Robin Boes’ Mother Pleaded Guilty To Her Grisly Murder. But Was It A False Confession?
Karen Boes was sentenced to life in prison for the murder of her daughter in 2002. But 16-hour interrogation footage reveals something different.
Nicole van den Hurk’s Murder Case Went Cold – So Her Stepbrother Falsely Confessed
Police had stopped the investigation of Nicole van den Hurk's murder, so her stepbrother falsely confessed in order to get her body reexamined for DNA testing.
Constance Markievicz: The Countess That Led The Irish Rebellion
Born and married into wealth, Constance Markievicz forewent her status to support her people, her sex, and win herself a seat alongside the country's most powerful men.
How The “Phoney War” Early On In WWII Gave Germany The Advantage
Before WWII went into full swing, there was a brief period of silence known as The Phoney War in which the Germans took full advantage.
The Great Blizzard Of 1888 Was So Devastating That We’re Still Feeling Its Effects Today
How the Blizzard of 1888 wreaked havoc, killed hundreds, and forced American cities into the modern age.
Meet Ida Lewis, History’s Most Heroic Lighthouse Keeper
Throughout the late 1800s, Ida Lewis braved the waters near Newport, Rhode Island — and saved 18 lives along the way.
How A Small Texas Town Paid A Conman A Ton Of Money To Build “The World’s Littlest Skyscraper”
J.D. McMahon promised Wichita Falls a skyscraper befitting the prospering boom town. Unknown to townspeople, the con man drew up blueprints for a building 480 inches tall, instead of the 480 feet he promised.
How Claire Phillips Used Her Gentleman’s Club As A Front For A World War II Spy Ring
Claire Phillips was a smalltown girl from Michigan who wound up running a spy ring for the United States in the Japan-occupied Philippines during World War II.
The Great Banyan Tree Is More Enormous, And Gorgeous, Than You Can Even Imagine
How India's Great Banyan Tree came back from the brink of death to become one of the most astounding living things on Earth.
Why Some Wounded Civil War Soldiers Actually Glowed In The Dark – And Lived Because Of It
"Angel's Glow" was a phenomenon of the Civil War in which soldiers' wounds seemed to glow in the dark. It took 139 years to figure out why.
Listen To The Seikilos Epitaph, The World’s Oldest Complete Musical Composition
Written sometime between 200 B.C. and 100 A.D., the Seikilos epitaph is the oldest complete musical composition in existence — hear it for yourself.