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7 Infamous Hoaxes That Fooled the World

What’s better than a true story? A story that’s too good to be true.

By Orrin Grey

The Curious Histories Behind 4 Dead or Dying Languages

What secrets lie hidden within these strange symbols?

By Sara Barry

The Soviet Conspiracy That Nearly Triggered WWIII

Did a Soviet captain sacrifice his ship and crew to divert an apocalyptic scenario?

By Orvelin Valle, We Are The Mighty

The Strangest Battle of WWII: The Fight for Castle Itter

On May 5, 1945, Allied and German troops fought side-by-side against the SS.

By Robert Walsh

The Mystery of the Vanishing Amber Room

The Eighth Wonder of the World disappeared without a trace.

By Orrin Grey

The 15-Year-Old Marine

Author Mack Maloney interviews his father-in-law, Dick Kennedy, who enlisted in the Marines as a teenager in 1943.

By Mack Maloney

13 Epic Battles That Changed the World

These momentous clashes toppled empires, ended conflicts, and changed history.

By Orrin Grey

France’s Prolific Executioner: The Life and Death of Charles-Henri Sanson

He was one of France's most prolific executioners, having killed nearly 3,000 souls.

By Robert Walsh

The Vanishing Crew of the Carroll A. Deering

The crew and their belongings had disappeared for good.

By Elisabeth Tilstra

6 Incredible Death Rituals From Around the World

From Madagascar's turning of the bones to the sky burials of the Tibetan plateau, unearth these unique and captivating funeral rites.

By Steven Casale

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