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The Incredible Life Of Alexander Selkirk, The Real Robinson Crusoe

The Incredible Life Of Alexander Selkirk, The Real Robinson Crusoe

Alexander Selkirk was a Scottish sailor and Royal Navy officer who many people believe to be the real-life inspiration for the book.
Valerie Solanas — The Radical Feminist Who Shot Andy Warhol

Valerie Solanas — The Radical Feminist Who Shot Andy Warhol

Shortly after publishing her manifesto, titled "Society for Cutting Up Men," Valerie Solanas' feminism spiraled out of control, and she attempted to assassinate famed artist Andy Warhol.
Edgar Allan Poe’s Death Sounds Like An Edgar Allan Poe Story

Edgar Allan Poe’s Death Sounds Like An Edgar Allan Poe Story

Edgar Allan Poe died in 1849, but historians still disagree on exactly what caused his untimely and horrific demise.
Fart Proudly: Ben Franklin Loved Farting So Much He Wrote An Essay About It

Fart Proudly: Ben Franklin Loved Farting So Much He Wrote An Essay About It

In addition to being a founding father and noted inventor, Ben Franklin once sent a letter now entitled "Fart Proudly" to the Royal Academy of Brussels.
Dark Disney: The Real And Horrifying Stories Behind The Classics

Dark Disney: The Real And Horrifying Stories Behind The Classics

From Cinderella to the Little Mermaid, the origins behind your favorite secretly dark Disney movies are more shocking and violent than you could imagine.
Vlad The Impaler Was Much Worse Than Dracula Ever Was

Vlad The Impaler Was Much Worse Than Dracula Ever Was

The legend of a vampire Count living in the gloomy foothills of Transylvania stems from the real, bloody life of Vlad the Impaler.
Meet Dr. Giovanni Aldini — The Man Whose Experiments Inspired ‘Frankenstein’

Meet Dr. Giovanni Aldini — The Man Whose Experiments Inspired ‘Frankenstein’

The disturbed Dr. Victor Frankenstein had his real-life roots in Dr. Giovanni Aldini.
Meet The Man Whose Double Life Inspired Dr. Jekyll And Mr. Hyde

Meet The Man Whose Double Life Inspired Dr. Jekyll And Mr. Hyde

The two-faced maniac was actually based on a real person.
The Murderous Origins Of The Oxford English Dictionary

The Murderous Origins Of The Oxford English Dictionary

A key contributor to the Oxford English Dictionary was actually a murderer who was serving a life sentence at an insane asylum.
8 Infamous Recluses Who Vanished From The Spotlight

8 Infamous Recluses Who Vanished From The Spotlight

Step inside the private lives of 8 artists and entertainers who kept the whole world at bay.
Too Many Harry Potter Fans Are Buying Owls As Pets And Conservationists Are Worried

Too Many Harry Potter Fans Are Buying Owls As Pets And Conservationists Are Worried

A new study found that sales of owls, an endangered species, have skyrocketed since the books and movies premiered.