The Katyn Massacre: When The USSR Purged 22,000 Polish Men — Then Blamed The Nazis
The Soviet Union even went so far as to include the Katyn Massacre among the Nazi war crimes presented at the Nuremberg Trials.
How The Hays Code Censored Hollywood But Led To The Golden Age Of Film
The Hays Code, inspired by Catholic dogma, attempted to — and succeeded in — censoring Hollywood films for nearly three decades.
The Double Life Of Soccermom And Serial Killer Nurse, Kristen Gilbert
The bright snapshot of her suburban life belied a dark negative — Kristen Gilbert was a serial killer who preyed on the weakest victims: those she nursed.
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 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
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
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
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 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 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
Created as a horrifying torture device/giant human crock-pot, the Brazen Bull was designed for the tyrant Phalaris by his sculptor, Perilaus.