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.
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.
These Infamous Crystal Skulls Aren’t From Aztecs Or Aliens, But Just Victorian Hoax Artists
A 2008 study led by the Smithsonian Institute found that likely all the 13 life-size quartz crystal skulls are likely fakes.
The Trial Of Sam Sheppard: How A Media Frenzy Led To The Life Imprisonment Of A Young Doctor
The case of Dr. Sam Sheppard was so controversial from the outset that the federal court later ruled his initial trial a "mockery of justice."
Cairo, Illinois Was Once A Booming City — Until Racist Violence Destroyed The Entire Town
Despite its former promise, deep-seated racial tensions would eventually devastate the town of Cairo, Illinois, rendering it nearly abandoned today.
Niihau: Hawaii’s “Forbidden Island” Without Paved Roads, Plumbing, Or Police
Purchased by a wealthy Scottish widow in 1864, the family-owned island of Niihau is committed to preserving its natural and cultural history — perhaps at a dangerous cost.
Shaka: The Controversial King Of The Zulus Hailed As The “African Napoleon”
Historians disagree on how cruel Shaka truly was as a ruler, but his military prowess was indisputable.