Sealand is officially a “micronation” (population 50+), which is “an entity that resembles a nation or a state, but which for the most part exists only on paper, on the Internet, or in the mind of its creator”. Sealand earns the dubious title of smallest country, with only 550 square meters of area. It’s really just an old WWII anti-aircraft platform 7 miles off the English coast. The Principality of Sealand was founded in 1976 when British Army Major Paddy Roy Bates occupied the old platform and formally declared independence. The independent status of Sealand has never been recognized by any other nation, and itRead More →

When Michael Carroll was lottery winner , he won the 2002 lottery jackpot (9.7M GBP) in England, he quickly came to be known as the ”lotto lout”. He went on a crazy binge of purchasing houses and cars, as expected of most lotto winners, but he took his over-indulgence a tad bit too far when he used the back yards of those very same houses, as open areas to hold demolition derbies that featured the cars he had bought! Let’s take a moment to take stock here. I mean, it is pretty stupid to buy multiple houses, flatten out their yards, buy a few expensiveRead More →