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How Being Hanged, Drawn, And Quartered Became The Most Brutal Punishment In History

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.
How Nakam And Abba Kovner Tried To Kill 6 Million Germans After WWII

How Nakam And Abba Kovner Tried To Kill 6 Million Germans After WWII

Led by Abba Kovner, the Nakam group of Jewish vigilantes hatched an audacious plan to kill 6 million Germans as revenge for the Holocaust.
How The Creepy Art Of Plastination Created The Bodies Exhibit [VIDEO]

How The Creepy Art Of Plastination Created The Bodies Exhibit [VIDEO]

Anatomist Gunther von Hagens invented the process of plastination with the idea being to preserve human tissue in ways never thought possible.
Vin Mariani — The Cocaine-Laced Wine Loved By Popes, Thomas Edison, And Ulysses S. Grant

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.
How The Philadelphia Experiment Became Famous Despite Never Happening

How The Philadelphia Experiment Became Famous Despite Never Happening

The Philadelphia experiment on the USS Eldridge remains one of the most famous governmental experiments to date. The only problem? It never happened.