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11 Of History’s Most Daring Prison Escapes And The Heart-Pounding Stories Behind Them

11 Of History’s Most Daring Prison Escapes And The Heart-Pounding Stories Behind Them

From underground tunnels and coconut rafts to dummy heads and toy guns, these are the ingenious plots behind the world's greatest prison escapes.
Guatemalan Stowaway Survives Flight To Miami Hidden In Plane’s Landing Gear

Guatemalan Stowaway Survives Flight To Miami Hidden In Plane’s Landing Gear

The 26-year-old Guatemalan risked hypothermia, hypoxia, being crushed by equipment, and falling to his death.
The True Story Of The Silver Bridge Collapse That Left 46 People Dead

The True Story Of The Silver Bridge Collapse That Left 46 People Dead

On December 15, 1967, the Silver Bridge collapsed over the Ohio River, shocking the town of Point Pleasant, West Virginia — and some believe that the mythical Mothman was responsible.
The Shocking Story Of Eddie Nash, The Palestinian Immigrant Who Became A Cocaine Kingpin

The Shocking Story Of Eddie Nash, The Palestinian Immigrant Who Became A Cocaine Kingpin

In the 1950s, Eddie Nash emigrated from Palestine to America with only $7 to his name. By the 1970s, he was worth over $30 million in real estate — and drugs.
Archaeologists Unearth Roman Soldier’s 1,800-Year-Old Face Mask In Ancient City Of Hadrianopolis

Archaeologists Unearth Roman Soldier’s 1,800-Year-Old Face Mask In Ancient City Of Hadrianopolis

The iron face mask was found among remnants of a fortified structure dated to Ancient Rome's imperial period. It firmly suggested Hadrianopolis was an important, distant military outpost.
How Michael Dowd Became The Most Crooked Cop In The NYPD

How Michael Dowd Became The Most Crooked Cop In The NYPD

Michael Dowd joined the NYPD in 1982 and was assigned to the 75th Precinct in Brooklyn. There, he began working with drug dealers, robbing their rivals, and selling cocaine.
The True Story Of Captain Lewis Nixon And The ‘Band Of Brothers’ He Served With During World War II

The True Story Of Captain Lewis Nixon And The ‘Band Of Brothers’ He Served With During World War II

Captain Lewis Nixon III fought with the 101st Airborne Division's Easy Company alongside Major Dick Winters in historic clashes like D-Day and the Battle of the Bulge.
This Florida Teen And Her Mom Face 16 Years In Prison For Allegedly Rigging Her Homecoming Queen Contest

This Florida Teen And Her Mom Face 16 Years In Prison For Allegedly Rigging Her Homecoming Queen Contest

Despite the school noting the election's suspicious results regarding hundreds of invalid votes, they forged ahead with the ceremony, anyway — in honor of tradition.
Was Ancient Roman Emperor Caligula Actually The Insane, Sadistic Pervert Everyone Thinks?

Was Ancient Roman Emperor Caligula Actually The Insane, Sadistic Pervert Everyone Thinks?

Legend has it that the infamous Roman emperor Caligula was unhinged to the point that he sentenced people to death for forgetting his birthday. But stories like this may have been more fiction than fact.
The Devastating History Of Diseases That The Pilgrims Brought To America

The Devastating History Of Diseases That The Pilgrims Brought To America

After the Pilgrims arrived in Massachusetts, the local Indigenous population fell from 30,000 to just 300 — within a decade.
A Hawaiian Hiker Found A Stream Reeking Of Beer — It Turns Out The Water Has An Alcohol Content Of 1.2 Percent

A Hawaiian Hiker Found A Stream Reeking Of Beer — It Turns Out The Water Has An Alcohol Content Of 1.2 Percent

After a local hiker discovered a stream in Waipio, Hawaii, that reeked of beer, local activists noticed that a nearby drain pipe was leaking alcohol — from a beer distributor across the street.