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Gary Plauché, The Louisiana Dad Who Took Deadly Revenge On His Son’s Rapist On Live Television

Gary Plauché, The Louisiana Dad Who Took Deadly Revenge On His Son’s Rapist On Live Television

On March 16, 1984, Gary Plauché waited at the airport for Jeff Doucet, who had kidnapped his son, Jody — then shot him dead as cameras rolled.
The Short, Sad Life Of Dina Sanichar, The Feral Boy Who Inspired ‘The Jungle Book’

The Short, Sad Life Of Dina Sanichar, The Feral Boy Who Inspired ‘The Jungle Book’

Dina Sanichar was raised by wolves in India's Uttar Pradesh jungle until hunters found him in 1867 and brought him to an orphanage. He would later serve as Rudyard Kipling's inspiration for the character of Mowgli.
The Brutal And Bloody World Of ‘Venationes’, Ancient Rome’s Staged Animal Hunts

The Brutal And Bloody World Of ‘Venationes’, Ancient Rome’s Staged Animal Hunts

Bloodthirsty crowds reveled in venationes that saw the mass slaughter of animals like lions, elephants, and bears as the Romans forever altered the ecosphere of an entire region.
Meet Tony Accardo, The Elusive Chicago Mobster Who Succeeded Al Capone

Meet Tony Accardo, The Elusive Chicago Mobster Who Succeeded Al Capone

Known as "Big Tuna" and "Joe Batters," Tony Accardo ruled the Chicago Outfit for over 40 years — and he only spent one night in jail.
What Happened To Lars Mittank, The German Tourist Who Vanished Near A Bulgarian Airport?

What Happened To Lars Mittank, The German Tourist Who Vanished Near A Bulgarian Airport?

On July 8, 2014, 28-year-old Lars Mittank disappeared in a field near the Varna Airport in Bulgaria. Eerily, some of his last known moments were caught on video.
The Little-Known Story Of Blanche Barrow, Bonnie And Clyde’s Anxious Accomplice

The Little-Known Story Of Blanche Barrow, Bonnie And Clyde’s Anxious Accomplice

In 1933, Blanche Barrow agreed to join Bonnie and Clyde on their infamous crime spree — but only because she was married to Clyde's older brother.
Meet Anna Ivanovna, The Cruel Empress Who Plunged Russia Into A Dark Age

Meet Anna Ivanovna, The Cruel Empress Who Plunged Russia Into A Dark Age

Nicknamed "Ivanna the Terrible" for her bad manners and crude sense of humor, Anna Ivanovna tortured and imprisoned anyone who opposed her for 10 grueling years.
Meet The Soldaderas, The Fierce Female Warriors Who Fought In The Mexican Revolution

Meet The Soldaderas, The Fierce Female Warriors Who Fought In The Mexican Revolution

During the Mexican Revolution, soldaderas fought valiantly and sometimes even outranked men on the battlefield. But their story was almost forgotten.
Meet Unity Mitford, The British Socialite Who Became Adolf Hitler’s Stalker

Meet Unity Mitford, The British Socialite Who Became Adolf Hitler’s Stalker

Unity Valkyrie Mitford moved to Germany in 1933 to get next to Adolf Hitler — and managed to become one of his closest admirers.