Monday 12 January 2015

Fact Hunters: Explorers, dinosaurs & Vikings

Sophie Adams & Ben Green
In one siege led by the Vikings they encircled a castle for 200 days. When they finally got inside they discovered that the residents had taken up cannibalism to survive!

Cruz Carey
Did you know that Christopher Columbus was actually born Cristoforo Colombo in Genoa Italy?

Harry Hann
A new species of titanosaur – an enormous herbivore dating from the Late Cretaceous period – has been discovered. Based on its huge thigh bones, it was 40m (130ft) long and 20m (65ft) tall.

Lucien Bundy
The first person to spot land – on their voyage with Columbus in 1492 – was promised a reward in gold. However the sailor Rodrego who made the discovery never received the prize.

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