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Eliot Ness, The ‘Untouchable’ Lawman Who Took On Al Capone

Eliot Ness, The ‘Untouchable’ Lawman Who Took On Al Capone

Working in Chicago during Prohibition, Eliot Ness served in a special police division nicknamed the "Untouchables" that put Al Capone in prison for tax evasion.
Inside The Murder Of Johnny Stompanato, The Mobster Stabbed To Death By Lana Turner’s Daughter

Inside The Murder Of Johnny Stompanato, The Mobster Stabbed To Death By Lana Turner’s Daughter

An enforcer and bodyguard in the L.A. mafia, Johnny Stompanato was stabbed to death in the Beverly Hills home of his girlfriend, Lana Turner, in April 1958.
Omertà: The Code Of Silence That Once Defined The Mafia

Omertà: The Code Of Silence That Once Defined The Mafia

Under the code of omertà, anyone who spoke to the police was marked for torture and death — and so were their families.
How Old Is The Bible? Here’s When The Christian Holy Book Was Actually Written

How Old Is The Bible? Here’s When The Christian Holy Book Was Actually Written

Go inside the complicated history of when the Bible was written and the ongoing debates about the authorship of the Christian holy book.
How Many Descendants Does Genghis Khan Have? The History Of The Mongolian Conqueror’s Astonishing Bloodline

How Many Descendants Does Genghis Khan Have? The History Of The Mongolian Conqueror’s Astonishing Bloodline

The infamous conqueror is believed to have impregnated hundreds of women in his lifetime — and researchers believe as many as 16 million people may be descended from Genghis Khan today.
The History Of El Castillo, The Ancient Maya Temple That Towers Over Chichén Itzá

The History Of El Castillo, The Ancient Maya Temple That Towers Over Chichén Itzá

Built between 1050 and 1300, El Castillo is a magnificent stone pyramid located at the center of the Maya city of Chichén Itzá that stands 79 feet tall and is 181 feet wide at its base.
The Fascinating History Of The Pinkerton Detective Agency, From Thwarting Train Robberies To Breaking Strikes To Protecting Abraham Lincoln

The Fascinating History Of The Pinkerton Detective Agency, From Thwarting Train Robberies To Breaking Strikes To Protecting Abraham Lincoln

Before the existence of the Secret Service and the FBI, the Pinkerton Detective Agency was America’s premier security and intelligence organization — until its reputation for violence and strikebreaking caused it to lose favor with the public.
Shipwreck, Mutiny, And Cannibalism: Inside The Harrowing True Story Of The HMS <em src=

Shipwreck, Mutiny, And Cannibalism: Inside The Harrowing True Story Of The HMS Wager

The British warship HMS Wager was supposed to "annoy and distress the Spaniards" in the South Seas. Instead, the crew became stranded on an uninhabited island — and descended into chaos.
Meet Mictlantecuhtli, The Fearsome Aztec God Of Death Who Ruled The Underworld With His Wife

Meet Mictlantecuhtli, The Fearsome Aztec God Of Death Who Ruled The Underworld With His Wife

Mictlantecuhtli was a menacing Aztec deity who oversaw the underworld, Mictlan, rewarding the dead who completed the four-year journey to its deepest level with eternal rest.
The Fascinating History Of Chinampas, The Mesoamerican Method Of Farming On Water

The Fascinating History Of Chinampas, The Mesoamerican Method Of Farming On Water

Favored by the Aztecs, chinampas are man-made islands used to grow crops in freshwater lakes — and the agricultural system is still used in Mexico today.
Inside The Legend Of The Gordian Knot And Alexander The Great’s Rise To Power

Inside The Legend Of The Gordian Knot And Alexander The Great’s Rise To Power

In Greek mythology, the Gordian knot was an unsolvable puzzle that was tied by King Midas and later sliced in half by Alexander the Great, foretelling his imminent takeover of western Asia.