Oak Island, off the coast of Nova Scotia, has sparked the curiosity of many for centuries.
Demystifying Anastasia Romanov
Anastasia Romanov's unbelievable story is wilder than any reality show out there.
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 Tumacacori Mission and the Hidden Treasure
One of the most famous legends of a hidden Arizonian treasure is the story of the Tumacácori Mission.
Why Pirates Were So Obsessed With Eyepatches
How did the eyepatch come to be so strongly linked to pirates?
Yeast Found In Ancient Grape and Asian Rice Wine Is Used to Make Today’s Beer
Saccharomyces Cerevisiae is a species of yeast that's often referred to as "brewer's yeast." Humans have harvested this resource since ancient times. It has different strains..
Aliens, Spaceships, and Conspiracy Theories: Area 51 Explained
There are a million things that come to mind when you think about Area 51. Conspiracy theories, alien encounters, and secret, semi-legal government experiments are just the..
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.
What Does a 16th-Century Portuguese Shipwreck Have to Do With African Elephants?
An ancient ivory cargo was found aboard a ship that sank about 500 years ago.
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 Unknown History of Potato Chips
People love potato chips, but we're betting very few people actually know how they came to be.
The Truth About History’s Biggest Misconceptions
What if we were to tell you the most common stories accepted as facts couldn't be further from the truth?
The Mysterious Ninth Legion of Ancient Rome
Known as the Ninth Legion, one of the most fearsome elite units in the Roman Empire mysteriously went completely missing.
The Secret History of Breakfast
Why do we eat pancakes? Why is cereal considered a breakfast food? And what did we drink at breakfast before we had coffee?
Strange Ancient Insect Found Fossilized In A Piece of Indonesian Opal
While opal is always a valuable find, this piece bears a tiny yet remarkable secret cargo.
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.