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‘He Wasn’t A Typical Gangster’: Inside The Wild Life Of Harlem Godfather Bumpy Johnson

‘He Wasn’t A Typical Gangster’: Inside The Wild Life Of Harlem Godfather Bumpy Johnson

Known for being a fearsome crime boss, Ellsworth Raymond "Bumpy" Johnson ruled the Harlem neighborhood of New York City in the mid-20th century.
Anubis: The Ancient Egyptian God That Inspired The Sacrifice Of 8 Million Dogs

Anubis: The Ancient Egyptian God That Inspired The Sacrifice Of 8 Million Dogs

All ancient civilizations had a god of death. For Ancient Egypt, that god was Anubis, the jackal-headed figure who oversaw mummification and judged the worthiness of a person's soul in the afterlife.
How 15-Year-Old Latasha Harlins’ Murder Over A Bottle Of Orange Juice Helped Spark The L.A. Riots

How 15-Year-Old Latasha Harlins’ Murder Over A Bottle Of Orange Juice Helped Spark The L.A. Riots

On March 16, 1991, Latasha Harlins went to a grocery store to buy a bottle of orange juice. Soon Ja Du, the store clerk, assumed she was stealing it and shot her in the back of the head.
The Slender Man Stabbing: How An Internet Meme Led Two 12-Year-Old Girls To Attempt Murder

The Slender Man Stabbing: How An Internet Meme Led Two 12-Year-Old Girls To Attempt Murder

"It was weird," said perpetrator Morgan Geyser. "I felt no remorse. I thought I would... I actually felt nothing."
Meet Giulia Tofana: The 17th-Century Professional Poisoner Said To Have Killed 600 Men

Meet Giulia Tofana: The 17th-Century Professional Poisoner Said To Have Killed 600 Men

If Giulia Tofana's confessions are to be believed, then the lethal potion maker is among the most prolific serial killers in history.
Naked Hippies And Raging Fires: 55 Crazy Photos From History’s Most Iconic Music Festivals

Naked Hippies And Raging Fires: 55 Crazy Photos From History’s Most Iconic Music Festivals

From Woodstock '69 to Woodstock '99, these are the music festivals that defined their generations.
How Photographer-Turned-Sheriff C.S. Fly Helped Immortalize The Wild West

How Photographer-Turned-Sheriff C.S. Fly Helped Immortalize The Wild West

Based in Tombstone, Arizona, C.S. Fly documented the peace treaty between Apache Chief Geronimo and the U.S. Army in 1886, as well as other iconic moments of the Old West.
Everything You Ever Wanted To Know About What Happens When You Die

Everything You Ever Wanted To Know About What Happens When You Die

No living human knows what happens when we die, but here's what we've gleaned from history and some near-death survivors who said they glimpsed the other side.
The Bizarre History Of Sex Toys, From Ancient Butt Plugs To Steam-Powered Vibrators

The Bizarre History Of Sex Toys, From Ancient Butt Plugs To Steam-Powered Vibrators

With the oldest-known dildo clocking in at 28,000 years, sex toys are older than civilization, religion, and marriage combined.
Inside The Revenge Killing Of Frank DeCicco, The Gambino Underboss Who Brazenly Took Out A Don

Inside The Revenge Killing Of Frank DeCicco, The Gambino Underboss Who Brazenly Took Out A Don

Frank DeCicco helped John Gotti take over the family by murdering their boss — only to be killed in a bombing months later.
Minnie Dean Was A Caretaker Known As A ‘Baby Farmer’ — Then They Found Actual Bodies In Her Garden

Minnie Dean Was A Caretaker Known As A ‘Baby Farmer’ — Then They Found Actual Bodies In Her Garden

After three bodies were discovered on her property in 1895, Minnie Dean became the first and only woman to be executed for her crimes in New Zealand's history.