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How Sealand Became The Smallest ‘Country’ In The World

How Sealand Became The Smallest ‘Country’ In The World

In 1967, a British pirate radio broadcaster named Paddy Roy Bates took over an abandoned World War II sea fort off the coast of England — and declared it the Principality of Sealand.
The Story Of Amber Hagerman And The Unsolved Disappearance Behind The Amber Alert

The Story Of Amber Hagerman And The Unsolved Disappearance Behind The Amber Alert

After the tragic abduction of Amber Hagerman on January 13, 1996, one woman decided to make a change.
Meet the Desert Rain Frog, The Squeaky Amphibian That Broke the Internet

Meet the Desert Rain Frog, The Squeaky Amphibian That Broke the Internet

At 2.5 inches with stubby legs and a squeaky-toy squeal, you've seen or heard nothing like the desert rain frog.
The Gruesome 1916 Shark Attacks: 4 Deaths In 12 Days And An Enduring War On Sharks

The Gruesome 1916 Shark Attacks: 4 Deaths In 12 Days And An Enduring War On Sharks

The horrifying 12 days that made up the 1916 shark attacks along the New Jersey coast spawned a mass fear and paranoia for sharks that we still feel today.
Freed Slave, Boxer, Entrepreneur: The Story Of The First Black Celeb Athlete, Bill Richmond

Freed Slave, Boxer, Entrepreneur: The Story Of The First Black Celeb Athlete, Bill Richmond

Born into slavery, Bill Richmond managed to get to England where the free man became the country's biggest and potentially first, African-American athletic celeb.
John Surratt: John Wilkes Booth’s Co-Conspirator Who Escaped Justice

John Surratt: John Wilkes Booth’s Co-Conspirator Who Escaped Justice

Clandestine, slippery, and young — John Surratt was the only Confederate co-conspirator who evaded justice after the assassination of President Lincoln.
The Story Of Paul Snider, The ‘Jewish Pimp’ Who Murdered His Playmate Wife

The Story Of Paul Snider, The ‘Jewish Pimp’ Who Murdered His Playmate Wife

Paul Snider was a low-life from Vancouver when he met his meal ticket, Dorothy Stratten. When she outgrew him, Snider wouldn't stand for it.
Matthäus Hetzenauer: The Deadliest Nazi Sniper Of World War II

Matthäus Hetzenauer: The Deadliest Nazi Sniper Of World War II

At just 20, Matthäus Hetzenauer became the most successful snipers in the Third Reich — and one of the most decorated.
Robert Chambers: The Handsome, Coldblooded Murderer Aptly Named The “Preppy Killer”

Robert Chambers: The Handsome, Coldblooded Murderer Aptly Named The “Preppy Killer”

Robert Chambers murdered 18-year-old Jennifer Levin in cold blood. And his run-ins with the law didn't end there.
The Curse Of Giles Corey: The Man Slowly Crushed To Death For Being A “Witch” In Salem

The Curse Of Giles Corey: The Man Slowly Crushed To Death For Being A “Witch” In Salem

Giles Corey and his wife Martha were already outsiders in the farming village of Salem, Massachusetts when they were accused of witchcraft. They subsequently faced a torturous fate.
Virgil Earp: The Peacekeeping Lawman Of Tombstone, Arizona

Virgil Earp: The Peacekeeping Lawman Of Tombstone, Arizona

Though he was the appointed lawman at the time of the shootout at the O.K. Corral, Virgil Earp remained obscure compared to his younger brother Wyatt.