Felix Hoffmann Invented A Painkiller, Aspirin, But Then Also Synthesized A Plain Killer, Heroin
Determined to alleviate his father's arthritis, Felix Hoffmann made a pain reliever that was safe for everyday use. But then he synthesized something far more potent.
Demystifying The Wonder Behind Tropical Cloud Forests
A constant and heavy mist hides lush treasures in these rare and magnificent forests in the clouds.
The “Dover Demon” Petrified Four Teens In A Small Town In 1977 – And Remains Unexplained To This Day
Over the course of two days in April 1977, four teenagers in the idyllic town of Dover, Mass. witnessed a horrifying, alien creature. But before they could find an explanation, the Dover Demon disappeared.
Comedian Harry Einstein Collapsed And Died On Stage — And The Audience Thought It Was A Joke
Einstein had just finished honoring his friends Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz in front of a live audience when he collapsed of a massive heart attack onstage.
Stevie Ray Vaughan’s Death: The Tragic Helicopter Accident That Ended A Star’s Meteoric Rise
Stevie Ray Vaughan is often credited with reviving blues guitar in his heyday, but his spectacular musical career was cut short by a tragic helicopter accident when he was just 35.
Ivan Sidorenko: Russia’s Most Lethal WWII Sniper Who Made 500 Kills Single Handedly
Ivan Sidorenko, originally an artist, taught himself how to be a sniper for the Red Army. Turns out his true talent lay in the art of killing.
‘Nazi Grandma’ Ursula Haverbeck: The 90-Year-Old Holocaust Denier Who Tried To Skip Prison
Ursula Haverbeck denied the Holocaust ever existed. Then she defied German authorities by refusing to show up for her prison sentence.
Raffaele Esposito And The Origin Story Of The Margherita Pizza
Though pizza-like flatbreads had been consumed by the ancient Greeks for centuries, the classic Margherita is credited to be the brain-child of this Naples pizza-maker and a fateful encounter with the Queen of Savoy.
Alyssa Bustamante: The 15-Year-Old Who Slaughtered Her Nine-Year-Old Neighbor For The Thrill
Though rebellious, Alyssa Bustamante seemed mostly to be a normal teenager. But her online persona showed a much darker girl, who, unfortunately, turned out to be Alyssa's true self.
Gia Carangi: The Tragic Self-Destruction Of America’s First Supermodel
She took the modeling world by storm with her edgy looks and tough-as-nails attitude. But Gia Carangi was deeply troubled, and her brash behavior would become her horrible demise.
Frank Serpico: The NYPD Whistleblower Who Uncovered Corruption — And Was Shot In The Face For It
In 1970s Brooklyn, idealistic cop Frank Serpico blew the whistle on bribery and crime within the force. This almost cost him his life, as fellow officers turned on him.