Inside The Terrifying But Necessary Job Of A Medieval Plague Doctor
The costume of a plague doctor featured an all-leather ensemble, a beak-like mask stuffed with burning herbs, and a top hat — which signaled that the person was, in fact, a doctor.
Meet Griselda Blanco, The ‘Queen Of Cocaine’ Who Ruled Her Drug Empire With An Iron Fist
In the early 1980s, Griselda Blanco was one of the most feared Colombian drug lords of the Miami underworld.
From Bullied Kid To TV Hero, Mister Rogers Really Was The Great Person You Think He Was
Fred Rogers, known as Mister Rogers, originally planned to become a Presbyterian minister. But he realized his true calling was teaching children how to love each other — and themselves.
The Little-Known Story Of Bobby Fischer: From America’s Best Chess Player To Isolated Madman
Bobby Fischer had one of the greatest minds the world of chess had ever seen. Only one thing could keep him from holding onto the title of World Champion: himself.
How The Kray Twins Ruled The Underworld Of Swinging Sixties London In Style
The Kray brothers Ronnie and Reggie may have owned dozens of nightclubs and hobnobbed with celebrities, but they also committed some of the most shocking murders gangland London had ever seen.
After Pablo Escobar, There Was Don Berna — The Calculating Drug Lord No One Saw Coming
Pablo Escobar was vicious, but Don Berna was strategic and calculating — maybe that's why he survived and Escobar didn't.
Torturer, Arms Trafficker, CIA Spy: The Story Of Nazi War Criminal Klaus Barbie
After the war ended, Klaus Barbie pretended to be a hobo until he was picked up by the CIA to spy in Bolivia and fight against communism.
The Unfortunate Story Of Pete Best: The ‘Fifth’ Beatle The Band Left Behind
Before Ringo Starr, the Beatles toured with drummer Pete Best, but differences led to his ousting on the band's very brink of fame.
James Watt May Not Be The Best Known Inventor, But Without Him, The Modern World May Not Exist
John Watt's steam engine not only streamlined travel and manufacturing, but was also an impetus for the Industrial Revolution.
Barry Seal: The Real Renegade Pilot Behind Tom Cruise’s ‘American Made’
He worked for both the Medellin Cartel and the DEA, but eventually, his double life would come crashing down.
Night Of The Long Knives: When Hitler Had Hundreds Of Allies Killed To Solidify His Grip On Germany
For three days in 1934 that Hitler called the "Night of the Long Knives," the chancellor ordered the execution of some 400 Nazis whom he feared threatened his power.