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Nathaniel Bar-Jonah: The 300-Pound Child Murderer And Suspected Cannibal

Nathaniel Bar-Jonah: The 300-Pound Child Murderer And Suspected Cannibal

Nathaniel Bar-Jonah was accused of murdering a child. Soon, his neighbors remembered the strange meat he'd given them years before.
Aretha Franklin Offered To Post Angela Davis’ Bail In 1970 Because She Wanted “Freedom For Black People”

Aretha Franklin Offered To Post Angela Davis’ Bail In 1970 Because She Wanted “Freedom For Black People”

"I have the money; I got it from Black people — they've made me financially able to have it — and I want to use it in ways that will help our people."
A Couple Biking The World On A “Humans Are Kind” Adventure Killed By ISIS Militants

A Couple Biking The World On A “Humans Are Kind” Adventure Killed By ISIS Militants

"By and large, humans are kind. Self-interested sometimes, myopic sometimes, but kind. Generous and wonderful and kind," the couple wrote in their joint blog before the attack.
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.
Victoria Woodhull: The First American Woman To Run For President — 150 Years Ago

Victoria Woodhull: The First American Woman To Run For President — 150 Years Ago

After starting out as a Wall Street broker and suffragist, Victoria Woodhull made history in 1872 when she made a presidential run unlike anything the country had ever seen.
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."
Man Who Tied Up And Sexually Assaulted 14-Year-Old Girl Will Receive No Prison Time, Judge Rules

Man Who Tied Up And Sexually Assaulted 14-Year-Old Girl Will Receive No Prison Time, Judge Rules

Logan Osborn was originally sentenced to 10 years in prison with eight years suspended, but now will face no active prison time.
How Frances Perkins, The First Woman Cabinet Member In U.S. History, Invented Modern Working Conditions

How Frances Perkins, The First Woman Cabinet Member In U.S. History, Invented Modern Working Conditions

Although Frances Perkins was the first woman cabinet member in U.S. history and the principal architect of the New Deal, her story remains widely overlooked to this day.
From Rocketry Pioneer To Deviant Occultist, Jack Parsons Was The Ultimate Mad Scientist

From Rocketry Pioneer To Deviant Occultist, Jack Parsons Was The Ultimate Mad Scientist

Jack Parsons helped invent rocket science itself, but his sordid extracurricular activities caused him to be all but written out of history.
The True Story Of Grace Marks And The Brutal Murder Behind ‘Alias Grace’

The True Story Of Grace Marks And The Brutal Murder Behind ‘Alias Grace’

Did 16-year-old Grace Marks of Alias Grace fame actually help murder her employer and his lover — or was she unfairly locked away?
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."