CULTURE

19th-Century Man Thought He Took The First Photos Of Stars Before The Strange Reality Sank In

During the early days when photography was newly invented, it was anyone’s game. The medium was...

One Woman's Hobby Changed The Entire History Of Crime

An interest in true crime can quickly lead you down a rabbit hole filled with unpleasant, yet...

The Real-Life Origins Behind The Famous Painting 'The Scream'

Everybody is familiar with The Scream even if they’ve never set foot inside an art museum in...

Man Digging In His Backyard Uncovers A Strange Metal Object That's Stumping Archaeologists

It’s easy to take your backyard for granted. The grass and trees you look at everyday become...

Divers Exploring A Shipwreck Uncover A 'Curious' Ring That Leaves Them Shaken

Just off the coast of Sri Lanka, some anglers pulled up more than a few fish when they cast their...

Little-Known Details From New York City's History Is Surprising Even Locals

Popular culture often uses images like hot dog stands, tough Brooklyn mobsters, and the flashing...

Famous Photographer Meets Early Demise Under The Oddest Circumstances

Famous wildlife photographer Peter Beard’s story wasn’t one of rags-to-riches. He was...

Lost Fishing Boat Turns Up With A Strange Note On Board

Historians are endlessly fascinated by the odd, unsolved events of the past. We still debate why...

The Aftermath Of The 1918 Pandemic Was Far Stranger Than People Understood

A small group sat at a circular table in a darkened room, clasping hands and bowing their heads....

Innocent Man Spends 46 Years In Prison Before Getting Revenge On The Man That Framed Him

On a cold winter day in 1979, a friend burst into Richard Phillips’ jail cell with news. The...

Scientists Crack Open A Moon Rock That Waited 1,000 Years In The Desert To Be Discovered

The moon. This round, grey celestial body inspires some kind of emotion in all who gaze upon its...

20 Of The Most Foolish Moments In History

Behind every achievement is a stupid mistake…and another stupid mistake…and even one...

The Red Rocks Amphitheater Is Concealing A Fascinating Secret

Red Rocks Park and Amphitheater is one of the most unique music venues in the United States. This...

Authorities Finally Capture The 'Most Wanted Woman In America'

Maybe you’ve broken a law or two. Stolen a pack of gum, driven over the speed limit, or...

The History Of Ketchup Is Making People Opt For Mustard Instead

Waiting in long lines for those famous “dirty water dogs” can be a drag, but once you...

The Titanic Is Posing A Weird Problem That Experts Can't Solve

When you think of “landmark,” images of the Eiffel Tower and Stonehenge probably pop into your...

Divers Stunned After Uncovering a Strange Item Covered in Mussels

After you finagle your body into a skin-tight wet suit, check your oxygen gauges, and snap tight...

Explorers in Antarctica Stumbled Across One Sight That's Leaving Experts In Awe

Antarctica, the picturesque yet virtually uninhabited land mass at the South Pole of the planet,...

U.S. Submarine That Vanished Along With Its Whole Crew Discovered 80 Years Later

The mystery of the USS Grunion was one that many people thought would remain unsolved. For over 80...

Woman Leaves It All Behind To Live Like She's 200,000 Years In The Past

Have you ever had the urge to escape from society? Is modern technology a frustrating, cumbersome...

Government Experiments Being Exposed For The First Time In Years

Breakthroughs in science never cease to amaze us. Understanding the motivations behind someone’s...

Details About Ancient Egypt That Definitely Weren't In The History Books

In films and history books, the ancient Egyptians are portrayed as athletic Adonises. Royals were...

Dark Details About Life In Colonial America Are Turning People's Stomachs

In many circles, people tend to think of the dawn of the United States of America as “the good...

The Story Behind America's 'Lost State' Has Been Buried For Years

Even the youngest American student knows that the country has exactly 50 states — plus the...

Terrified Sailors Firing On 'Enemy' Ship Didn't Realize Their Huge Mistake

In the early 20th-century, Russia looked bleak: There was a quickly growing peasant class, which...