Just off the Tuscan coast is a tiny island that houses some of the country's most serious criminals. But what sets these prisoners apart is that they're also vintners, producing some of the country's best — and most expensive — white wine.
Unless you frequent Renaissance fairs, you might not get to witness many jousting matches. But if you're in the south of Germany, you might just get the chance. Prince Luitpold hosts a yearly medieval-style festival in his castle — can you name the German state he reigns over?
The once frightening and desolate border that separated western Europe from the Communist countries is taking on a new role. The Iron Curtain is now a 5,000-mile network of bicycle paths that go past guard towers, barbed wire fences and other historical landmarks from the Cold War.
Congress is re-opening a chapter of the Vietnam War and a heated debate. Back in the summer of 1969 during the war, a US Navy destroyer cruising the South China Sea collided with an Australian aircraft carrier.The USS Frank E. Evans was cut in half, killing 74 US sailors. None of their names are on the Vietnam Veterans Memorial.
The picturesque village of Ermatingen in northern Switzerland has acquired a reputation for being a boring holiday resort. So the locals decided to liven things up a bit by holding a "world stone skimming championship." Only problem was, an island in Scotland already holds an annual competition by that name, and it has a limitless supply of skimming stones.