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The Disturbing True Stories That Inspired The Classic Ghost Story, ‘The Legend Of Sleepy Hollow’

The Disturbing True Stories That Inspired The Classic Ghost Story, ‘The Legend Of Sleepy Hollow’

Washington Irving's famous The Legend of Sleepy Hollow, featuring the iconic headless horseman, was borne of a wondrous mix of history and folklore.
From Victorian Commoner To Royal French Courtesan: The Luxurious Life Of Cora Pearl

From Victorian Commoner To Royal French Courtesan: The Luxurious Life Of Cora Pearl

Cora Pearl's extravagance made her popular among France's elite. But she quickly fell out of favor after the Franco-Prussia war, when debauchery also went out of style.
Laser Scan Of Cambodian Jungle Finds Lost Capital Of Khmer Empire

Laser Scan Of Cambodian Jungle Finds Lost Capital Of Khmer Empire

Archaeologists successfully uncovered the hidden city high in the Cambodian mountains using aerial laser scanning technology.
Monkeys Are Better At Problem-Solving Than Humans, Study Finds

Monkeys Are Better At Problem-Solving Than Humans, Study Finds

Researchers wonder if the heavy rewarding of habit-based solutions in Western educational systems are destroying our ability to creatively problem-solve.
Former NASA Scientist Says We Found Life On Mars — In The 1970s

Former NASA Scientist Says We Found Life On Mars — In The 1970s

"What is the evidence against the possibility of life on Mars? The astonishing fact is that there is none."
Divers Looking For WWII Shipwreck Find Enormous, Gelatinous Orb With Thousands Of Baby Squid Inside

Divers Looking For WWII Shipwreck Find Enormous, Gelatinous Orb With Thousands Of Baby Squid Inside

First, they saw that the orb was bigger than them. Then they saw the thousands of little creatures wriggling around inside.
Man Has Three-Inch Tweezers Removed From Urethra After Four Years Of Ignoring It

Man Has Three-Inch Tweezers Removed From Urethra After Four Years Of Ignoring It

This wasn't even the first time doctors had to remove "metal forceps" from a man's urethra.
Dead Cattle In Oregon Found With Sex Organs Cut Out And Drained Of Blood

Dead Cattle In Oregon Found With Sex Organs Cut Out And Drained Of Blood

"To lose a completely healthy animal would be an oddity... To lose five young, very healthy, in great shape, perfect bulls that are all basically the same age... that is so outside the bounds of normal."
Lost Chapter Of World’s First Novel Found In Japanese Home

Lost Chapter Of World’s First Novel Found In Japanese Home

It's one of 54 chapters from a transcription of The Tale of Genji, written in the 11th century.
Northern Fur Seals Are Thriving On An Active Volcanic Island In Alaska

Northern Fur Seals Are Thriving On An Active Volcanic Island In Alaska

More than 36,000 pups are expected to be born on Bogoslof Island this year.
Cold War-Era Uranium Mining Continuing To Cause Cancer In Navajo Women And Newborns

Cold War-Era Uranium Mining Continuing To Cause Cancer In Navajo Women And Newborns

"The government is so unjust with us... The government doesn't recognize that we built their freedom."