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.
Scientists Have Reconstructed The Face Of A 9,000-Year-Old Teenager
A team of scientists worked together to reconstruct the face of a teenager using a 9,000-year-old skull found in Greece.
Lili Elbe’s Tragic Life As A Transgender Pioneer
Lili Elbe was born Einar Wegener, and spent her entire life trying to choose between the man she was born as, and the woman she wanted to become.
Maria Reynolds, Alexander Hamilton, And America’s First Political Sex Scandal
An embarrassed Hamilton published the Reynolds Pamphlet, which was a 100-page long account of his affair with Maria Reynolds.
Meet Zenobia — The Warrior Queen Of The Middle East
In 267 A.D., Zenobia took over the Palmyrene Empire as Queen Regent. By 271, she had Egypt, Asia Minor, and the Levant under her control.
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.
40 Amazing Facts About The Human Body
Your body is a wonderland. A weird, miraculous, disgusting, wonderland. Learn all about it with these interesting human body facts.
How Anton LaVey Took Satanism From Hot To Cool
Anton LaVey founded his Church of Satan on theatricality and showmanship, drawing thousands into his glamorous satanic world.
Bicycle Day — Albert Hofmann And The Accidental Origins Of LSD
Bicycle Day is known as the day Albert Hofmann took a ride on a bike and made a groundbreaking discovery at the same time.
Meet Doris Payne — America’s Oldest International Jewel Thief
Doris Payne has spent more than two-thirds of her life stealing jewelry, and if she had it her way, she'd still be doing it at 86.
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.