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The Legend Of The Real Sword In The Stone And The Person It Actually Belonged To

The Legend Of The Real Sword In The Stone And The Person It Actually Belonged To

Along with the sword, you'll also find the mummified hands of a thief who once tried to steal the blade.
Gilles De Rais, The Child Serial Killer Who Fought Alongside Joan Of Arc

Gilles De Rais, The Child Serial Killer Who Fought Alongside Joan Of Arc

In France, Gilles de Rais is remembered both for his service as a war hero with the French army and for murdering more than 100 children.
The Story Of King Adolf Frederick And How He Ate Himself To Death

The Story Of King Adolf Frederick And How He Ate Himself To Death

King Adolf Frederick sat down for a rather large meal on Shrove Tuesday in 1771. It would be his last.
King Edward VIII Did What Prince Harry Is About To Do – And Had To Abdicate The Throne Because Of It

King Edward VIII Did What Prince Harry Is About To Do – And Had To Abdicate The Throne Because Of It

Like Prince Harry, Edward VIII wanted to marry a divorced American. Unfortunately for Edward, British society was far less accepting back then.
Meet Krampus – The Terrifying Anti-Santa Who Eats Bad Children

Meet Krampus – The Terrifying Anti-Santa Who Eats Bad Children

Krampus is said to follow St. Nicholas around, carrying a stick to punish naughty children for their behavior.
54 Battle Of The Bulge Photos That Capture The Nazis’ Brutal Last Ditch Counteroffensive

54 Battle Of The Bulge Photos That Capture The Nazis’ Brutal Last Ditch Counteroffensive

During the Battle of the Bulge, the Nazis had intended on surrounding the Allies, crushing them, and chasing them out of Europe. However, the Allied Army had other plans.
The Story Of The Zoologist Who Ate Everything – Including A King’s Heart

The Story Of The Zoologist Who Ate Everything – Including A King’s Heart

William Buckland ate as many species of animals as he could. But the weirdest thing he ate was a king's heart.
The Story Of Shieldmaidens – The Viking Warrior Women

The Story Of Shieldmaidens – The Viking Warrior Women

There's been great debate about the role of shieldmaidens in Viking culture – namely, whether they existed in the first place.
15 Bizarre Santa Claus Legends Around The World – Including The Ghoulish Krampus

15 Bizarre Santa Claus Legends Around The World – Including The Ghoulish Krampus

From Santa Claus to Krampus, and everything in between, there are dozens of different Santa legends found around the world.
The Great Smog Of London That Killed 12,000 People And Took 64 Years To Solve

The Great Smog Of London That Killed 12,000 People And Took 64 Years To Solve

Scientists are now hoping that their research on the Great Smog of London will lead to other environmental breakthroughs and help solve problems in countries with high air pollution rates.
This Woman Doesn’t Feel Pain – And Neither Does Her Family

This Woman Doesn’t Feel Pain – And Neither Does Her Family

For years, the Marsili family didn't feel pain. Now, their condition may be able to help chronic pain sufferers.