The Bizzare Beliefs Of Raelism — The Religion That Says Humanity Is An Alien Experiment
Before he was Rael, Claude Vorilhon was just a race car and music enthusiast. However, after a visit from extraterrestrials, his worldview shifted and he founded Raelism — the religion that says humanity is an alien experiment.
Unlocking The Mysteries Of Ulfberht Swords, The All-Powerful Viking Swords
See the all-powerful Ulfberht swords and discover how their makers might have been able to build a blade so strong it still baffles experts.
How Joe Masseria’s Murder Gave Rise To The Mafia’s Golden Age
A simple card game between Joe Masseria and Lucky Luciano turned into one of the most infamous hits in Mafia history, and one that would change the crime landscape forever.
Oda Nobunaga — The Ruthless Samurai Who Reunified Japan
Once called “the fool of Owari,” Oda Nobunaga would eventually be known as the first “great unifier” of Japan.
How Francis Marion’s Revolutionary Use Of Guerrilla Warfare Changed Military Tactics Forever
Known as the “Swamp Fox,” Francis Marion spent the war showing the British just how uncomfortable he could make them by refusing to “fight fairly.”
When Exotic Animals Were Turned Into Furniture
The craze for animal furniture came from the work of Rowland Ward, who was a talented taxidermist whose work popularized the trend.
Inside The Disturbing Practice Of Chinese Foot Binding
Chinese foot binding was seen as a sign of sophistication and being upper-class. Women without bound feet had little chance of marrying into nobility.
How Being Hanged, Drawn, And Quartered Became The Most Brutal Punishment In History
In 14th-century England, no crime was worse than trying to betray the crown. So as a warning to those who would commit treason, being hanged, drawn, and quartered was born.
Vin Mariani — The Cocaine-Laced Wine Loved By Popes, Thomas Edison, And Ulysses S. Grant
Vin Mariani was advertised to reduce your hunger, aid digestion, cure the flu, and best of all, fill you with energy.
Jack The Stripper: The Gruesome Killer Who Followed In The Ripper’s Footsteps
The grisly story of Jack the Stripper reveals that his murders may have been more gruesome than even those of the infamous killer who inspired his name.
The Haunting Mystery Of The USSR’s Lost Cosmonauts
In 1961, Cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin became the first man in space. However, some conspiracy theorists speculate that the Soviets reached the cosmos on an earlier mission but covered it up because they lost cosmonauts.