Christopher Columbus’ expeditions were …

Christopher Columbus’ expeditions were funded by the Spanish king. To pay him back, Columbus tried to find as much gold as possible. He forced Native American children to find gold in the hills of Caribbean islands. Natives who didn’t collect enough gold would have their hands cut off. American’s celebrate Christopher Columbus’ arrival to the Americas every October 12th.

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There are 340 different types of land mi …

There are 340 different types of land mines made by a hundred different companies. Every day roughly six thousand fresh mines are placed in the ground. Right now, there are 110 million land mines in seventy-two countries; and every twenty-two minutes, one of them explodes. Seventy-five mines explode every day, and each month seven hundred people are maimed or killed.

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