Is Death From Laughter Real? Chrysippus And Others Say Yes
See the evidence that Chrysippus and other historical figures may have succumbed to death from laughter.
16 Presidential Assassins Who Failed To Kill The President
No matter how strange some of these would-be Presidential assassins might seem, every one of them came close to changing everything.
Stockholm Syndrome And The Strange Bank Robbery Behind It
The first victims of Stockholm syndrome found the symptoms as unexplainable as the doctors who examined them.
Richard Alpert’s Psychedelic Journey To Becoming Ram Dass
Richard Alpert's experimentation with psychedelic drugs led him all the way to India, which he returned from as Ram Dass, a spiritual guru.
This President Is Officially No Longer Considered The Worst
Since 1948, James Buchanan has been ranked in the top three worst presidents ever. Now, thanks to a new addition, he's no longer considered the worst.
Ancient Mexican City May Have Had As Many Buildings As Manhattan
The settlement was first discovered in 2007, but new advances in imaging technology have uncovered more of the city than ever before.
How Georgia Tann Stole And Sold 5,000 Babies In The Black Market
From 1924 to 1950, Georgia Tann and the Tennessee Children’s Home Society stole and sold an estimated 5,000 children.
The Rise And Fall Of Boss Tweed’s Tammany Hall
From rigged elections to using the muscle of the city's gangs, Tammany Hall's Boss Tweed was the state's most corrupt politician in history.
The Story Of “Candy Man” Dean Corll — Once America’s Deadliest Serial Killer
Dean Corll was once the deadliest serial killer in American history, yet few even know his name today.
35 Extinct Animals That Should Be Cloned Back Into Existence
From the Syrian wild ass to the famed Tasmanian tiger, these extinct animals are gone forever.
This Week In History News, Feb. 11 – 17
Gruesome Stone Age burial site baffles researchers, the Louvre hopes to return Nazi-looted art to rightful owners, unearthed bodies reveal unexpected ancient burial practices.