Down The Rabbit Hole: Absinthe’s Hallucinogenic History
Absinthe has long captivated the minds of drinkers, in part because of it's rumored hallucinogenic properties and its green fairy accompaniment. But aside from all that, what is absinthe?
Spetsnaz: Inside Russia’s Insane Special Forces Training [VIDEO]
Spetsnaz forces are revered in their countries, though not much is known about their secretive and shadowy training regimens.
How Anna Anderson Became The Grand Duchess Anastasia of Russia
In 1920, a woman was fished out of a lake claiming to be the Grand Duchess Anastasia of Russia. Did the princess really escape death or was it the ramblings of a madwoman?
Here Are All The Things It Took To Kill Rasputin
The death of Rasputin has been the subject of debate for years, considering it was such a legendary, and long-lasting affair.
How Lethal Injection Actually Works
If you've ever asked yourself, 'how does lethal injection work?' we've got your answer, and it's not exactly pleasant.
Pat Garrett, Billy The Kid’s Friend, Killer, And Biographer
Pat Garrett didn't just kill Billy the Kid, he also became the leading expert on the outlaw's life, recording it all in his biography.
Otto Rahn And The Nazi Crusade For The Holy Grail
Otto Rahn was an openly gay and liberal-leaning historian in search of the Holy Grail. Unfortunately, Heinrich Himmler, head of the SS, was a big fan of his work.
The Brazen Bull May Have Been History’s Worst Torture Device
Created as a horrifying torture device/giant human crock-pot, the Brazen Bull was designed for the tyrant Phalaris by his sculptor, Perilaus.
Trepanation Was The Bizarre Cure-All That Exposed Your Brain
Trepanation, the practice of drilling a hole in your head to let your brain "breath", was used to treat ailments like headaches, epilepsy, or possession by evil spirits.
How “Little Caesar” Salvatore Maranzano Created The American Mafia
Would the American Mafia as we know it even exist without Salvatore Maranzano?
Why The Ancient Romans Drew Penises On Everything
The sexual energy of these phalluses depictions was thought to protect people by invoking the power of the god Fascinus.