The Real Story Of Thomas Jefferson’s Mistress And Slave, Sally Hemings
Sally Hemings bore President Thomas Jefferson six children, yet his legitimate descendants tried their best to discredit her story.
The Legend Of Kit Carson, The Wild West’s Gentleman Explorer
Son of a Revolutionary War veteran, a Civil War veteran himself, and one of the first frontiersmen of the West, Kit Carson became an American legend even during his own lifetime.
Without Noseless Mad Scientist Tycho Brahe, Astronomy Would Still Be In The Dark Ages
Tycho Brahe kept a drunken elk in his entourage, supposedly had an affair with the queen of Denmark, and totally changed our understanding of the universe itself.
Crushing Pressure, Frigid Cold, And Eternal Darkness: Welcome To Challenger Deep, The Deepest Part Of The Ocean
At some seven miles below the surface, Challenger Deep is not only the deepest part of the ocean, it's an alien world unlike no other.
“Love Of My Life”: Inside The Romance Between Freddie Mercury And Mary Austin
Freddie Mercury and Mary Austin maintained a seven-year-long romantic relationship — and remained close until Mercury's untimely death.
The Cartel’s Accountant: Inside The Eccentric Story Of Pablo Escobar’s Older Brother, Roberto Escobar
Pablo Escobar may be the infamous name everyone recognizes, but his brother Roberto Escobar is the one still profiting from their violent ventures.
A Skilled Gunman But A Bloodless Reputation: The Real Story Of The Sundance Kid
The Sundance Kid was already a legend of the Wild West during his lifetime. But the most intriguing part of his story may be that no one really knows how it ended.
Inside The Death-Defying Feats Of World-Class Tightrope Walker Philippe Petit
One August morning in 1974, astounded Manhattan commuters stopped to watch as Philippe Petit strolled 1,300 feet above them between the Twin Towers.
Meet The Ken And Barbie Killers: Paul Bernardo And Karla Homolka
Paul Bernardo, with the help of his wife Karla Homolka, plagued a Canadian suburb with a series of horrific rapes that were only the tip of an iceberg.
Rediscovering The Coelacanth: The 400 Million-Year-Old Prehistoric Fish We Thought Went Extinct
The massive coelacanth was thought to have died off over 60-million-years ago, but a 1938 South African discovery shocked the scientific world.
Perverse, Provocateur, And Oscar Wilde’s Protégé: The Brief And Scandalous Story Of Artist Aubrey Beardsley
Aubrey Beardsley delighted in scandalizing his Victorian audiences with erotic and morbid artworks, and he would become entangled in a scandal with none other than Oscar Wilde.