2,700-Year-Old Petroglyphs Depicting People, Ships, And Animals Discovered Under A Mossy Rock In Sweden
The petroglyphs extend across 50 feet of the rock's surface, with some as long as 13 feet and others only a few inches.
Archaeologists In South Africa Just Uncovered The Oldest Homo Sapiens Footprints On Record
The tracks, which were discovered near the southern tip of the African continent, are approximately 153,000 years old.
Kristin Smart Vanished In 1996 — And It Took 27 Years To Bring Her Killer To Justice
On May 25, 1996, Kristin Smart was murdered by her classmate Paul Flores at California Polytechnic State University. He walked free for nearly three decades — until a podcast helped solve the case.
Archaeologists Find 2,500-Year-Old Poop In Jerusalem Toilets — And It Contains The Oldest Evidence Of Dysentery Parasites
Researchers uncovered the infamous parasite Giardia duodenalis in cesspits beneath the ancient latrines.
How Fred Gwynne Went From World War 2 Submarine Chaser To Beloved Actor On ‘The Munsters’
After he served as a radioman aboard the USS Manville in the Pacific, Fred Gwynne launched an acting career that spanned five decades.
Engineers Just Built A House In Indonesia Out Of Concrete Made From Used Diapers
Disposable diapers and concrete are both damaging to the environment, but Japanese researchers believe that using diapers to create concrete could solve a portion of that problem.
A Book Checked Out In 1927 Was Just Returned To A California Library Nearly A Century Late
The late fee for this copy of Benson Lossing's “A Family History of the United States” would have been over $1,700 — but the library stopped collecting them in 2019.
Teenage Girl Sets Her Dormitory On Fire And Kills 19 Children — Because Her Cellphone Was Confiscated
The 14-year-old student at the Mahdia Secondary School in Guyana set the dormitory ablaze after her phone was taken away when she was reprimanded for having an affair with an older man.
Orcas Have Sunk 3 Boats In Europe And Appear To Be Teaching Others To Do The Same
Scientists believe young orcas are mimicking the behavior of a single female who had a traumatic encounter with a boat in 2020.
The Story Of The Real Captain Richard Phillips Who Was Kidnapped By Somali Pirates
In a harrowing ordeal that later inspired the film Captain Phillips, four Somali pirates hijacked the MV Maersk Alabama and kidnapped Captain Richard Phillips in April 2009.
These Raunchy Greeting Cards Sent By Princess Diana To The King Of Greece Just Sold For Thousands
Diana and King Constantine II of Greece were longtime friends, but no one is quite sure why she sent him these cards laden with bawdy jokes and crude drawings some 35 years ago.