Vercingetorix: The Ancient Freedom Fighter Who Nearly Beat Caesar
Why Vercingetorix was Julius Caesar's arch-rival and is still regarded as a national hero in France to this day.
Meet The Megatherium: The Adorable 13-Foot Sloth That Ruled The Prehistoric Amazon
The Megatherium roamed South America for some 5.3 million years before it fell victim to mass extinction — though some rainforest natives claim to have seen a similar creature roving through the trees.
Meet Rudolf Virchow, The Victorian “Pope Of Medicine” Who Didn’t Believe In Evolution
Rudolf Virchow's work spanned pathology, forensics, and cancer research. But for all his work, Virchow was also quite ignorant on two of the biggest medical advancements in modern medicine.
Meet Johann Carl Friedrich Gauss, The Most Important Mathematician You’ve Never Heard Of
After beginning by correcting his father's math at 3 years old, Carl Friedrich Gauss became one of the most influential mathematicians the world has ever seen.
30 Years, 44 Countries, 75,000 Miles: The Endless Adventures Of 14th-Century Explorer Ibn Battuta
Ibn Battuta traveled the territory of what is now 44 countries, married at least seven times, and wrote the most comprehensive account of 14th-century life around the globe to date.
The 1883 Krakatoa Eruption: The Explosion Heard Round The World And The Loudest Sound Ever
The earthquakes, weather events, and tsunamis caused by the Krakatoa eruption of 1883 were felt even thousands of miles away.
Cochise: The Legendary Apache Leader Who Fought For Tribal Freedom
Cochise fought for the freedom of his people, but Union betrayal and depleted resources kept him from achieving true liberation for the Apache.
Inside The Magical Mind Of Charles Perrault, The Father Of Fairytales Like Cinderella
The evergreen stories written by Charles Perrault are still told to children today as they're tucked into bed at night.
Meet California’s Methuselah Tree, The Oldest Tree In The World
The Methuselah tree is so well protected as the oldest tree in the world that its location has remained unknown to the public since its discovery in 1957.
Meet Stephen Wiltshire: An Autistic Artist Who Can Draw Entire Cities From Memory
Diagnosed with autism, Stephen Wiltshire was nonverbal until age seven. Now, he draws entire cities from memory.