HISTORY-CULTURE

Meet The Mysterious Woman Who Magically Escaped 3 Of History's Biggest Disasters

There are few things as riveting as a survival story. That’s why, after some kind of disaster, news reporters never fail to interview one or two people who inevitably stare into the camera and say, “I was there, and I survived.”

The Hidden Secrets Built Into Medieval Castles That Most People Never Knew Existed

When you look at a medieval castle, several different images probably pop into your head. It could be of a princess longingly gazing out of a window or perhaps a knight jousting atop his noble white steed.

20 Supernatural Events That Experts Still Struggle To Explain

Almost every event that has occurred over the course of history has some explanation behind it. Whether it’s the origin of a war, some kind of a social movement, or even the death of a loved one, there are traceable reasons for these events that we use to understand them, reflect, and find closure.

U.S. Soldier Defects To North Korea Only To Have A Forced Marriage Save His Life

On a cold night in January 1965, United States soldier Charles Jenkins finally had seen enough of the military. In a moment of desperation, he decided to flee his post at the Demilitarized Zone between North and South Korea.

Scientists Just Discovered 500-Year-Old Sunken Warship That May Be Cursed

There’s no doubting that archaeologists and explorers serve a tremendously meaningful purpose to humanity. Without their desire to uncover history’s greatest mysteries, there’s a chance many important historical events would be forgotten forever.

Family Finds Strange Old Package Stuffed In Their Chimney Only To Be Stunned When They Open It

Some people just love chimneys, and it’s easy to see why. Beautiful, ornate, and charming, the typically brick structures heat homes with dazzling flames while producing a smoky, woodsy smell.

This 7,000-Year-Old Mass Grave Reveals A Dark Secret About Humanity's Past

It’s easy to romanticize the past in just about any period of human history. And as scary and complicated as the world often seems today, many people like to think about how much better their lives would be if they had been born earlier.

Routine City Survey Reveals An Underground Secret That Had Been Lost For Centuries

From the bright lights of New York City to the ancient monuments of Jerusalem, every city has a special history that only becomes more interesting the deeper you dig—sometimes literally!

10 Most Disturbing Real-Life Vampire Cases Ever Reported

The story of Vlad the Impaler, the inspiration for the classic vampire tale, Dracula, is one that most people are familiar with. But while it might be based on a real-life historical figure, chances are that Vlad himself was not an immortal being who survived solely on the blood of the living.

Drained Paris Canal Reveals A Startling Secret From Napoleon's Past

The Canal Saint-Martin in Paris is one of the city’s oldest and most beautiful waterways. Despite its storied history and undeniable beauty, the centuries-old, 4.5-kilometer canal is also one of the dirtiest, and it has to be periodically cleaned out.

Man Hunting A Tiger Stumbles Onto A Strange Cave With An Incredible Secret Inside

It may be an understatement, but people sure have accomplished some truly amazing things in the name of religion. The frescoes of the Sistine Chapel, for example, are some of the most spectacular pieces of not just religious art, but art in general.

20 Haunting Facts About The Titanic That Few People Are Aware Of

Sometimes, the mythology surrounding a historical event can overtake the actual facts of the story—and, naturally, our memories of it become confused. When a particular interpretation of events becomes iconic enough, it can be easy to forget what really happened.

Man Cleaning Out His Veteran Grandfather's Attic Accidentally Stumbles Upon A Startling Secret

People have found all sorts of amazing things hidden in their attics or basements. Finding an entire chest, though, is something particularly special.

Man Learns His Old Throw Blanket Is Actually A Valuable Native American Artifact

Antiques don’t just provide a décor aesthetic; they remind us that everything has a history—and a price. It can be surprising to learn the value of seemingly ordinary items that we often overlook.

Farmer Accidentally Unearths An Ancient Artifact With A Cursed History

Every so often you read a story about someone accidentally stumbling upon a historic artifact stuffed in their attic or buried in their backyard. Sure, it seems like the premise of a fairy tale, but these things do occasionally happen.

300-Year-Old Cave In The Philippines Turns Out To Be Hiding A Horrific Secret

You may have heard about outer space being referred to as the “final frontier” since so much has already been discovered on Earth. The truth is, though, that it’s a big planet, and there are still amazing things to find right below our feet!

12 Cutthroat Pirate Traditions That Most People Don't Know About

You probably think that you already know everything there is to know about pirates. They sailed the high seas, loved rum, and stole plenty of booty from passing ships. What else is there to know?

Newly Found Rolls Of Film From Arctic Hot Air Balloon Crash Reveal A Desperate Race To Survive

You can never underestimate the power of human curiosity. Without the work of brave explorers, there’s a chance many places on Earth would remain undiscovered to this very day.

Remains Of A Gigantic And Mysterious Creature Found Buried Under A Siberian Beach

When it comes to science, even some of the most seemingly small discoveries could have a huge impact. Something that may seem negligible or insignificant to the average layperson could actually have enormous scientific implications.

17 Bizarre Things That Really Happened 100 Years Ago With Photo Evidence To Prove It

Over the last century, humanity and technology have gone through some pretty drastic evolutions. And the faster these things progress, the easier it becomes for people to forget the past. Understandably, no one wants that!

27 Before And After Pics That Show How Iconic Landmarks Have Changed Over Time

Time has a way of changing things. It changes people, causing our bones to ache and our muscles to tighten as we get older, but it doesn’t stop there: it can change our favorite places, too.

Farmer Knocks Over A Stone And Uncovers The Hidden Entrance To A Thousand-Year-Old Secret

Like the rest of its European compatriots, Scotland is steeped with a colorful, complex history. And no, it isn’t all just the brutal head-lopping found in Bravehart—though there is a great deal of war in the country’s rearview mirror.

Woman's Basement Floor Suddenly Collapses And Reveals The Secret Hidden Underneath

Everyone wonders what sort of history their home is hiding. After all, some people have found amazing artifacts and treasures in their basements and attics, so why would your house be any different?

10 Controversial Artifacts That Could Change The Course Of History

As Indiana Jones once wisely said, artifacts “belong in a museum.” And whether you’re a history junkie or just someone who likes taking a peek at the old and ancient, you have to tip your hat to the Indys of the world who know how to handle hot-ticket artifacts.

21 Top-Secret Facts About The Secret Service That Very Few People Know About

It goes without saying, but the United States Secret Service is a rather secretive group. It’s understandable, though, when you have to protect the president and other high-up government officials; you can’t exactly risk people knowing the ins and outs of your work.