarctic Voyage: Captain Shakletons Search for the Lost ContinentIn the late 1700s, explorers embarked on a journey to find the long-conjectured “lost continent” of AntarcticaCaptain Ernest Shakleton led a mission funded by the British...

Why This Map Shouldn’t Exist

Ernest Shackletons Epic Antarctic Quest: Exploring a Lost Land of Water, Ice, and PerilErnest Shackleton’s expedition in 1772 sought to map the Antarctic continent, employing new technology and fueled by a desire to discover the lost landTwo ships and 192 men...