Category: General

Officials say Fidel Castro survived over 600 assassination attempts

Old Czech hunger stones warn weather is almost as bad as it ever was

The time a Frenchman led a bunch of unruly Texans to victory

How a tea party kicked off the suffragette movement in America

The nastiest war in the modern era took place in a country you wouldn’t expect

The Confederate Constitution was basically plagiarized

Check out these freshly-minted UNESCO heritage sites around the world

How Franz Ferdinand’s assassination started WWI

The origins of FBI criminal profiling

The long history of DC Comics and Marvel’s rivalry

The rise and fall of Lisa Frank

Rare last photos of extinct animals

Christian stories may have come from Mesopotamian myths

How did people wake up before alarm clocks?

7 little-known facts about Doctor Who

The origins of common (and not-so-common) superstitions

Before wing suits, there was Elmer the Flying Monk

Beards through the years

Mummified priests found in 2,300-year-old cemetery in Egypt’s West Nile River

The tragic life of Anne Boleyn

The La Brea Tar Pits — Animal death trap, archaeologists’ dream

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The 1845 Franklin Expedition: Questions, forensics, and cannibalism

Three wars fought over frivolous causes

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