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Simo Häyhä | The Deadliest Sniper In Military History

Simo Häyhä | The Deadliest Sniper In Military History

When World War II broke out in 1939, the Soviet Union decided to invade Finland while everyone else was preoccupied with the war in Europe. But a sniper named Simo Hayha came to Finland’s defense. Hayha allegedly eliminated a staggering 505 enemy soldiers, which if accurate would make him the single deadliest sniper in history. …

A Brief History of Santa

A Brief History of Santa

On the 24th of December every year children around the world put out milk and cookies in the hopes of luring a magic fat man into their home who will leave presents behind before sneaking into the house next door. How did such an odd tradition begin? You can pretty much blame Northern Europe, where …

Canada’s New Shipping Shortcut

Canada’s New Shipping Shortcut

This is a Wendover Productions video made possible by Hover. Get 10% off your custom Domain from Hover with the code “Wendover” at checkout. The Arctic will be perhaps the single most influential region on earth in the coming century and yet almost no-one even lives there. Eight nations have territory above the Arctic Circle—Denmark …