Why Cavemen’s Teeth Were Healthier Than Ours
Turns out cavemen cared about dental hygiene — and may have something to teach us about the ways we care for our teeth.
Killer Elephants: When Pachyderms Carried Out Capital Punishment
Humanity has conjured a constellation of ways to conduct executions, and this may be one of the wildest methods of them all.
The Ancient Moon-Eyed People Of North Carolina: Fact Or Fiction?
Is the legend of the Moon-Eyed people proof that Welsh explorers landed in America more than 300 years before Columbus?
Sherlock Holmes, A Hoax, And The Missing Link
Discovering the connection between man and ape is of colossal scientific value — which is why some have tried to fake it.
Wife Selling: The 19th Century Alternative To Divorce
Marriages are first and foremost an economic arrangement, and the 19th century practice of wife selling only bolsters that argument.
This Bee-Decapitating Hornet Is The Stuff Of Nightmares
A literally heartless hornet that can sting you repeatedly and land you in the hospital? It's not a nightmare — it's real.
Sawney Bean Remains Scotland’s Most Famous Cannibal
One of the most terrifying figures in English folklore may be a product of anti-Scot propaganda.
The True Story Of Balto, A Husky Who Helped Save An Entire Alaskan Town From Death
How a "scrub dog" rose to the occasion and saved an entire town.
18 Months Without A Head: The True Story Of A Headless Chicken Named Mike
Learn why a small Colorado town has an annual festival to celebrate a single chicken.
Spontaneous Human Combustion: Fact Or Fiction?
Hundreds of cases of spontaneous human combustion have been reported around the world for centuries. But is it actually possible?
The Story Of Ching Shih, Prostitute Turned Lord Of The Pirates
How one 18th century concubine became the "Terror of South China."