The Story Behind The Famous “Rosie The Riveter” Image Of World War 2
"Rosie the Riveter" is regarded as a feminist icon today, but the image on which it was based had nothing to do with feminism.
How The Milgram Experiment Showed That Everyday People Could Commit Monstrous Acts
Stanley Milgram's obedience experiment sought to find out how easily the average person could be induced to commit heinous crimes under orders. They found out — with disturbing results.
9/11 Conspiracy Theories That Many People Actually Think Are True
Millions of people have spent the last two decades spouting alternative ideas about what may have happened on September 11, 2001, but are any of these 9/11 conspiracy theories even rooted in truth?
Jesse James: The Confederate Avenger Who Became An American Folk Hero
He participated in an infamous massacre of Union soldiers, but when he got to write his own story, Jesse James cast himself as the Robin Hood of the Wild West.
How Aileen Wuornos Became History’s Most Terrifying Female Serial Killer
After a childhood of abuse and abandonment, Aileen Wuornos went on a killing rampage that left at least seven men dead across Florida in 1989 and 1990.
Aktion T4, The Nazi Program That Slaughtered 300,000 Disabled People
Inside the Aktion T4 program, the little-known euthanasia initiative that killed as many as 300,000 disabled people as the Nazis swept across Europe.
Everything Worth Knowing About Neanderthals, Humans’ Extinct, Primordial Cousins
Neanderthals lived from about 400,000 to 40,000 years ago before they were replaced by modern human ancestors. People today can still have Neanderthal in their genes.
The Mysterious History Of Area 51, From U-2s To UFOs
Some are convinced the government uses Area 51 to dissect aliens and study flying saucers. In truth, the classified site has been used to build spy planes — and dump toxic waste.
Meet The Ustaše, The Brutal Nazi Allies Even Hitler Couldn’t Control
The Ustaše brutalized and massacred upwards of 300,000 Serbians, 30,000 Jews, and 29,000 Gypsies throughout their four-year reign of terror in Croatia.
John Dillinger Wasn’t Just A Bank Robber. He Was A Bona Fide Celebrity.
After 10 years behind bars, John Dillinger went on a year-long bank-robbing spree that captured America's imagination.
25 Leaning Tower Of Pisa Facts That Capture Its Iconic Appeal
These facts about the Leaning Tower of Pisa reveal everything there is to know about the world's most famous architectural mistake.