Spelunkers Discover A Massive Sinkhole In Southern China — With A Forest At The Bottom
The sinkhole in Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region plunges more than 600 feet into the earth and may be home to a host of previously undiscovered creatures.
How Many People Did Stalin Kill? Inside The Horrific Death Toll Of The Soviet Dictator
After taking power in the 1920s, Joseph Stalin killed at least 9 million people through mass murder, forced labor, and famine, but the true figure may be as high as 60 million.
South Carolina Man Dies Of A Heart Attack While Trying To Bury His Murdered Girlfriend
Joseph McKinnon strangled his girlfriend Patricia Dent, then died while trying to bury her body in their garden.
This Florida Man With No Flying Experience Just Successfully Landed A Plane After The Pilot Became Incapacitated
Air traffic controllers instructed 39-year-old Darren Harrison on how to fly and land the Cessna 208 plane at Palm Beach International Airport.
An Ancient Fertility Complex From The Iron Age Was Discovered Beneath A House In Turkey
Inside the complex, archaeologists discovered rock art depicting eight deities, including Atargatis, the Syrian goddess of fertility.
The Leader Of This Thai Feces-Eating Cult Was Arrested After Police Found Almost A Dozen Bodies At His Compound
Thawee Nanra said that he was the "father of all religions" and that eating his bodily fluids and skin could cure all illnesses.
Second-Century Funerary Altar For Thirteen-Year-Old Girl Discovered In Rome
Though almost 2,000 years old, the white marble altar is well-preserved and its mournful inscription clearly legible.
Leona Helmsley, The Ruthless Real Estate Mogul Dubbed The ‘Queen Of Mean’
Before Leona Helmsley went to prison for tax evasion in 1989, she owned some of New York City's most luxurious hotels and was infamous for her legendary cruelty towards her employees.
This Ancient Egyptian Mummy Forgotten In A Cornell Closet Was Just Revealed To Be A Sacred Ibis
In ancient Egypt, the sacred ibis was often used as a sacrifice to Thoth, the Egyptian god of the moon, reckoning, learning, and writing.
The True Story Of Operation Mincemeat, The British Plot That Used Fake Documents And A Drifter’s Corpse To Fool The Nazis
Operation Mincemeat allowed British intelligence operatives to trick Hitler into thinking that the Allies were about to invade Greece and not Sicily — leaving the Nazis vulnerable and changing the course of World War II.
British Retiree Could Face The Death Penalty After Allegedly Trying To Smuggle Stones Out Of Iraq
66-year-old retired geologist Jim Fitton pocketed a few stones at the ancient site of Eridu in southern Iraq and was later arrested at the airport when officials searched his bags.