The Opulent Lifestyle Of Marie Antoinette, France’s Beheaded Queen
She likely never said "Let them eat cake," but Marie Antoinette's extravagant spending plunged France into economic turmoil and led to her public execution in 1793.
The Tragic, Unsolved Case Of The ‘Lady Of The Dunes’
For the last 47 years, investigators have been struggling to identify the Lady of the Dunes, a handless corpse that was found nearly decapitated on a Massachusetts beach.
Meet The One-In-Two-Million Blue Lobster And Learn What Causes Its Stunning Hue
From Maine to the British Isles, only a few fishermen have ever hauled in a blue lobster, a rare crustacean with an iridescent sapphire hue.
Inside The Eerie True Stories That Inspired ‘The Legend Of Sleepy Hollow’
Washington Irving's famous tale The Legend of Sleepy Hollow and its iconic headless horseman were inspired by a mix of real history and spooky folklore.
Meet Shannon Lee, The Martial-Artist-Turned Actress Keeping Bruce Lee’s Legacy Alive
Though her father died when she was just four, Bruce Lee's daughter Shannon Lee has made it her mission to preserve his philosophies — and even produced a long-lost script of his.
Inside The Troubled Marriage Of Johnny Cash And Vivian Liberto
Vivian Liberto was Johnny Cash's first wife and had four children with him. But after their divorce in 1967, she was cast as the bitter shrew who had been holding his talents back.
The Story Of The ‘Buffalo Soldiers,’ The First All-Black Peacetime Regiments In U.S. History
From fighting poachers and outlaws to doing battle with Native American tribes, the Buffalo Soldiers of the Western frontier left behind a complex legacy.
Meet The Kakapo, The Rotund New Zealand Parrot On The Brink Of Extinction
Found on remote New Zealand islands, the kakapo is a giant flightless parrot that has become critically endangered because of predation and human encroachment.
When The City Of Angels Burned: 50 Photos Of The 1992 LA Riots
After four white police officers were acquitted for the beating of Rodney King in April 1992, protests turned violent as the LA riots left 53 dead, 2,000 injured, and thousands incarcerated.
The Rise And Fall Of The Janissaries, The Ottoman Empire’s Elite Military Force
Beginning in the Late Middle Ages, Ottoman soldiers abducted children from Christian families and forced them into the Janissaries, one of the fiercest armies in history.
7 Groundbreaking Interracial Couples And The Inspiring Stories Behind Them
For decades, interracial relationships around the world were taboo and sometimes even illegal. Here's how these couples persevered despite their struggles.