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Down The Rabbit Hole: Absinthe’s Hallucinogenic History

Down The Rabbit Hole: Absinthe’s Hallucinogenic History

Absinthe has long captivated the minds of drinkers, in part because of it's rumored hallucinogenic properties and its green fairy accompaniment. But aside from all that, what is absinthe?
Spetsnaz: Inside Russia’s Insane Special Forces Training [VIDEO]

Spetsnaz: Inside Russia’s Insane Special Forces Training [VIDEO]

Spetsnaz forces are revered in their countries, though not much is known about their secretive and shadowy training regimens.
How Anna Anderson Became The Grand Duchess Anastasia of Russia

How Anna Anderson Became The Grand Duchess Anastasia of Russia

In 1920, a woman was fished out of a lake claiming to be the Grand Duchess Anastasia of Russia. Did the princess really escape death or was it the ramblings of a madwoman?
Here Are All The Things It Took To Kill Rasputin

Here Are All The Things It Took To Kill Rasputin

The death of Rasputin has been the subject of debate for years, considering it was such a legendary, and long-lasting affair.
How Lethal Injection Actually Works

How Lethal Injection Actually Works

If you've ever asked yourself, 'how does lethal injection work?' we've got your answer, and it's not exactly pleasant.
Pat Garrett: The Story Of Billy The Kid’s Friend, Killer, And Biographer

Pat Garrett: The Story Of Billy The Kid’s Friend, Killer, And Biographer

Pat Garrett didn't just kill Billy the Kid, he also became the leading expert on the outlaw's life.
Otto Rahn And The Nazi Crusade For The Holy Grail

Otto Rahn And The Nazi Crusade For The Holy Grail

Otto Rahn was an openly gay and liberal-leaning historian in search of the Holy Grail. Unfortunately, Heinrich Himmler, head of the SS, was a big fan of his work.
The Brazen Bull May Have Been History’s Worst Torture Device

The Brazen Bull May Have Been History’s Worst Torture Device

Created as a horrifying torture device/giant human crock-pot, the Brazen Bull was designed for the tyrant Phalaris by his sculptor, Perilaus.
Trepanation Was The Bizarre Cure-All That Exposed Your Brain

Trepanation Was The Bizarre Cure-All That Exposed Your Brain

Trepanation, the practice of drilling a hole in your head to let your brain "breath", was used to treat ailments like headaches, epilepsy, or possession by evil spirits.
How “Little Caesar” Salvatore Maranzano Created The American Mafia

How “Little Caesar” Salvatore Maranzano Created The American Mafia

Would the American Mafia as we know it even exist without Salvatore Maranzano?
Why The Ancient Romans Drew Penises On Everything

Why The Ancient Romans Drew Penises On Everything

The sexual energy of these phalluses depictions was thought to protect people by invoking the power of the god Fascinus.