You may want to know the ghoulish beginnings of these well-known death idioms before you shuffle off this mortal coil, kick the bucket, or get laid out in lavender.
Uncover the origins of the term ‘morgue’ in 18th-century Paris—and the morgue’s transformation from a place of spectacle to medical institute.
From secret love children to political assassinations to accusations of vampirism, the British royal family has been the subject of many bizarre conspiracy theories over the course of its history.
There are few tales of the ‘Titanic’ left unexplored. Joseph Laroche’s story is one of them.
Marie Antoinette had four children before her beheading in 1793. Here's what happened to them.
Although a number of professional wrestlers have transcended the squared circle to become worldwide stars, few have captivated the public quite like André the Giant.
The movies make it look easy. But if the future of our world depended on it, could you successfully work to disarm a nuclear bomb?
Everything from a cursed mummy to a steering mistake have been floated as the real causes of the ‘Titanic’ disaster—and some conspiracy theories claim the ship never sank at all.
To create the newest season of ‘True Detective,’ showrunner Issa López went all the way back to 1872. And 1959.
From beer floods to meat showers, history is full of peculiar—and putrid—disasters.
From a book no one can decipher and puzzling disappearances to unsolved crimes and beyond, many of these historical mysteries still have us scratching our heads.
A compelling theory about 'The Blair Witch Project' offers an opportunity to watch the movie in a whole new—but equally terrifying—way.
Wind Phones originated in Japan in the 2010, and have since spread around the world.
On February 4, 1974, publishing heiress Patty Hearst was taken from her Berkeley, California, apartment—but Hearst is far from the only abduction case to have captured public attention.
Mother Nature can be scary, as these films full of homicidal bunnies, pissed-off piranhas, and one mutated bear prove.
In 1900, the global average life expectancy was around 32 years old. Today, it's 71. How did this happen?
From Celine Dion’s “erotic motorcycle” to the crafty female platypus who faked a pregnancy in order to bust out of the Bronx Zoo, 2023 was full of some pretty great stories.
The powerful royal family was not immune to the many illnesses of the 16th century.
Willy Wonka is undoubtedly an eccentric man. But could he and his band of Oompa-Loompas be hiding a homicidal secret?
Shortly before 11 p.m. on Monday, December 8, 1980, John Lennon was gunned down in front of his New York City apartment building by an obsessed fan. This is the story of the days leading up to that tragedy.
While the club initially formed as a social group for writers of detective fiction, it did have an official purpose: to uphold a rigid set of standards for crime fiction, and weed out any potential members who wouldn’t agree to meet them.