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How Antonio López de Santa Anna Helped Invent Your Grandparents’ Favorite Chewing Gum

How Antonio López de Santa Anna Helped Invent Your Grandparents’ Favorite Chewing Gum

Years after he killed hundreds at the Alamo, Antonio López de Santa Anna accidentally helped create chewing gum as we know it today.
25 Weird Inventions That Never Took Off

25 Weird Inventions That Never Took Off

From baby cages to glowing tires to bicycle roller skates, these weird inventions of decades past simply never made a splash.
7 Chilling Cold Cases Where The Murderer And Victim Were Both Unknown

7 Chilling Cold Cases Where The Murderer And Victim Were Both Unknown

From a boy in a box to a woman stuffed inside a tree trunk, the murderers and victims in these perplexing cold cases remain unknown.
When James Jameson Bought A Girl Just To Watch Her Be Eaten By Cannibals

When James Jameson Bought A Girl Just To Watch Her Be Eaten By Cannibals

James Jameson used his power and privilege to do the unspeakable — and get away with it.
The Story Of The Daring 1962 Alcatraz Escape And The Inmates Behind It

The Story Of The Daring 1962 Alcatraz Escape And The Inmates Behind It

They worked at night, using Morris' accordion playing to hide the noise of their drilling while they widened the holes behind the grates in their cells.
“Transracial” Woman Claims To Be Filipino, Despite Being Born White

“Transracial” Woman Claims To Be Filipino, Despite Being Born White

Du now drives around in a flamboyant purple Tuk Tuk, a motorized rickshaw popular in many parts of East Asia.
20 Interesting Words With Origins That Most People Don’t Know

20 Interesting Words With Origins That Most People Don’t Know

From "jumbo" to "namby-pamby" to "nimrod," these interesting words have surprisingly fascinating backstories.
29 Pieces Of Erotic Art That Prove People Have Always Loved Sex

29 Pieces Of Erotic Art That Prove People Have Always Loved Sex

From Rome to India to the Americas, erotic art has always existed throughout the ancient world, proving that people have always loved sex.
Parents Of Celebrities Who Had More Interesting Lives Than Their Kids

Parents Of Celebrities Who Had More Interesting Lives Than Their Kids

Interesting people often have parents with fascinating lives. Many of these incredible people just so happen to be parents of celebrities.
Condom History — From Sheep Intestines To Latex

Condom History — From Sheep Intestines To Latex

Condom history dates back to cave times, and while latex remains the standard for today's condoms, in the past, people went to extreme lengths to practice safe sex.
The Story Of Florida’s “Nub City,” Where Residents Cut Off Their Own Appendages For Insurance Money

The Story Of Florida’s “Nub City,” Where Residents Cut Off Their Own Appendages For Insurance Money

It was near impossible to convict scammers of fraud because jurors had a hard time believing that people would willingly engage in self-mutilation.