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The Sad Story Of Schlitzie, The Sideshow “Pinhead” Made Famous By The Movie ‘Freaks’

The Sad Story Of Schlitzie, The Sideshow “Pinhead” Made Famous By The Movie ‘Freaks’

Even as an adult, Schlitzie had the mental aptitude of a three- or four-year-old and could only speak in short sentences and phrases. And they turned him into a sideshow "freak."
Nikko Jenkins Committed A Grisly Murder Spree — To Please An Ancient Egyptian Serpent God

Nikko Jenkins Committed A Grisly Murder Spree — To Please An Ancient Egyptian Serpent God

"The demonic forces just attacked me," Nikko Jenkins said. "I can't sleep, 36 hours at a time. Until I did the first one."
Henri Charrière Claimed He Was Wrongly Imprisoned On The Inescapable Devil’s Island — Then He Escaped

Henri Charrière Claimed He Was Wrongly Imprisoned On The Inescapable Devil’s Island — Then He Escaped

How Henri Charrière escaped from one of history's most infamous prisons and then won his freedom from the government that he claimed had wrongly imprisoned him in the first place.
Is Richard Glossip The Most Wrongly Convicted Person Currently Sitting On Death Row?

Is Richard Glossip The Most Wrongly Convicted Person Currently Sitting On Death Row?

Richard Glossip is on death row for murder — based on the murderer's word alone.
King Zog Named Himself The King Of Albania, Then Survived Over 50 Assassination Attempts

King Zog Named Himself The King Of Albania, Then Survived Over 50 Assassination Attempts

He was the only Muslim king of modern Europe, and he survived over fifty assassination attempts as the last monarch of Albania.
Tom Otterness Designed New York’s Favorite Subway Sculptures – But He Also Killed A Dog For “Art”

Tom Otterness Designed New York’s Favorite Subway Sculptures – But He Also Killed A Dog For “Art”

Tom Otterness sculpted some of New York's most famous subway art, but little do commuters know he has a sordid history.
“Pure Evil”: The Disturbing Crimes Of Serial Killer Sean Vincent Gillis

“Pure Evil”: The Disturbing Crimes Of Serial Killer Sean Vincent Gillis

Discover the disturbing details that leave no doubt as to why authorities called Sean Vincent Gillis "a true serial killer."
ABSCAM, Mel Weinberg, And The Real Story Behind ‘American Hustle’

ABSCAM, Mel Weinberg, And The Real Story Behind ‘American Hustle’

How the daring 1970s FBI sting known as ABSCAM employed con man Mel Weinberg to take down corrupt politicians.
Giuseppe Zangara Tried To Shoot FDR — But Missed And Killed Another Powerful Politician Instead

Giuseppe Zangara Tried To Shoot FDR — But Missed And Killed Another Powerful Politician Instead

Giuseppe Zangara was an unemployed bricklayer unwilling to wait for President-Elect FDR to take office to blame him for his problems.
How John Gotti Jr. Lived The Mob Life — And Then Walked Away

How John Gotti Jr. Lived The Mob Life — And Then Walked Away

Mobster John Gotti Jr. was born into underworld royalty and followed in his infamous father's footsteps for years, before finally walking away.
How H.A. Rey And Curious George Escaped The Nazis And Created A Classic

How H.A. Rey And Curious George Escaped The Nazis And Created A Classic

If author H.A. Rey hadn't avoided the Nazis in dramatic fashion, the world wouldn't even know about Curious George today.