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The Incredible Story Of Igbo Landing, When West African Captives Drowned Themselves To Avoid Being Enslaved

The Incredible Story Of Igbo Landing, When West African Captives Drowned Themselves To Avoid Being Enslaved

During the Igbo Landing of 1803, approximately 75 captives from present-day Nigeria died by mass suicide in Georgia's Dunbar Creek rather than face a life in chains.
Canadian Prison Guards Just Caught A Pigeon With A Backpack Full Of Crystal Meth

Canadian Prison Guards Just Caught A Pigeon With A Backpack Full Of Crystal Meth

The pigeon was discovered perched on the wall of the Pacific Institution in Abbotsford, British Columbia, with a "fairly substantial" amount of crystal meth in its backpack.
The Gruesome Crimes Of Jodi Arias, Who Stabbed Her Ex-Boyfriend 27 Times And Cut His Throat From Ear To Ear

The Gruesome Crimes Of Jodi Arias, Who Stabbed Her Ex-Boyfriend 27 Times And Cut His Throat From Ear To Ear

Right after having sex with Travis Alexander, Jodi Arias fatally stabbed him, slit his throat, and shot him in the head in his Arizona home on June 4, 2008.
The Incredible True Story Of Elizebeth Smith Friedman, The ‘Mother Of Cryptology’

The Incredible True Story Of Elizebeth Smith Friedman, The ‘Mother Of Cryptology’

American cryptologist Elizebeth Smith Friedman cracked codes during World War I, Prohibition, and World War II — but her accomplishments weren’t revealed until after her death.
Nine-Year-Old Girl Discovers 15-Million-Year-Old Megalodon Tooth On Christmas Day

Nine-Year-Old Girl Discovers 15-Million-Year-Old Megalodon Tooth On Christmas Day

Molly Sampson has been searching for shark teeth since she could walk, but the megalodon tooth is her biggest find yet.
Inside The Wild Life And Mysterious Death Of James Callender, The Original American Scandalmonger

Inside The Wild Life And Mysterious Death Of James Callender, The Original American Scandalmonger

James Callender published exposés on founding fathers like Alexander Hamilton and publicized reports of Thomas Jefferson's rape of the enslaved Sally Hemings — then he drowned under mysterious circumstances.
An Ancient Pompeii Home Filled With Erotic Frescoes Was Just Restored After Two Decades Of Work

An Ancient Pompeii Home Filled With Erotic Frescoes Was Just Restored After Two Decades Of Work

The House of the Vettii was buried by the eruption of Mount Vesuvius in 79 C.E. but has been restored to its former glory after 20 years of meticulous restoration work.
The Complicated Story Of Freydís Eiríksdóttir, The Legendary Viking Sister Of Leif Erikson

The Complicated Story Of Freydís Eiríksdóttir, The Legendary Viking Sister Of Leif Erikson

Though some ancient Norse legends portray Freydís Eiríksdóttir as a fearless warrior, others cast her as a merciless murderess.
Old Nazi Treasure Map Sparks Frantic Search Of Dutch Countryside For Hidden Riches

Old Nazi Treasure Map Sparks Frantic Search Of Dutch Countryside For Hidden Riches

The Nazi treasure map suggests that fleeing German soldiers buried a cache of gold, silver, jewels, watches, and other riches somewhere near the Dutch village of Ommeren.
This Romance Writer Allegedly Died By Suicide In 2020 — But She Just Appeared Online Alive And Well

This Romance Writer Allegedly Died By Suicide In 2020 — But She Just Appeared Online Alive And Well

Fans and fellow writers were shocked to learn that Susan Meachen died by suicide in 2020, but Meachen just resurfaced on Facebook and admitted that she's still alive.
Bones Of Indigenous Dogs Eaten By Colonists Discovered At Jamestown

Bones Of Indigenous Dogs Eaten By Colonists Discovered At Jamestown

Because the bones have cut marks, researchers suggest that the colonists ate the dogs during a period of severe famine.