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The Story Of Tarrare, The Insatiable Glutton Who Ate Everything From Human Flesh To Live Eels

The Story Of Tarrare, The Insatiable Glutton Who Ate Everything From Human Flesh To Live Eels

Tarrare, an 18th-century French showman, could eat enough to feed 15 people and swallow cats whole — but his stomach was never satisfied.
Young Spartan Men Murdered Slaves As Part Of The Krypteia

Young Spartan Men Murdered Slaves As Part Of The Krypteia

Before a Spartan boy could be considered a man, he’d be put in the Krypteia – a secret squad that would sneak up on unsuspecting slaves and brutally murder them at will.
The Coconut Crab Kills Birds And Breaks Bones – And May Have Eaten Amelia Earhart

The Coconut Crab Kills Birds And Breaks Bones – And May Have Eaten Amelia Earhart

The coconut crab isn’t just scary-looking – these things really can tear you apart. Its claws are powerful enough to rip open a coconut, it can climb trees, and it may just be the animal that devoured Amelia Earhart.
Dorothy Stratten Was Going To Be The Next Marilyn Monroe, Until Her Husband Murdered Her

Dorothy Stratten Was Going To Be The Next Marilyn Monroe, Until Her Husband Murdered Her

This is the horrifying story of how Dorothy Stratten got pulled into a deadly world of fame, porn, and violence, and the men who kept on exploiting her even after she was dead.
Built 6,000 Years Before Stonehenge, Gobekli Tepe Is The Oldest Temple On Earth

Built 6,000 Years Before Stonehenge, Gobekli Tepe Is The Oldest Temple On Earth

"Gobekli changes everything." And it's not an exaggeration: when Gobekli Tepe was uncovered in 1994, it changed how we understand the rise of human civilizations.
Alice Liddell Inspired ‘Alice’s Adventures In Wonderland’ – And Its Writer’s Pedophilic Desires

Alice Liddell Inspired ‘Alice’s Adventures In Wonderland’ – And Its Writer’s Pedophilic Desires

Alice's Adventures in Wonderland might be a whimsical tale, but the inspiration behind it was anything but.
<em>Porajmos</em>: The Forgotten Gypsy Holocaust The World Ignored

Porajmos: The Forgotten Gypsy Holocaust The World Ignored

During the Porajmos, the Nazis exterminated a quarter of Europe's Roma population, yet this brutal genocide went unacknowledged for decades.
The Shocking Crimes Of Velma Barfield, The “Death Row Granny”

The Shocking Crimes Of Velma Barfield, The “Death Row Granny”

Velma Barfield was a sweet God-fearing grandmother. Unfortunately, everyone in her life seemed to die mysteriously.
The Misunderstood Japanese Geisha: The Artists The West Mistook For Prostitutes

The Misunderstood Japanese Geisha: The Artists The West Mistook For Prostitutes

Inside the mysterious and misunderstood world of Japanese geisha, the respected artists, musicians, dancers, and poets who the West mistook for prostitutes after the American occupation of Japan following World War II.
The Heinous Crimes Of Henry Lucas And Ottis Toole, The Confession Killers

The Heinous Crimes Of Henry Lucas And Ottis Toole, The Confession Killers

Birthed from troubled pasts, Henry Lucas and Ottis Toole were lovers and deranged serial killers whose crimes would change American laws and TV.
Death By Tire Fire: A Brief History Of “Necklacing” In Apartheid South Africa

Death By Tire Fire: A Brief History Of “Necklacing” In Apartheid South Africa

Necklacing was reserved not for the white men who supported the apartheid system, but those deemed as traitors to the black community.