History Stories
A Library of 8 Lost Literary Works
April 7, 2015

It’s tempting to think that literary greatness affords a form of immortality, but the sad truth is that even great works fall by the wayside. Read More

6 Things You Might Not Know About Butch Cassidy
March 31, 2015

From the origins of his famous name to the mystery surrounding his death, get the story on this legendary American outlaw. Read More

5 Infamous “Not Guilty” Verdicts
March 24, 2015

From the millionaire who shot the high-society architect to the pioneering photographer who slayed a romantic rival, find out about five famous defendants who were ultimately acquitted of murder. Read More

7 Historical Treasures Discovered by Accident
March 17, 2015

From the Terra Cotta Army to the Dead Sea Scrolls, get the stories behind seven chanceencounters that led to the discovery of priceless historical relics. Read More

6 Famous Ghost Towns and Abandoned Cities
March 10, 2015

From the infamous nuclear disaster zone near Chernobyl to Henry Ford’s doomed jungle paradise, learn the stories behind six of the world’s most famous vacant towns and villages. Read More

6 Ancient Naval Battles
March 3, 2015

Long before the invention of cannons and other modern weaponry, ancient navies often clashed in spectacular sea battles involving hundreds of vessels and thousands of sailors. Read More

7 Things You May Not Know About Walt Disney
February 24, 2015

From the business setback that spurred him to develop his most famous cartoon character to the persistent myth surrounding his death, check out seven fascinating facts about this entertainment legend. Read More

8 Works of Literature Written From Prison
February 17, 2015

From Martin Luther King’s immortal jailhouse letter to a classic of philosophy completed on death row, get the facts on eight of the most influential and incendiary works written from behind bars. Read More

6 Unusual Riots
February 10, 2015

From a booze-fueled rampage at the nation’s most prestigious military academy to a melee over a ballooning exhibition, get the facts on six public disturbances that were as ridiculous as they were destructive. Read More

6 Viking Leaders You Should Know
February 6, 2015

From Erik the Red, who founded Greenland’s first Norse settlement, to Cnut the Great, who ruled a vast empire in northern Europe, find out about six fascinating figures of the Viking Age. Read More