20 Dangerous Toys Parents Still Can't Believe Actually Went On Sale

By Emma Patterson

If you were a 1960s baby, you probably can’t imagine growing up without Chatty Cathy, AKA your best friend in the world. If you grew...

Popular 'Magical' Vacation Spot Of The '60s Suddenly Disappears

By Ryan Unger

Villa Epecuen felt like it would thrive forever. The popular resort town in Argentina’s capital of Buenos Aires attracted people...

Woman's Infamous Lawsuit Against Wendy's Backfires In Spectacular Fashion

By Dan Fitzpatrick

When you visit a fast food restaurant, chances are you don’t want to think too much about what’s in the meal. Because...

Scientists Who All Fall Sick Studying Penguins Discover Their Toxic 'Trait'

By Alicia Silvestri

It’s hard not to love penguins. Small, round, flightless creatures that waddle when they walk? Sign us up. Among the charming balls...

Eccentric Millionaire's Massive Treasure Hunt Has Sent Dozens Of People To Their Graves

By Cody Mauro

Admit it: You secretly dream of finding buried treasure. The idea of finding that proverbial X denoting that thousands, if...

The Ghastly Story Behind Mary Toft, The Woman Who 'Gave Birth To Rabbits'

By Emma Patterson

Truth be told, history is chock-full of freaks. In fact, the modern-day world we enjoy was built by people with weird ideas and...

19th-Century Man Thought He Took First Photos Of Stars, Scientists Uncovered His 'Trick'

By Olivia O'Hara

During the early days when photography was newly invented, it was anyone’s game. The medium was a fresh frontier, ripe for...

The Aftermath Of The 1918 Pandemic Was Far Stranger Than People Understood

By Emma Patterson

The world had just started to rebuild itself after the horrors of World War I, when the infamous 1918 influenza pandemic struck....

20 Of The Most Foolish Moments In History That Can't Be Undone

By Emma Patterson

Behind every achievement is a stupid mistake…and another stupid mistake…and even one before that. The history books you...

The Titanic Is Posing A Weird Problem That Experts Can't Solve

By Emma Patterson

When you think of “landmark,” images of the Eiffel Tower and Stonehenge probably pop into your mind. We visit these places because...

Dark Details About Life In Colonial America Are Turning People's Stomachs

By Olivia O'Hara

In many circles, people tend to think of the dawn of the United States of America as “the good old days.” Our forefathers, the...

The Story Behind America's 'Lost State' Of Franklin Has Been Buried For Years

By Dan Fitzpatrick

Even the youngest American student knows that the country has exactly 50 states — plus the territories of American Samoa, Guam, the...

20 Historical Figures With Extremely Strange Traits That People Weren't Aware Of

By Emma Patterson

If there’s something every community has without fail, it’s a town eccentric. We all know one: The man who walks down the street...

Rare Photos Reveal A Different Side Of Mardi Gras

By Matt Castoral

Parades, beignets, and a whole lot of beads — this is Mardi Gras. The French-Catholic holiday has served as the pinnacle of...

Clues Unearthed In Ancient Castle Provide Evidence Of Secret Societies

By Lucy Greider

There’s something inherently compelling about secret societies. Are the Illuminati really out there? What goes on at...

Son Of History's Most Infamous Spies Opens Up About His Parents

By Emma Patterson

You may not have been there when they electrocuted the Rosenbergs, but chances are you’ve heard tell of that unbearably hot summer...

Woman Spends Decades Searching For Her Identity Only To Learn The Dark Truth

By Jordan Donohue

When someone stole Axton Betz-Hamilton’s identity, she did not take it lightly. Instead of accepting her circumstances, she...

Ridiculous Sports That Used To Be Part Of The Olympics

By Emma Patterson

The world is a very weird place, so it shouldn’t come as a surprise that having the entire world play polo together for two weeks is...

Common Myths That Most People Still Believe

By Matt Castoral

In an age where all the world’s information is at our fingertips, you’d think that uncertainty would be a thing of the...

The Mexican Tourist Attraction That Has Visitors Questioning Its Morbid Origins

By Liz Collins

They stand up on a platform, draped in eye-catching clothing, striking an impressive pose — but rarely do we really look at the...

Students Stumble Upon The Fortune Of A Lifetime In The Most Unlikely Place

By Dan Fitzpatrick

We like to imagine that thrift stores are overflowing with great finds — vintage clothes, valuable antiques, cool records — but...

Wild Facts About The Potoo That Prove They’re One Of The Strangest Creatures On The Planet

By Maggie Watson

There are an estimated 8.7 million species on the planet: that’s a lot of very different animals. From chipmunks to elephants,...

24 Futuristic Gadgets That Are Already Changing People’s Everyday Lives

By Valerie Mulder

Are you somebody who always wants to stay up to date with the latest technologies? Or maybe you’re searching for a gift for...

People Are Now Sending Dolls To Australia For A Peculiar Service

By Dan Fitzpatrick

Everybody had a favorite childhood possession — a love-worn teddy bear or a special blanket. Even well into adulthood, these items...

20 Other-Worldly Sights That Must Go On Everyone’s Bucket List

By Dan Fitzpatrick

There are so many beautiful places scattered across the Earth, so how do you choose which to visit? Crowd favorites like the Eiffel...