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Why Isn’t Belgium’s King Leopold II As Reviled As Hitler Or Stalin?

Why Isn’t Belgium’s King Leopold II As Reviled As Hitler Or Stalin?

The most brutal genocide you've never heard of.
The Surprising Stories Behind Five Of Your Favorite Beatles Songs

The Surprising Stories Behind Five Of Your Favorite Beatles Songs

For starters: No, "Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds" isn't about LSD.
Sylvia Plath: 8 Lesser-Known Facts About The Literary Darling

Sylvia Plath: 8 Lesser-Known Facts About The Literary Darling

Eight little-known facts about the brilliant and troubled author of "The Bell Jar."
Therapy Animals: Heartwarming Photos And Surprising Facts

Therapy Animals: Heartwarming Photos And Surprising Facts

It wasn't until 1961 — and by accident — that American psychologists saw the health benefits offered by animals.
9/11 Conspiracy Theories People Actually Think Are True

9/11 Conspiracy Theories People Actually Think Are True

Many still believe 9/11 was an inside job -- and not even the kind you're thinking of.
17 Bizarre Scenes From Turkey’s Camel Wrestling Festivals

17 Bizarre Scenes From Turkey’s Camel Wrestling Festivals

This ancient tradition is just as bizarre as you think it is.
Lake Natron, The Bird-Calcifying Lake That’s Actually Teeming With Life

Lake Natron, The Bird-Calcifying Lake That’s Actually Teeming With Life

These strange waters actually support an abundance of colorful wildlife.
The Totally Gross Origins Of Pink Lemonade

The Totally Gross Origins Of Pink Lemonade

Hint: It starts in the circus.
Is Devil’s Breath The World’s Scariest Drug?

Is Devil’s Breath The World’s Scariest Drug?

Some have deemed devil's breath the world's scariest drug — and rightly so.
What You Don’t Know About <em>Frankenstein</em> Author Mary Shelley

What You Don’t Know About Frankenstein Author Mary Shelley

Tragedy would inform much of Shelley's work.
World’s Oldest Person Says He Wants To Die

World’s Oldest Person Says He Wants To Die

The “world’s oldest person” says he now simply wants to die.