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Baby Cage

Baby Cage

Baby Cage in the 1930s…

Hitler

Hitler's bunker (Führerbunker)

One of the first photos that was taken inside of Hitler's bunker…

Aircraft Detection

Aircraft Detection

How incoming enemy aircraft were detected before the invention of radar…

Chinese Militia

Chinese Militia

Chinese militia armed with clubs and shields stand ready for battle in 1860 during the Second Opium War against Britain and France…

Bathing Machine

Bathing Machine

Bathing Machines, at the beach…

Last Public Execution

Last Public Execution

The United States has a long history of so-called "legal" public executions. The last one was carried out in Owensboro, Kentucky, in 1936…

Jonestown Massacre

Jonestown Massacre

Perhaps one of the most disturbing events in modern history, the Jonestown Massacre was…

Boston marathon

Boston marathon

Get the hell ot of my race and give me those numbers…

Uruguayan Air Force Flight 571

Uruguayan Air Force Flight 571

This gory plane crash has all the trappings of your worst nightmare, save for the miraculous ending…

Cabanatuan

Cabanatuan

It’s known as the most epic and complex mission of World War II. In January, 1945…

The steamboat Sultana

The steamboat Sultana

The steamboat Sultana was a Mississippi River paddlewheeler, destroyed in an explosion on 27 April, 1865…

Saigon Execution

Saigon Execution

After Nguyen Ngoc Loan raised his sidearm and shot Vietcong operative Nguyen Van Lem in the head…

Captain Morgan

Captain Morgan

Captain Morgan Actually Existed…

March 1924: Hippo cart

March 1924: Hippo cart

After considerable coaching at the hands of an animal trainer, “Lotus,” a circus hippopotamus…

Eiffel Tower

Eiffel Tower

View of the Eiffel Tower from the Jardins des Tuileries, in Paris…

Tesla transmitter

Tesla transmitter

Tesla sitting near his transmitter in Colorado Springs…

Tunguska Explosion

Tunguska Explosion

On June 30, 1908, an explosion that was equal to more than 2,000 atomic bombs…

Old Photography

Old Photography

This is one of the, if not the, oldest known photograph of…

Tsarists Russia convicts

Tsarists Russia convicts

The exiles and convicts of Tsarists Russia, 1885

Romulus and Remus

Romulus and Remus

According to Roman mythology, the story of these twin brothers tells of the origins of Rome.

James Forten

James Forten

Born to a poor family of American sailmakers, James Forten volunteered to join the fight for independence when he was just 14

Shona People

Shona People

They are a tribe part of Bantu and a very powerful tribe

Egyptians Pets

Egyptians Pets

Egyptians kept many animals as pets

The Maharani of Nepal

The Maharani of Nepal

The Maharani of Nepal and her ladies-in-waiting, Nepal (1885-1894)

Nevada Tests

Nevada Tests

From 1951 to 1992 the U.S. ran almost 1,000 atomic bomb tests in a test site in the Nevada Desert

Bytown

Bytown

The capital city, Ottawa, was originally named Bytown…

George Washington

George Washington

George Washington Never Had Wooden Teeth…

Atlantis

Atlantis

Plato, the ancient Greek philosopher, wrote of a great civilization called Atlantis

King Henry VI

King Henry VI

King Henry VI suffered from a ‘sleeping sickness’ that remains mysterious to this day…

Alexander the Great Cities

Alexander the Great Cities

He named more than 70 cities after himself—and one after his horse

A Railway from Sea to Sea

A Railway from Sea to Sea

A Railway from Sea to Sea - British Columbia joined Canada in 1871 after Ottawa promised to build a railway to the West Coast.

Duke of Wellington

Duke of Wellington

The Duke of Wellington sent some of his best soldiers to defend Canada in 1814

American Civil War Child Soldiers

American Civil War Child Soldiers

Children Fought in the US Civil War by the Hundreds of Thousand

Korean War

Korean War

The U.S. dropped more ordnance on Korea than in the entire Pacific during WWII

Roman Timekeeping

Roman Timekeeping

Very few Roman hours lasted an hour

Napoleon war with rabbits

Napoleon war with rabbits

History tells us that Napoleon’s most upsetting defeat came at Waterloo. Or it may have occurred eight years earlier, after the French emperor was attacked by a relentless horde of rabbits.

Animals on Trial

Animals on Trial

Strange justice: the animals who went on trial in the Middle Ages

Mustache Cups

Mustache Cups

Moustache Cups were invented in the mid 1800’s…

Most Successful Pirate in History

Most Successful Pirate in History

The world’s most successful pirate in history was a lady

Roman Dodecahedra

Roman Dodecahedra

Mysterious Roman Dodecahedrons

Knocker Uppers

Knocker Uppers

Waking up the workers in industrial Britain

Archduke Franz Ferdinand Car

Archduke Franz Ferdinand Car

The number plate of the car carrying Franz Ferdinand when he was shot bears a strange coincidence to the end of the Great War.

Typhoid Mary

Typhoid Mary

Mary Mallon and the history of typhoid fever

Nobel Peace Prize Nominees

Nobel Peace Prize Nominees

Hitler, Mussolini, and Stalin were all nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize.

Paris Massacre

Paris Massacre

When the Seine was full of bodies…

Battle of Los Angeles

Battle of Los Angeles

The False Alarm That Left LA In Chaos…

The Cadaver Synod

The Cadaver Synod

Pope Stephen VI dug up his predecessor's corpse and put it on trial.

Bride Auctions

Bride Auctions

The Babylonian Marriage Market…

Monkey Trial

Monkey Trial

Scopes Monkey Trial: Science on the Stand

Fratricide

Fratricide

The history of fratricide in the Ottoman Empire

Queen of the Mist

Queen of the Mist

The Forgotten Heroine of Niagara

The Pig War

The Pig War

The most curious conflict between Canada and the United States

The Pastry War

The Pastry War

The First French Intervention in Mexico

Wounded Knee Massacre

Wounded Knee Massacre

The slaughter of approximately 150–300 Lakota Indians by United States Army troops

Tybee Bomb

Tybee Bomb

For 60 Years, Nuclear Bomb Lost in Watery Grave

Cat Burning

Cat Burning

Ritualistic Cat Torture Was Once a Form of Town Fun

Kiddo the Cat

Kiddo the Cat

Kiddo’s failed trip across the Atlantic

Japanese Eugenic Sterilization

Japanese Eugenic Sterilization

Forced sterilization during post-war era in Japan

Zeppelin Citta di Jesi

Zeppelin Citta di Jesi

Last mission of the Italian air ship "Citta di Jesi"

Itter Castle

Itter Castle

The strangest battle of the Second World War

The Chemist’s War

The Chemist’s War

The little-told story of how the U.S. government poisoned alcohol during Prohibition with deadly consequences

Poena cullei

Poena cullei

The bizarre ancient Roman punishment reserved for parricide

Vin Mariani

Vin Mariani

Vin Mariani was a mixture of wine and cocaine

German U-boats

German U-boats

Only one out of every four men serving on U-boats survived

Balloon Corps

Balloon Corps

Civil War Ballooning

Adolf Hitler’s half-nephew

Adolf Hitler’s half-nephew

William Hitler served in the US Navy during World War II

Green Army

Green Army

Green armies fought against both the Bolsheviks and the White Army

Greece Independence Fight

Greece Independence Fight

Here's the bullets, don't touch the columns

Will Purvis Murder Trial

Will Purvis Murder Trial

Will Purvis told the jury he would "live longer than the lot of them."

Uncle Sam Conscience Fund

Uncle Sam Conscience Fund

The American government had a "Conscience Fund"

The Confederate Giant

The Confederate Giant

Remembering the Tallest Man in the American Civil War

The King Who Hated Coffee

The King Who Hated Coffee

Gustav III of Sweden's coffee experiment

Redbad

Redbad

He preferred spending eternity in Hell with his pagan ancestors

Marie Antoinette

Marie Antoinette

Marie Antoinette's last words - "Pardon me, sir. I meant not to do it."

Antonio Gramsci Trial

Antonio Gramsci Trial

"We must stop this brain from working for 20 years…"

Gino Bartali

Gino Bartali

The cyclist who saved Jews in wartime Italy

Five Men at Atomic Ground Zero

Five Men at Atomic Ground Zero

This bizarre and tragic bit of nuclear history happened 59 years ago today

Vice President that owned his wife

Vice President that owned his wife

The former U.S. vice president Johnson County is named after held slaves, married and fathered children with enslaved woman

Japanese-Canadian internment

Japanese-Canadian internment

Remembering one of Canada's darkest hours

Claudette Colvin

Claudette Colvin

Before there was Rosa Parks, there was Claudette Colvin

Toronto

Toronto's Disastrous First Hanging

A gruesome history of capital punishment in Toronto

William Carney

William Carney

The first black soldier to earn the Medal of Honor

Madison Washington

Madison Washington

American slave revolt leader

Battle of Bamber Bridge

Battle of Bamber Bridge

White soldiers declared war on their Black counterparts in an ugly incident from WWII

German Coast Slave Uprising

German Coast Slave Uprising

America’s Largest Slave Revolt

Stephen Bantu Biko

Stephen Bantu Biko

The most potent weapon of the oppressor is the mind of the oppressed

The Sausage Ban

The Sausage Ban

Germans were banned from eating sausages during WWI

Elmira Civil War Prison Camp

Elmira Civil War Prison Camp

When Hell Was in Elmira

A Japanese death ray

A Japanese death ray

Japan’s top-secret weapon inspired by Tesla’s “Death Ray”

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