Prince Charles hails from a powerful bloodline of famed dignitaries and rulers. One of them is non-other than Count Dracula.
Our Ashes Might Say More About Us Than We think
A new method done by archaeologists might reveal a cremated skeleton's gender. Archaeologists love discovering an ancient body whether it's preserved in peat, a frozen corpse,..
What Lies in the Paris Catacombs
Underneath the romantic streets of Paris, lies a burial chamber with an enchanting story.
The Origin of the Word “Okay” and How it Started as a Joke
The roots of the word "OK" date all the way back to the 1830s, and it started as a joke!
The Language We Speak Affects Our Perception Of Life
A series of tests made by scholars concluded that knowledge in words might alter a human's visual perception.
The Tragic History Most People Don’t Know About McDonalds
If you were to ask the average McDonald's customer who founded the fast-food empire, they'd guess it was somebody named "McDonald."
“The Great Moon Hoax” Published in the “New York Sun”
In August 1835, the first articles announced the apparent discovery of life on the moon appeared in the "New York Sun" newspaper. We now call these articles "The Great Moon..
The Tower of Babel: Fact or Fiction?
Some recent archaeological findings might suggest that the Tower of Babel did, in fact, exist!
The Woman Who Became Governor 11 Years Before Women’s Suffrage
Carrie B. Shelton became the first woman to assume a state's top office. And she couldn't even vote.
Demystifying Anastasia Romanov
Anastasia Romanov's unbelievable story is wilder than any reality show out there.
The Gangster Who Left Behind a $150 Million Treasure
Dutch Schultz went to great lengths to keep his money hidden and this secret stash is one of the greatest treasures that have yet to be discovered.
Maltese Archaeology and Why You Never Knew About It
When people think of ancient human remains, they imagine Egypt or Africa. But Malta has a lot to offer as well.
Why Do We Love True Crime Shows?
Everywhere we turn these days, it seems like there's a new, wildly successful—book, podcast, or show devoted to a crime.
Stolen ‘Life’ Magazine Returned After Half a Century
The Cuyahoga County Public Library, through its Parma branch, received a highly unusual package delivered by the US Postal Service. Inside it was a personal note, along with a..
The Mysterious Tale of Niihau: Hawaii’s ‘Forbidden Island’
When you think of Hawaii, images of crystal blue water, soft beaches, and endlessly sunny days probably flit through your mind. However, Hawaii is a site of rich cultural..
The Story Behind The Mysterious “Wow!” Signal
On 15 August 1977, astronomer Jerry Ehman picked up a slight irregularity while conducting a narrowband radio survey on Ohio State University’s Big Ear telescope.