Two kids — brother and sister — with greenish skin appear in a field in a small village in England. They speak an unintelligible language so they can't say anything about who they..
What Do You Really Know About King Leonidas and His 300 Spartan Warriors?
You've seen him portrayed by Gerard Butler in the epic film "300", but have you ever given much thought to the real character of Leonidas, King of Sparta? A large part of what..
What’s at the Bottom of the Oak Island Money Pit?
Not far from Nova Scotia, there are about 300 small islands peppering the Atlantic coast of Canada. One of those islands, Oak Island, is a pretty small landmass of 140 acres but..
Europe’s Werewolf Trials Were Wilder Than You Realize
The earliest known record of the werewolf myth goes to the ancient prose the Epic of Gilgamesh, but by no means it was the last one. Centuries-worth of European folklore depicts..
Stacy Allison: the First American Woman to Climb Mount Everest
Climbing Mount Everest is a nearly impossible mission. It's so hard it's almost idiomatic for seemingly unattainable achievements. (Finishing this term paper is like climbing the..
Sink Your Teeth Into Ancient Dentistry
We like to think about prehistoric people as less-developed humans with no sense of personal or dental hygiene. Sure, they didn't eat all the sugar and processed foods we eat today,..
What Lies in the Paris Catacombs
Underneath the romantic streets of Paris, lies a burial chamber (an ossuary, as the professionals call it) with the bones of more than 6 million bodies. This maze of limestone..
Three Gladiators You Have to Know About
Gladiators from Ancient Rome have long been inspiring works of art and pieces of modern culture. But what do you know about them really? Well, thanks to this article, you're about..
What Lies Beneath the Chinese Pyramids?
When people hear about pyramids, they immediately think of Egypt. But the truth is that there are similar structures in many other countries such as Peru, Italy, and China. Yes,..
The Tumacacori Mission and the Hidden Treasure
Hundreds of years ago. Arizona was just the thing good treasure stories were made of. The deserts, mountains, and never-ending land were extremely appealing to those looking for..