When wild beasts roamed the UK
The Victorian period witnessed a huge surge in the number of exotic beasts in the towns and cities of England - as creatures were imported from the far reaches of the British Empire. But Victorians' enthusiasms for wild and dangerous animals had some...
Decoding Secret Societies: What Are All Those Old Boys'...
Their members use secret handshakes and coded language. In temples, they don ancient regalia, helmets, or masks. Thanks to their veils of s...
Moving the Stonehenge Bluestones: At last a successful method...
Without a single archaeologist in sight, a couple of boat builders and an inspired TV company show just how easy it can be to load a full-size bluestone onto a replica Bronze-Age boat. Robin Heath ...
15 Mind-Blowing Old-Timey Photos You Won't Believe Are Real...
People of the past are daring us to make sense of them, and once again, we've risen boldly to the challenge.
Document Deep Dive: What Did the Zimmermann Telegram Say?...
See how British cryptologists cracked the coded message that propelled the United States into World War I
Nikita Khrushchev Goes to Hollywood
Lunch with the Soviet leader was Tinseltown's hottest ticket, with famous celebrities including Marilyn Monroe and Dean Martin
That Time a German Prince Built an Artificial Volcano
When a 18th century German prince visited Mt. Vesuvius in Naples, he insisted on building a replica of it on his estate back home
Top 10 Snipers in History
Concealment is key to becoming a great sniper. Highly trained marksmen who can shoot accurately from incredible distances with specialized training in high-precision rifles.
Great fall of China: section of wall collapses
A section of the centuries-old Great Wall of China has collapsed due to a combination of heavy rainfall and construction works.
The 25 Worst Riots of All Time
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Top 10 Strange Topics That Need More Explanation
The world if full of mysterious objects, people, places, and events that need more research. In the last 30 years, humans have made some incredible scientific advancement in the area of archeology, astronomy, computer technology, radar, physics, che...
Simon (cat) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
(c. 1947 -28 November 1949) was the who served on the sloop . In 1949, during the , he received the 's after surviving injuries from a cannon shell, raising , and killing off a rat infestation during his service.
The Long and Winding History of the Thames
Float down England's longest river, from its origin in the Cotswolds to its ramble through London, a journey through centuries of
What Vikings really looked like
Were Vikings really dirty savages who wore horned helmets, or did they look like we do today? Here's what the experts say.