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Why Russian Crime Lord Semion Mogilevich Lives Up To His Title As ‘The World’s Most Powerful Mobster’

Why Russian Crime Lord Semion Mogilevich Lives Up To His Title As ‘The World’s Most Powerful Mobster’

He's been accused of everything from buying an entire airline just for trafficking heroin to selling nuclear weapons, yet somehow Semion Yudkovich Mogilevich lives free.
The Little-Known Story Of Ismael Zambada García, The Shadowy Drug Lord Known As ‘El Mayo’

The Little-Known Story Of Ismael Zambada García, The Shadowy Drug Lord Known As ‘El Mayo’

Ismael "El Mayo" Zambada García took control of the Sinaloa Cartel after Joaquín "El Chapo" Guzmán's arrest. But unlike El Chapo, El Mayo has never been to prison — and he remains at large to this day.
Inside The Sinking Of The USS Indianapolis That Ended In A Feeding Frenzy For Sharks

Inside The Sinking Of The USS Indianapolis That Ended In A Feeding Frenzy For Sharks

After delivering the components of the Hiroshima bomb in 1945, the USS Indianapolis was torpedoed by a Japanese submarine, leaving nearly 1,000 men adrift in the middle of the Philippine Sea.
Villagers Just Uncovered 2,500-Year-Old Ruins Belonging To The ‘Cloud People’ On A Mexican Mountaintop

Villagers Just Uncovered 2,500-Year-Old Ruins Belonging To The ‘Cloud People’ On A Mexican Mountaintop

The 6,000-foot mountaintop once held temples, the homes of rulers, and a games court.
People Keep Getting Mysterious Seeds In The Mail From China — And Nobody Knows Why

People Keep Getting Mysterious Seeds In The Mail From China — And Nobody Knows Why

The U.S. Department of Agriculture currently believes this bizarre phenomenon is part of a "brushing scam," while officials continue to investigate.
93-Year-Old Former Nazi Guard Convicted In One Of Germany’s Last Holocaust Trials

93-Year-Old Former Nazi Guard Convicted In One Of Germany’s Last Holocaust Trials

Bruno Dey was tried as a juvenile because he was only 17 when he began working as a guard at the Stutthof concentration camp.
Michigan Man Steals $100,000 From Casinos While Wearing Prosthetics To Look Elderly

Michigan Man Steals $100,000 From Casinos While Wearing Prosthetics To Look Elderly

Wearing a prosthetic disguise and using a plethora of forged IDs, John Colletti pulled off his identity theft scam for a year.
Scaleless, Slimy, And Extremely Rare: Introducing The Deep-Sea Oarfish

Scaleless, Slimy, And Extremely Rare: Introducing The Deep-Sea Oarfish

Giant oarfish can grow to lengths of over 50 feet, but these sea-serpent-like creatures have only been seen alive a handful of times.
How Soviet Spy Oleg Penkovsky Single-Handedly Prevented Nuclear War During The Cuban Missile Crisis

How Soviet Spy Oleg Penkovsky Single-Handedly Prevented Nuclear War During The Cuban Missile Crisis

In 1962, Soviet Colonel Oleg Penkovsky defied his country to save the world from nuclear war — then paid for his heroism with his life.
An Inside Look At V-J Day And The End Of World War 2, From The Joyous To The Ugly

An Inside Look At V-J Day And The End Of World War 2, From The Joyous To The Ugly

Whether it was celebrations in Shanghai or riots in San Francisco, Victory Over Japan Day sent people around the world into a frenzy.
Handwritten Inscription Found In Pair Of Shoes Belonging To Six-Year-Old Killed In Auschwitz

Handwritten Inscription Found In Pair Of Shoes Belonging To Six-Year-Old Killed In Auschwitz

The shoes belonged to a child named Amos Steinberg, who was deported to the camp with his mother in 1944. Neither survived.