Londoners remember: a giant model of the city was set ablaze on Great Fire anniversary 9/7/2016 • M.
In 1666, the powerful fire raged in London for as many as three days, destroying everything on its path...
This massive conflagration started accidentally on the 2nd of September. Thomas Farriner, the owner of a bakery located on Pudding Lane, forgot to extinguish the fire in his oven. Little did he know that this small mistake was going to lay the larger part of the city in ashes...
80% of London's mostly wooden medieval buildings were destroyed. About 90% of the citizens were left homeless. Everything ended on the 5th of September. An interested thing is that only 6 deaths were officially documented, as most of the victims were poor people, who hadn't even been counted in any official lists.
This year Londoners marked the 350th anniversary of the event by setting a large model of the city on fire. The performance was impressive:
More amazing creations on QuizzClub:
- Eerie yet beautiful forests by the photographer Oskar Zapirain
- A French botanist creates incredible vertical gardens
- American artist creates spectacular glass sculptures which sparkle like diamonds!
And what do you think about that? Do you have any interesting facts to share? If so, tell us in the comments below, please!
Have you ever imagined how US Presidents looked before becoming
the most powerful people in the country? QuizzClub team has collected some
pictures that prove that American presidents were young too. You can’t miss it!
The greatest genius of his epoch, Albert Einstein is still famous as one of the most talented scientists of all time. He had a remarkable life, full of amazing events and things besides his famous theory of relativity. Today we want to share the most interesting facts about the most recognizable theoretical physicist in history with you.
Old Hollywood's favorite actresses are considered iconic for different reasons. Their amazing charisma and beauty captivated millions, their characters were fierce and independent. Let's remember the stunning ladies who really ruled the screen during the Golden Age of Hollywood.
Don't miss the most interesting facts about China 12/15/2016 • Eli
China is a beautiful country still mysterious and unfamiliar for us... Let's discover the most interesting things about this wonderful place together.
There are so many similar products, but still they have differences. For example, yams and sweet potatoes. Why do we need them both and what is their history? Just watch this exciting video to find out the most interesting things about these tubers!