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What Is A Balut Egg? Inside The Controversial Dish From Southeast Asia

What Is A Balut Egg? Inside The Controversial Dish From Southeast Asia

Known as balut, this popular dish from Southeast Asia is made by incubating a fertilized bird egg for weeks, then steaming and eating the undeveloped chick right from the shell.
Why The Lufthansa Heist Was Far Crazier Than What ‘Goodfellas’ Depicted

Why The Lufthansa Heist Was Far Crazier Than What ‘Goodfellas’ Depicted

In a brazen robbery made famous by "Goodfellas," the thieves behind the Lufthansa heist stole $6 million from New York's Kennedy Airport on December 11, 1978.
Miep Gies, The Woman Who Hid Anne Frank And Gave Her Diary To The World

Miep Gies, The Woman Who Hid Anne Frank And Gave Her Diary To The World

Miep Gies hid the Frank family for years during the German occupation of the Netherlands and even saved Anne Frank's diary from falling into Nazi hands.
Marilyn Vos Savant: The ‘World’s Smartest Woman’ Who Has An IQ Of 228

Marilyn Vos Savant: The ‘World’s Smartest Woman’ Who Has An IQ Of 228

According to the Guinness Book of World Records, Marilyn vos Savant has the world's highest IQ ever recorded — but many have tried to challenge that title.
The Tragic Story Of Evelyn McHale, The Woman In The Infamous ‘Most Beautiful Suicide’

The Tragic Story Of Evelyn McHale, The Woman In The Infamous ‘Most Beautiful Suicide’

Evelyn McHale wrote in her suicide note that she didn't want her family to see "any part" of her body. Instead, a photo of her death would become one of the most famous photographs of all time.
The Story Of Carmine Persico, The Feared Boss Of The Colombo Family

The Story Of Carmine Persico, The Feared Boss Of The Colombo Family

Despite being sentenced to life in prison in 1986 for racketeering, Carmine Persico maintained his grip on the Colombo's for decades.
The True Story Of The Niland Brothers Who Inspired ‘Saving Private Ryan’

The True Story Of The Niland Brothers Who Inspired ‘Saving Private Ryan’

Though Saving Private Ryan was fictional, it was inspired by the true story of Frederick Niland, who was sent home after his brothers were killed in action.
The Controversial History Of Ley Lines, From The Theory’s Origin To Its New Age Connection To UFOs

The Controversial History Of Ley Lines, From The Theory’s Origin To Its New Age Connection To UFOs

When Alfred Watkins first put forth the idea that straight lines connect landmarks across Britain in 1921, he didn't believe that these pathways had any mystical significance — then subsequent theorists transformed ley lines into something paranormal.
The Story Of Frank Costello, The Legendary Mob Boss Who Inspired ‘The Godfather’

The Story Of Frank Costello, The Legendary Mob Boss Who Inspired ‘The Godfather’

Luciano family boss Frank Costello survived gang wars, police scrutiny, and an assassination attempt while becoming one of history's wealthiest mobsters.
The Incredible Story Of How Navajo Code Talkers Helped Win World War II

The Incredible Story Of How Navajo Code Talkers Helped Win World War II

In 1942, the U.S. Marine Corps recruited 29 Navajo speakers to create an unbreakable code to use in the Pacific Theater — and by the end of the war, more than 450 Navajo Code Talkers had helped the Allies to victory.
Inside The St. Valentine’s Day Massacre, History’s Bloodiest Mob Hit

Inside The St. Valentine’s Day Massacre, History’s Bloodiest Mob Hit

On February 14, 1929, seven members of Chicago's North Side Gang were killed in the St. Valentine's Day Massacre — and the prime suspect was Al Capone.