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How the Pinkerton Detectives Took Down Chicago Grave Robbers in 1857

The infamous agency got its start protecting corpses from professional body snatchers.

6 Famous Explorers Who Vanished from the Face of the Earth

They set off into uncharted territory and were never seen again.

10 Most Famous Historical Solar Eclipses

Total solar eclipses are a rare and auspicious event.

9 Medieval Torture Devices and Methods That Date Back to the Ancient World

From the heretic's fork to being eaten alive by insects, these grisly old torture methods prove that humans have always been brutal.