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Aircraft Detection

Aircraft Detection

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

Hitler

Hitler's bunker (Führerbunker)

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

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…

Baby Cage

Baby Cage

Baby Cage in the 1930s…

The steamboat Sultana

The steamboat Sultana

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

Jonestown Massacre

Jonestown Massacre

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

Saigon Execution

Saigon Execution

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

Cabanatuan

Cabanatuan

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

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…

Boston marathon

Boston marathon

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

Eiffel Tower

Eiffel Tower

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

March 1924: Hippo cart

March 1924: Hippo cart

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

Old Photography

Old Photography

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

Captain Morgan

Captain Morgan

Captain Morgan Actually Existed…

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…

Egyptians Pets

Egyptians Pets

Egyptians kept many animals as pets

Tsarists Russia convicts

Tsarists Russia convicts

The exiles and convicts of Tsarists Russia, 1885

Shona People

Shona People

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

The Maharani of Nepal

The Maharani of Nepal

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

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.

Romulus and Remus

Romulus and Remus

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

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

George Washington

George Washington

George Washington Never Had Wooden Teeth…

Alexander the Great Cities

Alexander the Great Cities

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

King Henry VI

King Henry VI

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

Bytown

Bytown

The capital city, Ottawa, was originally named Bytown…

Atlantis

Atlantis

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

American Civil War Child Soldiers

American Civil War Child Soldiers

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

Roman Timekeeping

Roman Timekeeping

Very few Roman hours lasted an hour

Korean War

Korean War

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

Duke of Wellington

Duke of Wellington

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

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.

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.

Roman Dodecahedra

Roman Dodecahedra

Mysterious Roman Dodecahedrons

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.

Animals on Trial

Animals on Trial

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

Most Successful Pirate in History

Most Successful Pirate in History

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

Mustache Cups

Mustache Cups

Moustache Cups were invented in the mid 1800’s…

Knocker Uppers

Knocker Uppers

Waking up the workers in industrial Britain

Paris Massacre

Paris Massacre

When the Seine was full of bodies…

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.

Battle of Los Angeles

Battle of Los Angeles

The False Alarm That Left LA In Chaos…

Bride Auctions

Bride Auctions

The Babylonian Marriage Market…

The Cadaver Synod

The Cadaver Synod

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

Wounded Knee Massacre

Wounded Knee Massacre

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

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

Monkey Trial

Monkey Trial

Scopes Monkey Trial: Science on the Stand

The Pastry War

The Pastry War

The First French Intervention in Mexico

Cat Burning

Cat Burning

Ritualistic Cat Torture Was Once a Form of Town Fun

Tybee Bomb

Tybee Bomb

For 60 Years, Nuclear Bomb Lost in Watery Grave

Japanese Eugenic Sterilization

Japanese Eugenic Sterilization

Forced sterilization during post-war era in Japan

Kiddo the Cat

Kiddo the Cat

Kiddo’s failed trip across the Atlantic

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

German U-boats

German U-boats

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

Adolf Hitler’s half-nephew

Adolf Hitler’s half-nephew

William Hitler served in the US Navy during World War II

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

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