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The Story Of James Doohan, The ‘Star Trek’ Actor Who Took Out Two German Snipers During World War II

The Story Of James Doohan, The ‘Star Trek’ Actor Who Took Out Two German Snipers During World War II

Long before he was Scotty on Star Trek, World War II hero James "Jimmy" Doohan was known as the "craziest pilot in the Canadian air force."
How Did James Dean Die? Inside The Accident That Killed The Beloved Actor

How Did James Dean Die? Inside The Accident That Killed The Beloved Actor

James Dean's brief yet iconic time in the spotlight came to an abrupt end when he died in a tragic car accident on September 30, 1955 — and the details of his death remain both perplexing and disturbing to this day.
Meet Ötzi The Iceman, The Oldest Preserved Human Being Ever Found

Meet Ötzi The Iceman, The Oldest Preserved Human Being Ever Found

When two German hikers found Ötzi in the Alps in 1991, he was in such pristine condition that they thought he was a mountaineer who had died recently. Turns out, he was a 5,300-year-old murder victim.
Meet Hua Mulan, The Legendary Warrior Behind The Disney Classic

Meet Hua Mulan, The Legendary Warrior Behind The Disney Classic

Long before she was the heroine of an animated movie, Hua Mulan's story first began in 6th-century China.
Gavrilo Princip: The Story Of The Serbian Nationalist Who Assassinated Archduke Franz Ferdinand

Gavrilo Princip: The Story Of The Serbian Nationalist Who Assassinated Archduke Franz Ferdinand

On June 28, 1914, Gavrilo Princip fired two shots that would change the course of history, sentencing 40 million to die in war while leaving the entire continent in tatters.
Inside The Death-Defying Feats Of World-Class Tightrope Walker Philippe Petit

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.
The Story Of Hachikō, The Japanese Dog Who Waited For His Owner For Ten Years

The Story Of Hachikō, The Japanese Dog Who Waited For His Owner For Ten Years

Every day between 1925 and 1935, Hachikō the dog waited at Tokyo's Shibuya train station in hopes that his dead master would return.
How Henrietta Lacks And Her ‘Immortal’ Cells Changed History

How Henrietta Lacks And Her ‘Immortal’ Cells Changed History

After Henrietta Lacks died of cervical cancer in 1951, doctors at Johns Hopkins cultured her cells for use in medical research — without her permission.
Rediscovering The Coelacanth, The 400 Million-Year-Old Prehistoric Fish We Thought Went Extinct

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 its 1938 discovery in South Africa shocked the scientific world.
The Astonishing History Of The Antikythera Mechanism, The World’s Oldest Computer

The Astonishing History Of The Antikythera Mechanism, The World’s Oldest Computer

Scientists have long struggled to unlock the mysteries of the Antikythera mechanism, an ancient Greek computer used to study the secrets of the universe.
Meet The Ken And Barbie Killers: Paul Bernardo And Karla Homolka

Meet The Ken And Barbie Killers: Paul Bernardo And Karla Homolka

Paul Bernardo — with the help of his wife Karla Homolka — plagued the suburbs of Toronto with a series of horrific rapes that were only the tip of an iceberg.