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Petrus Gonsalvus And The Real Beauty And The Beast Story

Petrus Gonsalvus And The Real Beauty And The Beast Story

How Petrus Gonsalvus made it into the French royal court and married Lady Catherine to live out the real Beauty and the Beast story.
Scientists Just Discovered An Extinct Pygmy Woolly Mammoth On An Siberian Island

Scientists Just Discovered An Extinct Pygmy Woolly Mammoth On An Siberian Island

Scientists believe this is an entirely new species of mammoth that until now hasn't been proven to exist.
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."
La Pascualita Is So Lifelike That People Have Been Debating ‘Mannequin Or Mummy’ For 90 Years

La Pascualita Is So Lifelike That People Have Been Debating ‘Mannequin Or Mummy’ For 90 Years

Local legend holds that La Pascualita is the preserved corpse of the original shop owner's daughter, who died tragically on her wedding day.
A Stolen Painting Worth $160 Million Was Found In A Small Town Couple’s Home

A Stolen Painting Worth $160 Million Was Found In A Small Town Couple’s Home

“It probably had not been in the store an hour before the first person came in and walked up to it and looked at it and said, ‘I think this is a real de Kooning.’"
Man Hidden In Restaurant Freezer Disrupts NYC Brunch With Knife Attack

Man Hidden In Restaurant Freezer Disrupts NYC Brunch With Knife Attack

No one knows how he got into the freezer unnoticed, how long he'd been in there, or why he was even in there in the first place.
Inside Rat Island, The Only Privately-Owned Island In New York City

Inside Rat Island, The Only Privately-Owned Island In New York City

Rat Island may not have rats, but it does have a one-of-a-kind story.
Melting On Sweden’s Tallest Peak Has Turned It Into The Second-Tallest Thanks To Europe’s Extreme Summer

Melting On Sweden’s Tallest Peak Has Turned It Into The Second-Tallest Thanks To Europe’s Extreme Summer

Climate change and rising temperatures in the country have resulted in Sweden experiencing extreme weather conditions that they've never seen before.
The Story Of Tarrare, The Insatiable Glutton Who Ate Everything From Human Flesh To Live Eels

The Story Of Tarrare, The Insatiable Glutton Who Ate Everything From Human Flesh To Live Eels

Tarrare, an 18th-century French showman, could eat enough to feed 15 people and swallow cats whole — but his stomach was never satisfied.
This Tablet From 1,500 B.C. May Contain The World’s First “Yo Mama” Joke

This Tablet From 1,500 B.C. May Contain The World’s First “Yo Mama” Joke

The ancient Babylonian tablet was likely written by a student, proving that even 35 centuries ago kids were making the same crude jokes as they do now.
Archeologists Just Discovered The Remnants Of Germany’s Oldest Public Library

Archeologists Just Discovered The Remnants Of Germany’s Oldest Public Library

The building could have housed up to 20,000 scrolls and might even be the oldest library discovered in the north-west ancient Roman provinces.