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Inside The Story Of Raffaele Esposito And The First Margherita Pizza

Inside The Story Of Raffaele Esposito And The First Margherita Pizza

Though various versions of pizza have been present in the Mediterranean since time immemorial, Raffaele Esposito created the modern iteration of margherita pizza in 1889.
Otoya Yamaguchi: The Teenager Who Assassinated Inejirō Asanuma During A Televised Political Debate

Otoya Yamaguchi: The Teenager Who Assassinated Inejirō Asanuma During A Televised Political Debate

During a live debate in Tokyo on October 12, 1960, Otoya Yamaguchi charged at Inejirō Asanuma and stabbed him twice with a samurai sword.
Paul Snider, The Predatory Pimp Who Murdered Dorothy Stratten

Paul Snider, The Predatory Pimp Who Murdered Dorothy Stratten

A small-time hustler from Vancouver, Paul Snider thought he'd struck it rich when he met model Dorothy Stratten — but when she left him, he killed her.
Inside The Disturbed Mind Of Arthur Bremer, The Would-Be Presidential Assassin Who Inspired ‘Taxi Driver’

Inside The Disturbed Mind Of Arthur Bremer, The Would-Be Presidential Assassin Who Inspired ‘Taxi Driver’

On May 15, 1972, Arthur Bremer shot presidential candidate George Wallace five times at a Maryland rally. And once his diaries were published while he was behind bars, it became clear that he also wanted to assassinate Richard Nixon.
Meet Titanoboa, The Prehistoric Snake Of Your Nightmares

Meet Titanoboa, The Prehistoric Snake Of Your Nightmares

A terrifyingly large snake that once lived in modern-day Colombia, Titanoboa measured up to 50 feet long and weighed up to 2,500 pounds.
Blood Eagle: The Viking Torture Method So Grisly Some Historians Don’t Believe It Actually Happened

Blood Eagle: The Viking Torture Method So Grisly Some Historians Don’t Believe It Actually Happened

During the Viking's blood eagle torture, victims would have their lungs pulled out of their back to create a pair of "wings" — while they were still alive.
Inside The Short And Tumultuous Life Of Gia Carangi, “The World’s First Supermodel”

Inside The Short And Tumultuous Life Of Gia Carangi, “The World’s First Supermodel”

After moving to New York in 1977, Gia Carangi became one of the most sought-after models in fashion and a fixture of Studio 54 — but her life quickly unraveled.
Inside The Bone-Chilling Legend Of Black Shuck, The Hellhound Of The English Countryside

Inside The Bone-Chilling Legend Of Black Shuck, The Hellhound Of The English Countryside

Known as Black Shuck, Old Shuck, or sometimes just Shuck, this “devil dog” with glowing eyes has supposedly terrorized England for centuries.
Anatoly Moskvin, The Genius Russian Historian Who Collected Dead Girls Like Dolls

Anatoly Moskvin, The Genius Russian Historian Who Collected Dead Girls Like Dolls

Anatoly Moskvin was considered an expert on local cemeteries in Nizhny Novgorod, Russia — but it turned out he was digging up deceased children and turning them into "living dolls."
Why Did ‘Toxic Lady’ Gloria Ramirez Make Everyone Around Her Sick?

Why Did ‘Toxic Lady’ Gloria Ramirez Make Everyone Around Her Sick?

Just 45 minutes after arriving at a California hospital on February 19, 1994, Gloria Ramirez was pronounced dead — but strange fumes from her body inexplicably made her doctors sick.
The Story Of Claw Shaw, The Only Person Ever Put On Trial For JFK’s Assassination

The Story Of Claw Shaw, The Only Person Ever Put On Trial For JFK’s Assassination

In 1969, Clay Shaw went on trial for allegedly conspiring with the CIA and Lee Harvey Oswald to assassinate JFK — and was found not guilty by a jury in less than an hour.