A Giant Ball Of Rats: Are Rat Kings Real Or Mere Myth?
The idea of a massive rat made up of many rats is terrifying. But it may be only that: an idea.
Feral Cats Have Taken Over Australia, And The Government Is Now Fighting Back
Australia may very well be the land of cat people — but not exactly by choice.
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.