Amateur Metal Detectorist Unearths A 500-Year-Old Pendant Celebrating Henry VIII’s First Marriage
The golden, heart-shaped pendant bears the initials of both the king and his first wife, Katherine of Aragon.
The Incredible Story Of Roald Amundsen, The First Explorer To Reach The South Pole
A Norwegian adventurer, Roald Amundsen made history when he reached the southernmost tip of the world in 1911 — but he wasn’t done exploring yet.
The Haunting Story Of How Sylvia Plath Died And The Tragic Events That Led Up To It
Sylvia Plath died by suicide at the age of 30 on February 11, 1963, following a barrage of literary rejections and her husband's infidelity.
The Last Dodo Died 350 Years Ago — But This Science Startup Is Hoping To Bring The Extinct Bird Back
Scientists believe that a version of the extinct dodo could be replicated but some argue that the money and time required to do so would be better spent protecting at-risk species today.
Karen Carpenter, The ‘Carpenters’ Singer Killed By Anorexia At The Age Of 32
Karen Carpenter died on February 4, 1983, after steadily poisoning herself with ipecac syrup, which she was using to try to maintain her weight while struggling with an eating disorder.
This Ancient Statue Of A Hercules-Like Figure Was Just Discovered In A Roman Sewer
Experts believe that the statue may depict Hercules or perhaps a Roman emperor dressed as the ancient hero.
The Real Story Of Gunther VI, The Millionaire German Shepherd Known As The ‘Richest Dog In The World’
For years, stories have circulated about a line of dogs named Gunther who inherited the fortune of a wealthy countess in 1992 — but is it all a hoax to help sell real estate?
How A Stretch Of Road Between Kuwait And Iraq Became Known As The ‘Highway Of Death’
At the close of the Persian Gulf War, American forces carried out a 10-hour bombardment on Highway 80 that left hundreds dead and destroyed up to 2,700 vehicles.
A Beachcomber Just Stumbled Upon A 12-Million-Year-Old Whale Skull In Maryland
The whale skull was found packed in a 650-pound block of sediment that preserved the fossil like a "sarcophagus."
The Story Of Sherri Papini, The California Mom Who Lied About Being Kidnapped And Tortured By Two Hispanic Women
On November 2, 2016, Sherri Papini vanished near her home in Redding, California. Three weeks later, she re-emerged — with a bizarre kidnapping story.
33 Incredible Photos From The California Gold Rush, The Mining Craze That Captivated The World
The discovery of gold at Sutter's Mill in January 1848 sparked a mass migration to California — but not everyone was lucky enough to strike it rich.