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A Look Back At The Disturbing Practice Of Gibbeting

A Look Back At The Disturbing Practice Of Gibbeting

Gibbeted bodies would stink so badly that nearby residents would have to shut their windows to keep the wind from carrying the bodies’ stench into their homes.
How Elisha Kane’s Failed Rescue Mission Revolutionized Arctic Exploration

How Elisha Kane’s Failed Rescue Mission Revolutionized Arctic Exploration

The data that Elisha Kane recorded in his journal proved to be an invaluable resource for understanding the Arctic conditions.
A Nazi Submarine Once Sank Because Its Toilet Malfunctioned

A Nazi Submarine Once Sank Because Its Toilet Malfunctioned

Rather than keeping their waste on the submarine in septic tanks, German engineers devised a method for the U-1206 to discharge waste directly into the water.
Britain Had A Wild Plan To Make Icebergs Into Aircraft Carriers During World War II

Britain Had A Wild Plan To Make Icebergs Into Aircraft Carriers During World War II

Project Habakkuk was an ill-fated projected designed to harness natural resources into weapons of war. It did not go well.
How One Artist Turned Cans Of Poop Into $300,000 Pieces Of Art

How One Artist Turned Cans Of Poop Into $300,000 Pieces Of Art

Let's just say, Piero Manzoni's concept art truly stinks.
Thirteen People Who Fell Victim To The Hope Diamond Curse

Thirteen People Who Fell Victim To The Hope Diamond Curse

If the Hope Diamond curse is to be believed, it has been responsible for revolts, decapitations, and bankruptcy.
15 People Who Did Fascinating Things Besides What Made Them Famous

15 People Who Did Fascinating Things Besides What Made Them Famous

From Charles Lindbergh's advances in cardiac medicine to Paul Newman's celebrated work as a race car driver, these people made waves in ways you'd never imagine.
This Man Literally Sued God And Actually Got His Day In Court

This Man Literally Sued God And Actually Got His Day In Court

Ernie Chambers was sick and tired of God's role in causing "widespread death, destruction and terrorization of millions upon millions of the Earth's inhabitants." So he sought a legal injunction.
Inside The Government’s Secret Plan To Nuke Alaska

Inside The Government’s Secret Plan To Nuke Alaska

How Project Chariot came close to detonating thermonuclear weapons in Alaska, and still managed to poison the area's natives with radioactive waste for decades afterward.
Coco Chanel’s Secret Life As A Nazi Agent

Coco Chanel’s Secret Life As A Nazi Agent

From Nazi love affairs to partnerships with the Abwehr, Coco Chanel kept more than little black dresses in her closet.
The Origin Of The Term ‘Devil’s Advocate’ Is More Literal Than You Think

The Origin Of The Term ‘Devil’s Advocate’ Is More Literal Than You Think

The position of advocatus diaboli, or devil's advocate, existed at the Vatican for centuries.